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Does anyone know if those thermo curtains work? You see them at Walmart and Target. They have a special backing to the curtains that are energy efficient and of course block out light.

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By sanemom4 from North Kingstown, RI

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September 8, 20101 found this helpful
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Yes, the thermo drapes do help blockout the heat of summer and the chill of winter's glass panes; however, I recommend washing them by hand as I did them in the washing machine following manufacturer's instructions and a lot of the backing chipped off when they stuck together when wet. I did not put them in the dryer. Granted WalMart may be cheaper priced than a better quality elsewhere, but the material itself is in great condition.

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The backing is of cheap quality and the drapes did keep their shape after washing. I am disappointed at paying so much for them and after a first wash, the backing did not hold up as expected. I feel like I was gouged pricewise because of it.

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September 10, 20100 found this helpful
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Yes, thermal backed drapes do work. When you purchase the drapes/curtains be sure that the backing is not the very thin kind you can find in some stores. The extra money you will spend is well worth it. You just have to use your "common sense" when purchasing them as to what is a good backing and what is not.

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September 10, 20100 found this helpful
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I found insulated drapes in our "new" home and yes, they do keep some of the heat out. I also put up bubble wrap in the window, west facing and that helped even more.

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I have not washed them yet!

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September 10, 20100 found this helpful
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Yep they sure do work! As previous response, make sure you buy decent thickness insulation as they do keep a room warm in the winter (in the uk).

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September 8, 20100 found this helpful

I always washed my thermal backed curtains/drapes in the washer and never had any trouble with the backing peeling off, even where they stuck together. The ones I had I ordered out of the Montgomery Wards catalog back in the 70s.

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The ones I had were so big it would have been really hard to wash them by hand.

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September 10, 20100 found this helpful

Yes they do and when they were replaced I used them like meat in a sandwich in some lap robes. That worked out far better then I expected. The lap robes were around for a very long time!

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September 10, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks for the feedback! Is there a brand name one would recommend for thermo curtains?

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