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Do roller blinds keep in the heat?

Updated: Mar 1

As we inch closer to the winter months in Australia, many of you must be thinking about preparing your home for the colder weather. Some parts of Australia get incredibly cold during the winter and it becomes nearly impossible to make it through the season without relying heavily on indoor heating ☃️. However, the comfort you get from a warmer home can quickly be overwhelmed by the massive heating bill it racks up. It begs the question, are there more cost-effective ways to keep your house warmer in winter?


The good news is that there are several ways to insulate your home against the biting winter weather. Believe it or not, your window coverings make a considerable difference to the comfort you enjoy. In fact, roller blinds are something of a secret weapon for keeping in the heat and keeping your toes just a little bit warmer! 🦶


Let’s explore this:


Do blinds keep your home warmer in winter?


The short answer is: yes, blinds and window coverings keep your home warmer in the winter. You can enhance your home’s insulation by installing some great window coverings, such as roller blinds, to increase your comfort without breaking the bank. You’ll also save on energy costs because up to 35% of heat in your home is lost to bare windows, doors, and droughts blowing through the building! 😮


Moreover, some window coverings are more effective at insulating homes than others! Consumer New Zealand published an awesome study in 2019, the results of which spoke volumes. Consumer NZ investigated the effectiveness of different wall coverings for reducing heat loss through windows.


The study found that roller blinds are one of the top three most effective window coverings for keeping in the warmth during winter. Roller blinds conserve about 23% more heat in the home when compared to a bare window. During the winter, a couple of degrees Celsius is the difference between being cold and being comfortable.


How do blinds control the heat?


Blinds and window coverings control the heat by creating a barrier between the warmer air in your home and your cold, bare windows. The heat in the air is lost quickly to the cold panes, making the room feel colder. The colder your room, the harder your heating devices have to work to maintain a comfortable temperature. Thus, you want to make the right choice of window covering to save energy and conserve heat all winter long.


There are a couple of things to consider when choosing roller blinds for the purpose of better insulating your home. The good news is that if you order custom roller blinds you can craft the perfect solution for your windows and maximise your heat conservation and energy cost savings! 🤯


Here’s what you need to consider:

  1. The fabric that your roller blinds are made from will affect their insulation value. Choosing a thicker material with a tighter knit is the best practice for more reliable insulation.

  2. The fit of your roller blinds is extremely important. Gaps around the top, bottom and sides of your roller blinds allow cold air to seep into your space. You can minimise gaps by ordering custom roller blinds that are made to fit your windows perfectly. Check out our guidelines for measuring your windows to ensure that you get the right fit.





Professional advice makes a difference


If you pick the most insulating fabric on our website, there’s not much of a point to it unless you fit your roller blinds properly. Although our measuring guide will help you, don’t hesitate to reach out for professional advice if you’re unsure. We do COVID-safe virtual consultations and can even help with professional installation if you contact us to chat about your needs.


Create custom roller blinds in three easy steps


Here’s how you can create the perfect roller blinds for your space and start keeping the heat in, today:

  1. Measure the windows you want to cover. Follow the guidelines on our website and you’ll end up with awesome, well-fit blinds.

  2. Order your blinds on our website. Create your custom roller blinds in just a couple of easy clicks.

  3. Install your custom blinds yourself! Our window coverings are easy-breezy DIY solutions for your home. Never fear, we have an installation guide to help you.


What are you waiting for? Contact us today to chat about your home and how we can help you enhance it with the perfect window coverings. No home is complete without an insulating window covering that also protects your privacy and your comfort!


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