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Will blinds help to keep heat out?

With UK summers getting hotter and hotter every year, you may be looking for ways to bring the temperature down in your home or office. After all, spending time outdoors when the sun’s out is great, but it can get pretty uncomfortable when you’re stuck inside. Fortunately, installing beautiful window blinds in your property can help you to keep the heat out and stay cool this summer. 

Best blinds to keep the summer heat out

Windows may bring in lots of natural light, but they can also bring in plenty of heat too, especially during the summer months. There are several ways to keep the heat out of your home or office, including tinting your windows and installing sunshades or curtains. However, one of the best solutions is fitting stylish and affordable blinds. These popular window dressings can keep the heat of your property whilst enhancing the appearance of a room. They can add an abundance of class and style and are ideal for both traditional and modern properties. Here are the best blinds to keep the heat out of your home this summer. 

Vertical blinds 

One of the most popular blind types for keeping out heat is vertical blinds. Low cost and extremely versatile, they’re a common choice in homes and offices across the UK. Vertical blinds not only keep heat out of your property, but they also offer fantastic light control and privacy. These blinds make it easy to manage the amount of light entering the room thanks to individual louvres which can be rotated 180 degrees. Vertical blinds come in a wide range of colours and patterns to suit your tastes and existing décor. 

Venetian blinds

Venetian blinds can be quite effective at lowering the heat in a room. Slats are available in either wood or aluminium and can be tilted to control how much sunlight is allowed to enter. When fully closed, they can be very efficient at lowering the room temperature. If you’re buying Venetian blinds for a conservatory, aluminium is recommended. This is because this material offers better heat control than wood, withstanding higher temperatures. 

Various slat sizes are available to meet your needs as well as many different colours and finishes. Whether your room is traditional or contemporary in design, it’s easy to find the perfect Venetian blinds to suit the space. Why not visit our showroom to view samples of our blinds?    

Roller blinds 

Roller blinds may be simple, but they’re also wonderfully effective at keeping rooms cool during the summer. These blinds consist of a solid sheet of fabric across the window, making them better able to reduce heat than many other blind types. They maximise the window space much more efficiently than vertical or Venetian blinds. Many people opt for roller blackout blinds in Grimsby, Cleethorpes, and Lincoln when they want excellent control of the light and heat entering their homes or offices. At Humberside Blinds, we supply child-safe blackout roller blinds as well as some fantastic motorised options. 

Twist / vision blinds

Twist / vision blinds are ideal all year round, insulating your home or office in both the summer and winter. These blinds have two layers of fabric – one which is transparent and the other a block colour. They’re more effective than other blind types because they can trap and retain heat between the two layers. This helps to keep your home cool or warm depending on the time of year. 

Twist / vision blinds are a wonderful innovation which many property owners are taking advantage of. They come in a wide range of fabrics, including blackout, which is able to further reduce the sun’s heat. The blackout cloth will greatly decrease heat absorption, making your room a lot cooler and more comfortable.

Perfect fit/Intu blinds

Perfect fit blinds are arguably the number one choice for reducing heat and glare. Made to measure, they fit neatly on to your window, with no gaps down the side of the blind. Their compact fit reduces heat build-up in summer, as well as retaining heat in the winter. At Humberside Blinds, we supply Perfect Fit blinds in a range of styles, including roller, pleated Roman, and Venetian. We can fit these blinds to every size and shape of the window, allowing you effective control of the light and heat entering your home or office. 

Why choose blinds to keep heat out

Keeping your home or office cool during the summer months can be a challenge, particularly with temperatures climbing higher and higher in the UK every year. The good news is that you don’t need to spend a fortune on air conditioning systems to keep your property cool. Fans may be a useful solution; however, they tend to consume a lot of energy, and you can expect a nasty surprise once you receive your electricity bill. Plus, that stifling heat will quickly return once they’re turned off. 

For a more effective way to reduce heat in your property, turn your attention to your window coverings. The right blinds can keep your property cool and your bills in check. Blinds allow you to adjust the slats to control both light and ventilation. Impressively, when they’re completely closed, highly reflective blinds can reduce heat gain by approximately 45 per cent.

At Humberside Blinds, we supply and fit high-quality blinds in a range of styles, designs, colours, and patterns. This allows you to choose the perfect ones for your home or office. We’re one of the leading local blinds companies in our area and we’ve already helped thousands of people to reduce the heat in their properties. For further information about our products or service, don’t hesitate to call us. One of our team can come to your home to show you samples or to provide a free measuring service. If you’re seeking blackout blinds in Grimsby, Cleethorpes, or Lincoln which are manufactured to the highest standards, get in touch.

 

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