Insulating Window Coverings

Insulating window coverings let you control temperature and sound transference. You can select curtains, shutters, and shades for your window covering choice and insulation can be incorporated into any of these choices. You can create a window treatment that looks great and insulates your from heat, cold and noise.

Windows serve many purposes in your home. They let you look out at a beautiful view, let light, fresh air and noise in, and let heat or cold pass through too. Most of these purposes are normally desired as long as you have the control, however, sometimes you aren't able to control the amount of light or sound that comes in through the window.

That need for control is why there is such a large variety of window coverings so that the consumer can choose the window coverings that fit their needs and desires for complete and total satisfaction. What do you want in your insulating window coverings? Temperature control to keep the heat and cold on the right side of the window. Sound control to keep noise out. Insulating window coverings also stop drafts that can make room occupants feel cold. There can be an added benefit of a room-darkening function.

Insulating window coverings can be attractive, as well as functional. They come in a variety of colors, patters and fabrics, as well as styles. This is great for consumers who are remodeling or redecorating their entire room and want to find window coverings that mesh with the decor of the room or the entire home. Being able to find a window covering that most meet your aesthetic needs as well as your practical needs is very important. You will be more satisfied when you are able to meet both of these needs.

The insulation can be attained in a variety of ways. Some curtains have a rubber-like membrane sprayed onto the back that helps reduce heat/cold and sound movement. Batting, like found in quilts, can be inserted between the curtain and lining. Mylar, like used for space blankets, can also be used as a middle layer between the lining and curtain. Rigid coverings can be insulated with foam-board or acoustical foam. You could opt for a sound-reducing Plexiglass-like material that can be fit into your window frames that will insulate against noise, and because of the airspace created by the installation, this can also be a good insulation against heat/cold transfer. Air is also a good insulator, so honeycomb shades can be valuable for insulation purposes. And of course, you can mix and match your insulated window coverings so get a maximum protection.

Finding the window coverings that look great in your room as well as work to keep the light and sound out when you desire, can readily be accomplished. With just a little knowledge and planning, you will be able to find the window coverings that make your windows pop and that make you more comfortable in the room.