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The Ultimate Insulated Curtains Quiz
by Staff
The many types and styles of insulating window treatments available give you the benefits of insulation without having to compromise your home's décor. Knowing what options are available will help you select curtains that will look great, minimize heat transfer and provide some soundproofing. Take this quiz to see how good is your knowledge of insulated curtains.

Insulated curtains have how many major benefits?

  • one
  • two
  • three

How do insulating curtains act as soundproofing?

  • absorb sound waves
  • block sound
  • deflect sound

On sunny winter days, what should you do with your curtains?

  • Open them.
  • Wash them.
  • Close them.

On hot and sunny days, what should you do with the curtains?

  • Open them.
  • Wash them.
  • Close them.

Why would you want a high R-value window?

  • withstands heat and cold
  • withstands breakage
  • soundproof rating

How does R-value affect the cost of a window?

  • A higher R-value has a higher cost.
  • A lower R-value has a higher cost.
  • The price is not affected.

Will I have to give up décor style?

  • yes
  • no
  • maybe

Where may you have seen insulated curtains?

  • hotels
  • friend's home
  • nowhere

Where can you buy insulated window treatments?

  • do-it- yourself
  • manufactured treatments
  • both answers

Why are people searching for new ways to decrease energy costs?

  • major monthly expense
  • rising energy costs
  • both answers

Where is a big source of heat entering and leaving your home?

  • electrical outlets
  • windows
  • floors

Windows can lose heat in how many ways?

  • one
  • two
  • four

How do insulating window treatments deter a heat exchange?

  • deter heat movement through windows
  • increase heat movement through windows
  • no affect on heat movement

Why may a magnetic strip be installed with your thermal curtains?

  • hold curtains vertical
  • create a tight barrier
  • neither answer

Used in thermal window treatments, what is the purpose of high density foam?

  • block heat exchange
  • absorb sound
  • both answers

What is a reflective vapor barrier used for?

  • prevent heat exchange
  • prevent moisture
  • both answers

How can controlling heat exchange help with the energy bill?

  • use air conditioner less
  • use heater less
  • both answers

How do free-hanging curtains lower their insulating value?

  • allow air movement
  • stop air movement
  • neither answer

How should you maintain insulating curtains?

  • vacuum
  • dry clean
  • both answers

If you have insulating curtains, how loud will you be able to blast your stereo?

  • absorb no sound
  • absorb some sound
  • absorb all the sound