28 June, 2021 at 2:46 pm #1140565
I was talking in forum 1 to kiwi about this today… and throught I’d post on it. ( Not cos kiwi a drugged up Kenneth Williams look a like with less hair and memory of a goldfish )
And again… its the same old argument. Spend a lot at the start and save money over time or spend less at the beginning and carry on paying out later. I think this comes down to whether your house is a long term home or a property investment you pan on selling in a few years.
The question kiwi asked was want kept the cold out more: curtains, blinds or shutters?
Well the simple answer is shutters.
All windows over time get draffy. The frames rot and the putty holding the glass in shrinks leaving gaps. Even on double glazed windows this happens too over time. Nothing lasts for ever… if it did double glazing company’s would soon go burst.
As a child I’d hear the wind blowing and see the curtains moving in my bedroom. The problem really can be that bad on old houses. Living by the sea with storms blowing up the English channel from the Bay of Biscay the issue can be even worst.
So why are shutters better?
It comes down to the air gap and rigged panels. It’s like closing a door on the window, drafts hit the shutters. Without that air (draft) movement rooms feel warm. Think of a sitting in front of a fan on a warm day, turn it off and you sweat like hell.
Its not the only benefit of them, they add to home security. If you ever lock yourself out and try to get back in thru a window you will find this out like I did. If the shutters are locked no matter how much kick them you wont get in. Its like trying to kick in a locked door.
But the main reason I like them is cos I’m lazy. You put shutters in once and swipe them down. Paint them if they start to look a bit tatty. They will last 30 years or longer. You cant say that for curtains & blinds… after 10 years there only fit for the bin.
For between £100-200 per window its worth it.
If like me you’re nearing the big “30” and never plan on moving again….mucking around with step ladders and curtain rails puts many a younger mother in a&e… normally shouting at there hubby’s for ending up there.
God only knows what its like for those over 3028 June, 2021 at 2:58 pm #1140567
flying i noticed this idiot speaks like he types….no wonder he is just laughed at relentlessly lol28 June, 2021 at 6:48 pm #1140569
Well atleast he provides options and ideas interesting to look in to. Not like u budha whose all b.s. frankly.
Ty Fishy for helpful input. I looked into a few things u suggested and did that toilet thing.
BTW think only one person being laughed at, it is YOU…BUDHA..
1 member liked this post.28 June, 2021 at 7:19 pm #1140570
linda why are you being so over dramatic….. one could conclude that as a hysterical outburst…are you sure you work in that place or are you a patient
Look linda we have been mates a very long time…please do not do a jolly roger on me28 June, 2021 at 8:39 pm #1140571
Fishy you are stuck in a time warp
no one has glazing with putty these days 💡28 June, 2021 at 10:10 pm #1140572
I have NEVER had a draft issue with modern double or triple glazing which usually has a 25-year + shelf life.
No doubt DOA bought some cheap shite he found on one of his dodgy internet sites.
Obviously, only curtains will solve a draft issue.
Personally, I use Venetian blinds and recommend bespoke plantation blinds if you can afford them.28 June, 2021 at 10:14 pm #1140573
Is that grotesque American freak back causing conflict on this site again? Sticking her elongated beak into other people’s conversations, so she can spend the next 5 years squealing how she is an online “victim”?28 June, 2021 at 10:36 pm #1140574
If like me you’re nearing the big “30” and never plan on moving again….mucking around with step ladders and curtain rails puts many a younger mother in a&e… normally shouting at there hubby’s for ending up there. God only knows what its like for those over 30
Wait hold on… You stated on numerous occasions on Patschat you were in your 50s after you had your fake heart attack and wrote whiny thread after thread about it.
You must be well into your 60s now.
Now you’re claiming to be under 30.
Be careful you young uns he is clearly trying to groom you and be warned, you will wake up next to a living corpse, with his teeth in one glass and his eye in another.
Stay safe out there!28 June, 2021 at 10:57 pm #1140575
another one who has your card marked fishy…28 June, 2021 at 11:32 pm #1140576
GE MOVE ON. U BORING……………..