In this article, The Blind Guy – proudly serving the greater Flathead area in Montana (MT) – is here to provide you with information on blackout shades, so you can see the advantages of adding them to your home. Contact us today for more information on our high-quality window treatments.

Blackout shades can be a great addition to your home, making it more comfortable and giving you tons of control over the light that is coming into your home. However, they aren’t right for every home or every room, for that matter. Read on to learn more about if blackout shades are right for your home.

First off, what are blackout shades? Blackout shades are made of a completely opaque fabric and are meant to block as much light from getting into your home as possible. They are common in bedrooms and media rooms.

To know if they are right for you, you have to consider what exactly you need. Are you looking for something that will almost completely block out light or just that will block out a decent amount? Hunter Douglas, Alta, and Graber all offer a wide selection of both room-darkening window treatments and blackout shades. If you are just looking to give your room a bit more privacy and light control, you may not need total blackout shades. If you are looking for a shade to block out light completely so you can get a better night’s sleep or if the sun is creating issues when you try to watch television, blackout shades may be perfect for you.

A primary reason most people opt for blackout shades is their ability to make a room completely dark for sleeping. No one wants to be rudely awakened by the bright sun in the morning. You want to wake up when you wake up, not when the sun decides it’s time. This is also great for a home that has people who may work during the night and sleep during the day. These shades allow those people to get a good amount of quality sleep when needed.

Another reason that blackout shades may be great for you is that they are super insulating. If you are looking for window coverings for a room that tends to get drafty or even for just large windows, blackout curtains could be a great option for you. During the summer, they will trap cool air inside and, in the winter, they will keep heat from escaping your home, as well as keep cold drafts from entering. Ultimately, these shades will keep your heating and cooling units from having to work harder and will keep your energy bills lowered. Not to mention they will keep your home a much more comfortable temperature year-round.

Having been providing custom window treatments to the entire Flathead Valley for over seventeen years, we here at The Blind Guy are quite confident we can advise you on the best shades for your home. Give us a call today and we would be more than happy to answer any further questions you may have about what is best for your home. We are proud to serve the greater Flathead area, including Kalispell, Bigfork, Whitefish, Eureka, Ronan, and Polson, Montana. Though we don’t have a showroom, we would be more than happy to schedule a free in-home consultation. Give us a call! We are excited to hear from you.