Homes with lots of windows are appealing for many people to let natural light flood their living spaces during the day. While this natural light is appealing for many reasons, there are just as many reasons for wanting to block the light out at certain times. In these cases, blackout shades may be a great option for you.
Blackout shades are used to completely block the light from outdoors– from the sun, street lights, neighbors, etc. You may be familiar with the use of blackout shades at night for those of us who must have a completely darkened room to sleep, but there are other uses as well.
Blackout shades are great options for people who work a night shift and need to sleep during the day. Our normal circadian rhythm follows light and dark, and it is against our nature to sleep during daytime. In order to get more restful and deep sleep, blackout shades can be very helpful. Blackout shades can also be very useful to block out light while viewing a movie to prevent glare on the screen, or for working in your home office. Screen glare can cause eye strain, which can cause long-term vision issues.
Blackout shades can also be preferred for privacy reasons in crowded neighborhoods, and they can also offer energy efficiency by blocking out the cold in the winter months and the hot sun in the summer months.
Whatever your reason for needing blackout shades, our team at Blinds America can help! We have a big selection of blackout shades in our large showroom and can find the perfect fit for you and your home. We have over 30 years of experience and can help with the selection and installation of blackout shades in your home. We offer excellent customer service and will exceed your expectations with every service. Give us a call today for a free consultation and estimate; we look forward to working with you!