What are the benefits of insulating windows with blinds and shutters? Case Studies 02.11.2017 It’s a great question and one that we get asked a lot, here at Aspiration Blinds. Properly insulating your windows is important for multiple reasons and we’d like to share with you some of the key benefits of installing blinds and shutters to help with this. Extra warmth and comfort in winter With winter coming fast, you’ll want as much help as you can get in terms of keeping your house, along with everyone inside it, warm. A great way of doing this is to install blinds or shutters to help protect against drafts from your windows. With a large amount of heat escaping through your windows, installing well fitted blinds or shutters is a very effective solution to this problem. You typically spend more time at home in winter too, so you’ll pleased to know that cleaning is simple, with blinds and shutters being very low maintenance additions to your décor. Heat and light reduction in summer Did you know that in times of extreme warmth, you can reduce heat up to 46% by introducing a blind or shutter to your window? That could be a real help when the sun is beating down but you want to remain comfortable in your home. You can also use blinds and shutters to control the light coming in to a room, adjusting them to make the room as bright or as dark as you want it to be. In times of prolonged sunlight, having this extra level of control can also help avoid discolouration to your furniture and decoration. Noise reduction Too much noise is a form of pollution. At best, it can be annoying and at worst, potentially harmful. Whether it’s people speaking loudly outside, heavy traffic driving past, noisy construction work happening nearby, or something else entirely, too much noise entering your home can be a very unwelcome distraction. Adding blinds and shutters to your property is a great way of reducing external noise, whilst also enhancing your own privacy and security. Energy saving With energy prices constantly on the rise, doesn’t the sound of up to a 25% saving on these costs sound good? Selecting the right blinds and shutters can help keep your energy where it should be – inside your home. By being more energy efficient, you’re not only going to save money but will also be helping the environment too. A win-win, all round. Additional design flair Finally, let’s not forget that blinds and shutters look fantastic. They can work with both your interior and exterior design, helping to complete the look and feel your property. Available in a wide variety of colours, designs and sizes, blinds and shutters can lift the style of any room in your house, acting as practical and beautiful additions to your windows.