Here is everything you need to know before switching from the existing curtains in your home to the modern ultraviolet protecting blackout curtains.
Why do most of us want curtains in the first place? The primary purposes of curtains are to block out sun light and heat radiation, and to maintain privacy while staying at home. Too much sun light coming through the windows can make your home furniture hot and can make you feel uncomfortable when using them for activities like working on a computer or watching the television. Not only does the sunlight make your chairs and tables hot, they also create glares in the computer and TV screens. It is therefore not a
surprise that many people living in Bangkok choose to furnish their windows with high quality curtains as they want the best protection from the sun rays and increased comfort living inside their homes. The sun light not only produces excessive heat and light, it also produces ultraviolet radiation which can be a detriment to the furniture and interior of your home as the sun rays pass through the windows during the hot afternoons.
Blackout curtains have improved throughout the years, from the plastic-texture polyester to a softer, more pliable texture that is comfortable to touch and is also less static-prone. With the modern technology enhancing curtain fabrics’ features, complete UV protection with the new textures has now become the norm in Bangkok. Many homeowners are changing their curtains and switching to use UV and light blocking curtains, also known as blackout curtains, as these types work better in hotter climates than the traditional, non UV-blocking ones. They last longer and they are more energy saving as they block out the heat more effectively thereby reducing your air conditioning needs. Some people in Bangkok are still attached to their current curtains but this is not a problem as well because you can turn them into blackout curtains by adding a UV protecting lining at the back. The blackout linings are normally used when homeowners decide to keep the existing curtains however for those who would like to change theirs, the option to buy standard curtains added with blackout lining would be more costly as the stitching costs of blackout linings are double that of the in-built blackout curtains. In both cases however, the benefits are the same as they preserve the condition of your interior furnishings and reduce the energy costs of cooling your home. The in-built UV blocking curtains are the more cost-effective solution of reducing solar heat and radiation as the tailoring cost is lower and it is no wonder that they are extremely popular among the people living here.
There are other benefits of switching to blackout curtains than reducing sun glares, heat, and radiation into your homes. The blackout curtains are more multi-layered than their traditional counterparts and they keep out the noise better. Noise disturbance reduces the comfort of living in your homes as you would get less brain rest during rest hours, and less concentration during work hours or even watching the TV can be less fun with excessive noise in the background. It is well-documented among the science community that noise pollution can lead to many health problems such as fatigue, anxiety, and restlessness etc. Some of the blackout curtains are also easy to take care of as they do not hold on to dust so you wouldn’t have to constantly vacuum them. At ATM Decor, we have several designs of blackout curtain fabrics that control airborne dust and these ones are better for your health as they wouldn’t release a lot of dust when you are cleaning your home. Another factor that encourages people living in Bangkok to switch to blackout curtains is that they simply look great. Many of the blackout curtains have gorgeous designs and they can give any home an added element of elegance and glamour. The curtain fabric is of higher quality and its texture boosts the sharpness of colors and designs, creating more appeal than the traditional curtains. They are not only used for homes and offices, they are always used at the work places like media rooms and photography studios as they serve the purpose of complete light and shadow control. Blackout curtains come in all shapes and kinds, from the extremely professional, no-design look to the flowery, design filled kinds. They can also be used for all kinds of curtain styles from the classic triple pleated style, grommet tops to the modern eyelet models. The blackout fabric is remarkably versatile as technology in this fabric industry has come a long way.
At ATM Decor, we offer a great variety of energy-saving blackout curtains from the professional no-design features to the colorful, pattern filled look. We also offer a numerous styles that would be suitable for installation in your homes. We offer a complete solution to all your blackout curtain requirements, should you wish to keep your existing curtains you also get the option to get the blackout linings tailored into them. Please call us at 02 223 4828 for any questions about our blackout curtains and how we can be at your service.