Blackout roller shades for windows are mostly used by those who work nights and need to sleep during the day and they also come in handy when the kids are taking a nap in the afternoons. Another good reason to use blackout window shades, especially blackout cellular shades, is that they can cut down on the energy cost by keeping the room cooler in summer and warmer in winter. In time, they will pay for themselves, so you can’t lose.
Keep in mind that the higher level of insulation that is in the window shade the more money you will save and the less noise you will hear, which is yet another benefit of insulated blackout roller shades. Noise reduction alone is reason enough for some day sleepers to invest in these types of window shades.
The most popular blackout window shades are blackout cellular shades, blackout roman shades and blackout woven wood shades and the good old fashion blackout paper shades, which are also the cheapest. You can get blackout paper shades on Amazon 6 to a pack for $35 and that is cheap. Just look for the Blackout Pleated Redi-Shades, there are various sizes and plenty of reviews with high ratings. I don’t think you can beat this deal anywhere.
For those who are unfamiliar with different types of window shades I’ll give a brief description. Blackout cellular shades are made of solid fabric that stacks, similar to an accordian, blackout roman shades are made with tightly woven fabrics and come in styles of traditional, rolled and hobbled and blackout woven wood shades come in bamboo, reed and other natural woods that appeal to those who prefer a natural outdoorsy look and feel.
When it comes to high end brands Hunter Douglas, Bali, Levolor, Kirsch, Graber and Comfortex are some of the most popular. As we all know you will pay more for quality window treatments. For middle of the road prices check out Penney’s, Home Depot or Loew’s.
Lastly, for those who are on a budget it’s better to look for sales and discounts at Target, Amazon, Overstock, Kmart and Walmart. You can find them all online just a click or so away.
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