December 6th 2022

Keeping The Cold Out This Winter: Our Tips and Tricks

With winter in full swing, keeping the cold out can seem almost impossible. This is commonly due to poorly insulated windows, which means now is a good time to start winter-proofing your home.

Not sure where to begin? Check out some of our tips and tricks to help keep your home cosy and comfortable this winter season!

Choosing a Custom-Fitted Product

One of the best ways to help insulate your home is to invest in made-to-measure blinds, curtains, and shutters. Thermal blinds and window coverings that fit perfectly are a great way to not only manage things like privacy and sunlight but to keep the heat in your space.

Although all of our products help provide that barrier between your cold window and your nice and warm room, our special thermal blinds are expertly designed to be both heat and energy efficient too! As they are made up of honeycomb-shaped cells, they trap air and block out the cold air.

Our stylish range of blinds can be used in all spaces, but particularly help keep conservatories and garden rooms warmer in the winter.

Layering Your Window Coverings

Another way to fight the cold air is to install curtains over your blinds or shutters. Not only will they add a touch of personality to your space but closing the curtains in rooms you don’t use and at the end of the day will help you effectively reduce heat loss throughout your home.

Adding a Lining to Your Curtains

Although all of our Roman Blinds and Curtains are fully lined and great at keeping out the cold, adding a lining will further increase the fabric’s thermal properties. This is particularly effective if you have a house with older double glazing that still lets a lot of cold air in.

Get a Well-Fitted Product

Unfortunately, any blinds that aren’t perfectly fitted in your window, will still let cold air into your space, as it will travel through the gaps. By choosing a product that is made to measure and perfectly fitted, you will be able to eliminate draughts and keep your space warm.

To avoid any unnecessary draughts or incorrect fittings, our team of specialists will come to your home to measure your windows and help you choose your ideal product. They will also come back and fit the final product for you, which fully takes the pressure off of you.

Try Wood and Faux Wood Shutters

Another great way to insulate your home is to install shutters. Not only will they give your space a stylish look, but shutters also improve energy efficiency and can help you control the amount of sunlight and privacy you have in your home.

Choose Reynolds for Your Made-To-Measure Blinds

With over 25 years of experience, Reynolds Blinds provides high-quality blinds, curtains, shutters, and garden awnings to all of our customers. Our expert team will not only assist you in-store, but our fitters will come to your home to measure and install your perfectly fitted window coverings.

Our made-to-measure products come in a wide range of materials, colours, and textures, to suit your style and budget. Browse our online selection and visit our showrooms today to find your ideal window coverings.

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