It’s finally starting to cool down here in Phoenix (you know, like 60 degrees!) and it has me thinking about insulating windows from the cold. Here is a little information about how to help with those winter heating costs:
Insulating drapery helps regulate temperature and can dampen sound. All drapery lining will give some degree of insulation, but certain linings are specifically designed for it. They can help save on heating costs by reducing drafts and heat loss during the winter, and can keep things cooler in the summer by blocking heat from the sun. Insulated drapery lining also dampens sound and can help block outside noises.
Flannel interlining will provide a thin layer of insulation between the lining and the fabric. Available in a neutral color, flannel interlining will help insulate your windows from the heat and the cold as well as add body and fullness to your draperies making them look more full and luxurious. DrapeStyle uses a 100% cotton, premium, heavy-weight flannel interlining. The flannel is loosely woven to provide a greater insulating factor and dramatically add to the fullness of your custom drapes. You may choose to add flannel interlining and standard lining, or flannel interlining and blackout lining to your custom drapes.
Bump interlining is particularly effective at thermal and noise insulation. Bump Interlining, or “English Bump” as it is often called is an extremely heavy-weight 100% cotton flannel interlining. The name “English Bump” refers to its use as the home’s primary insulation in early nineteenth century England. At more than twice the thickness and weight as our flannel interlining, bump is the perfect choice when sound and climate insulation are required. Bump is sandwiched between the fabric and the lining. You may add bump with your standard lining or blackout lining. Because it’s thick, bump is often used to create fuller, heavier looking draperies that have a luxurious feel.
If you are thinking about insulating your draperies and have questions, please contact us. Here at DrapeStyle everything we do is custom made so you can truly create the drapes of your dreams. Please see our website for more ideas and inspiration, or order a free catalog. And, orders placed by the end of the month will also receive free shipping. See website for full details.