Blockout Curtains: Why You Need Them In Your Home

Are you having trouble sleeping at night because of the extra lighting outside? Does your natural lighting create a glare on your television and computers? Do you want to reduce your room’s heat in the summer? Do you wish to save up on your energy bills? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you should consider some Blockout/Blackout Curtains.

Special curtains like Blockout/Blackout Curtains actually do not differ much from your standard polyester and cotton curtains. The difference lies in their special coated fabric – Blockout/Blackout Curtains have a special coating of acrylic or liquefied rubber. The number of layers can sometimes differ – the more coats of rubber there are, the more opaque the curtain and the greater blockout/blackout capacity the coated fabrics has. For you, that means a greater insulation capacity and guaranteed privacy – as no light is going to pass through a coated fabric!

Ordinary Curtains vs. Blockout/Blackout Curtains

We’ll be honest – the difference is pretty much chalk and cheese. Ordinary and uncoated fabrics might be lighter to touch and easier to wash and maintain, but that’s about it. While they’ll help to minimise light and heat from getting through to your living spaces, blockout/blackout curtains do the same job to a far greater extent. Their increased fabric thickness means that they can completely absorb light and heat, giving you maximum protection from bothersome glare, light, and heat. But hey, let’s break down the bonuses a little bit further:

Benefits of Blockout/Blackout Curtains

Here are the reasons you should get blockout/blackout curtains.

  • Full Privacy

The reinforced thickness of the curtain adds a sense of security to your room for a worry-free atmosphere. Passersby will definitely not be able to see through the reinforced acrylic coating, giving you total peace of mind.

  • Increased Light control

With a single easy swish of the hand-drawn curtain fabric, you can switch between natural and artificial light at any time. No need for unnecessary outdoor lights.

  • Improved Heating & Insulation

The glass surfaces of your home’s windows are poor insulators that allow both cool and warm air to pass through freely. Keep yourself warm in winter and cool in summer by getting the optimum temperature in your home, whenever you want it.

  • Cut Down On Your Power Bills

Energy bills are a killer – but it’s easy to see their price creep up when you’re forced to blast the heater or aircon whenever the temperature isn’t ideal. Blockout/Blackout Curtains allow you to reduce your electricity consumption with ease.

If you’re finding it difficult to identify a Blockout/Blackout Curtain, you should get in contact with us. Sometimes, the coated fabrics are thicker than their uncoated counterparts, but you want to make absolutely certain that you’re buying legitimate fabric with the acrylic backing. If you’re going to enjoy the full benefits of blockout curtains, you should look for authentic ones.

So…where can I find Blockout/Blackout Curtains?

Well, authentic Blockout/Blackout Curtains are available from a number of retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar.

  • At online shopping sites

Online shopping sites such as Wonderlux provide a convenient way to browse and buy furnishings such as curtains. You have the most options to choose from compared with the other places on this list. They even list them according to categories of your choice. You only need to access their sites, and you are one step away from buying them.

The main problem with buying online is that you can only see a few pictures and a description. You will have to wait for them to arrive to check the quality and authenticity of your purchases. You can always return them if you are not satisfied with the products.

  • At shopping centres

To avoid getting the wrong curtains, you can buy them yourself. Shopping centres offer a wide selection of goods you can choose from. Going to the store personally may be a minor inconvenience. But it may be worth it if you find an authentic blockout curtain.

Shopping centres, however, may pose another factor. You might fall victim to sales talk and false descriptions. You may still end up with a “blockout” curtain that is not actually coated.

  • At trusted window furnishing shops

Where can you buy genuine blockout curtains? Where else but at specialty shops! Here, you will find exactly what you’re looking for. More importantly, you’ll also take sound advice with anything about curtains.

Watson Blinds & Awnings is your one-stop shop for all the curtains and other window furnishings you need. We have been in the business for 50 years all across Canberra. For any enquiries, you may drop by at our location: 73 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609. We are open from Monday until Friday at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.