Why Homes Need Blackout Shades

Why Homes Need Blackout Shades

Blackout shades are a great addition for rooms where you may not always want to let in natural light. If you have a home theater, a bedroom you’d like to keep darker a little longer, or any other room that gets a little too much light sometimes, we have great options for blackout and room-darkening Hunter Douglas shades. Let VSC Window Coverings of Eugene, Oregon, show you why your Oregon home needs blackout shades.

Light Control

If light control is a problem in your living room, bedroom, or maybe even your entire home, blackout shades will eliminate this problem. While all Hunter Douglas products have excellent levels of light control and diffusion, Hunter Douglas window treatments that feature room-darkening fabrics and blackout options allow you to make the window treatments in your home as close to a complete blackout as possible. Because a complete blackout of light is impossible with just the use of window treatments, these treatments can be paired with blackout curtains for even more light control ability if needed.


In addition to enhancing your windows so they expertly block light, room-darkening fabrics and blackout shades will add an extra layer of insulation to your home. Fabrics that are specifically crafted for room-darkening purposes are usually heavier and more opaque, creating an excellent barrier between your windows and your home. These fabrics will significantly decrease the amount of heat and cold air that is transferred into your home through your windows. By decreasing this temperature transfer you can decrease the amount of time that your heating and air conditioning units run throughout the day to maintain the ideal temperature in your home, which will also decrease the amount of money you spend on your energy bill.


Blackout shades and room-darkening fabrics are available with a wide range of Hunter Douglas products. While room-darkening fabrics typically feature opaque materials and thicker fabrics, Hunter Douglas also offers customization options, so you can get greater light control with any fabric. Opaque materials, like hardwood, hybrid woods, vinyl, and opaque fabrics will provide you with immediate light control that may not need any customization. However, with the additional customizations available, like the de-light™ blackout feature that stops light from seeping through holes and seams in blinds and shades, these window treatments can get as close to a full blackout as possible. Liners for light control can be added to almost any Hunter Douglas window treatment, so you never have to compromise on style for function.

Hunter Douglas room-darkening fabrics and blackout options are available with many different products. Duette® honeycomb shades, Roman Shades, Woven Wood shades, and Silhouette® Window shadings are a few of the products that are available with room-darkening fabrics. Parkland® genuine hardwood blinds, EverWood® alternative wood blinds, and Modern Precious Metals® aluminum blinds are all products that are available with the de-Light™ blackout options.

If you are interested in these room-darkening and blackout shade options, VSC Window Coverings, serving Eugene, Oregon and the surrounding area, can help you pick the best option for your home. Contact our team of experts today!