How to cover windows from light?
Most people would like their windows to be dark so they can avoid light and save energy. Unfortunately, this is not always possible or desirable. Windows often need to be covered to make the interior dark enough while allowing sunlight into the room.
Window coverings come in many different styles, materials and colors. To choose the right one for your windows, it’s important to know what types of coverings are available and how they work. These coverings can be divided into two main categories:
Blinds and Curtains
Blinds are the most common type of covering and are made of various materials, including fabric, plastic and metal. They are usually raised by a wire or metal system and are often used in conjunction with curtains. Blinds can be pulled down and closed for privacy or left open to allow daylight into a room.
Curtains are a more decorative type of covering, and are usually made of a variety of fabrics and materials. They can either be tied at the top or tied at the bottom which can allow light and air to enter or exit a room. Curtains can be used to screen noise and sunlight or to divide a room into separate areas.
Awnings are a special type of curtains that are used to cover all or part of a window. They are made of various materials, including fabric, vinyl and plastic, and can be raised or lowered, depending on the desired effect. Awnings can be used to protect a window from the elements or to create an enclosed sunbath.
Window shades come in many different styles, materials and colors, and can be a great way to protect your windows from the sun and weather. It is important to choose the right type of window cover for your windows, based on the type of window, the material of the cover and your personal preferences.