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Do Thermal Insulated Curtains Really Help?

Thermal curtains can help block heat in the summer and keep the cold out in the winter. This is a guide about. "Do thermal insulated curtains really help?".
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September 8, 2010

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.

By sanemom4 from North Kingstown, RI

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September 8, 20100 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. 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.

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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. 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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