Blackout & Room Darkening Shades
Why are Vancouver homeowners Choosing Blackout Shades by Civic Blinds?
As members of the Vancouver community, we all welcome the sight of blue skies and sunnier days after surviving the long grey winter months. However, as Spring turns to Summer, the longer days and increased level of sunlight can be a problem for your internal clock and natural sleep rhythms. Young children can be most affected by this, as the earlier sunrises and later sunsets can disrupt their regular sleep schedules. Blackout Blinds can significantly increase the quality of your sleep by creating a completely dark environment, ensuring that you and your loved ones get a full night’s sleep.
Blackout shades are a great choice for:
- Shift workers
- Cinema rooms
- Small Children’s rooms
- Rooms facing bright city street lights
Blackout Shades Vs. Room Darkening Shades
Blackout shades are an excellent option for anyone that requires total darkness. These shades are made up of multiple layers of fabric, creating a thicker shade that will black 100% of light. On the other hand, room darkening shades are any shade that blocks between 95% and 99% of light. Room darkening shades are great for light sleepers., as they will block out bright city lights while still having a small amount of light pass through.
Add more privacy to your home
Blackout Blinds are the perfect choice for any room in your house that requires additional privacy like bedrooms and bathrooms. These Blinds a made with a thicker material which, blocks light from entering the room. Furthermore, the one-way sheer fabric will allow for an unobstructed view of the exterior while preventing anyone from seeing inside your home.
Reduce your energy costs
According to The U.S. Department of Energy, “About 30% of a home’s heating energy is lost through windows. In cooling seasons, about 76% of the sunlight that falls on standard double-pane windows enters to become heat”. Blackout Window Treatments have a thicker fabric that will Help insulate your home by preventing heat from escaping through the window. They can also help cool your home by blocking out heat and harmful UV rays, reducing heating and cooling costs in all four seasons.