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Three Benefits of Blackout Shades

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Investing in anything often involves one question: Is it worth it? If you have had your eye on blackout shades, you have probably wondered this exact question. You may have purchased blackout shades before, only to be disappointed. Or, maybe you are doing your research to make sure your initial purchase is the best one possible.

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Any way you go about it, determining whether or not a potential investment is worth it can be a big challenge. But we can make that much easier for you, as when you shop from our selection of Hunter Douglas blackout shades, you can rest assured that you are always making a great investment. When you choose Hunter Douglas, there are many benefits that come with their blackout shades, and we discuss the top three so you can rest assured that you are making the best investment.

Benefit 1: Improved Sleep Quality

If you have woken up after eight hours of sleep and still feel groggy, you might not have achieved enough REM sleep. One main culprit causing this is trace amounts of light seeping through your shades. This can come from sunlight, moonlight, cars, street lamps, and bright signs. One of the benefits of blackout shades is that they help improve your sleep quality by blocking these trace amounts of light.

For example, Duette® Cellular Shades from Hunter Douglas are available with LightLock™, a feature that fits securely onto a window frame. From there, this system absorbs light from all intensities and angles, so your room enjoys near-darkness. You can also peruse several opacities to find your perfect levels of darkness.

Benefit 2: Increased Energy Efficiency

Of course, darkness isn’t the only thing blackout shades offer. Due to their darker opacity, blackout shades help reduce your home’s energy usage while keeping your home comfortable throughout the year.

Since these shades block sunlight, they can help reduce heat gain in the summer. Whether you are trying to reduce your air conditioning use or want your home to remain relatively cool while you are on vacation, one of the benefits of blackout shades is that they help keep your home cooler naturally. On the flip side, they help provide added insulation in the winter to keep your home nice and warm. This all works to decrease how much energy your home uses more overall, greatly increasing its energy efficiency.

Benefit 3: Customization

Many people believe that blackout shades don’t offer much customization and only come in dark, heavy fabrics. Fortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth! 

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, Duette® Cellular Shades, and Silhouette® Sheer Shades all offer room-darkening and blackout capabilities, plus hundreds of fabric and color styles for you to choose from. No matter your style, you can achieve it with blackout shades from Hunter Douglas.

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As you can see, blackout shades have many benefits for your home. Whether you place them in your bedroom, guest bedroom, media room, or office, you will notice an immediate upgrade to your home in light control, energy efficiency, and style. 

To learn more about the three benefits of blackout shades or to discuss the aforementioned options from Hunter Douglas in detail, be sure to contact us or visit our showroom at Peerless Wallpaper & Blinds!

Plus, check out our promotions page for unbeatable savings on Hunter Douglas products throughout the year. Peerless Wallpaper & Blinds is located in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, proudly serving Monroeville, Pittsburgh, and Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

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Peerless Wallpaper & Blinds offers Hunter Douglas custom window coverings including Sheer shades, cellular shades, Roman shades, woven wood shades, roller and soler screen shades, shuttershorizontal and vertical blinds, draperies, motorization solutions, bedding, accessories, and more.

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