Why a $50 blackout curtain rod is still a must-have
Blackout curtains are a no-brainer, but it’s not just the cost that makes them essential.
There are other benefits that go beyond price, too.
The cost of the rod alone is about $100.
That’s not even including the cost of a high-quality blackout fabric, which is a major plus.
If you’re in a pinch and need to close a gap, it can be cheaper to use a cheaper fabric than to replace your curtains.
Blackout curtain rods are the way to go, says Bob Miller, owner of Blackout Curtain Rods in Toronto.
The cordless rod is designed for blackouts, but is also a good alternative for other types of blackouts like lightning strikes.
“They don’t have to be heavy, but they’re a little heavier than cordless,” says Miller.
Blackouts are common, but the cords can also make them more difficult to keep dry.
“When it’s a low tide, the cordless is always a little stiff, so it’s very easy to lose it,” says Matt Mancuso, founder of Black Out Curtain Accessories.
“And you’re going to lose your curtain.
So if it’s really cold, it’s easier to lose the cord.
It can make it harder to open a door.”
But there are other advantages too, says Miller, including: the ability to close the curtain with one hand, rather than two, and the ability for it to last longer than a corded curtain rod.
“It’s much more durable than corded,” says Manciso.
BlackOut Curtain rods are available in different lengths and colors, and are made in the USA and Canada.
It’s worth noting that the BlackOut brand also makes other curtain rods, but not as expensive as BlackOut curtains.
And, as Miller points out, if you’re planning to use BlackOut rods, you might want to check out the Blackout line of curtain rods.
“The cordless rods are still the way of the future, and they are a really good product,” says Dr. Jason Marder, director of the Centre for Blackout Research and Therapy at the University of Toronto.
“I’ve seen it in the past couple of years that curtain rods have gone from not a big deal to a huge market.
“So if you are really into blackouts and want something that is going to last, then you might be looking at a curtain rod.” “
People want them because they’re cheap, and there are really good curtain rods out there that cost more than $100,” says Denny Fink, owner and owner of Marders curtain rods in Toronto, which can be purchased in various lengths.
“So if you are really into blackouts and want something that is going to last, then you might be looking at a curtain rod.”
The cord-free BlackOut curtain rod (top) and BlackOut cord-driven curtain rods (bottom) have similar features, but there are significant differences.
BlackOUT curtains have a lower cost, a longer life, and higher quality.
BlackPants curtain rods don’t need a cord, but are cordless, and have a longer lifespan.
BlackPower curtains are corded, but require a cord to close them.
BlackCaps curtain rods come in all lengths and are cord-less.
BlackStar curtain rods can be used with cords, but BlackStar curtains also come with a cord.
BlackSilhouette curtain rods and BlackPower curtain rods also come in different colors, but you can’t buy both.
BlackShoes curtain rods need a cable for closing, and BlackSilouette curtains and BlackStar carpets have a cordless version.