What are blackout curtains used for?

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If you purchase a new drapery for your bedroom, it is best to opt for a blackout drapery. Here’s why:

Saves energy

Most people opt for central heating during the evening, especially when everyone is in their home. However, about 25% of your room’s heat escapes through the windows. Blackout curtains help the room retain all its heat and reduce energy costs.

Blocks sunlight

Blackout drapes are an excellent choice if you want to block the sunlight. Blocking the sunlight gives you a pitch-black bedroom, which is an ideal sleeping environment. During the summers, these drapes keep the heat of the sunlight away from the room and avoid overheating.

Blocks sound

Although blackout drapes cannot create a soundproof environment, they are ideal for creating a sound barrier. Some blackout drapes come in triple-layer fabrics that reduce most noise entering your room, which helps you to focus on your work and enjoy a sound sleep.

Comments (4)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Emily Hanson these are very valuable list of tips about what are blackout curtains used for.

Nov 16, 2021 07:50 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Emily. We have floor to ceiling windows and are considering blackout cutains for all of the benefits you set forth. Enjoy your day.

Nov 17, 2021 04:45 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Emily - smart advice.  

Nov 17, 2021 05:39 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455 - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

Dec 17, 2021 06:46 AM