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PVC strip curtains can help businesses reduce their outgoing costs in many ways, both directly and indirectly - especially when saving them money on their energy bills.
Everyone is looking to reduce their energy costs, with the country in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis. For businesses, this can mean lowering marketing budgets or even making redundancies - but this doesn't have to be the case.
There are ways of saving money by ensuring the business is as energy-efficient as possible, such as:
These are just a few ideas you can do, and not all are suitable for every business - which is where PVC strip curtains come in.
PVC curtains for industrial premises
Most people can't even comprehend how much energy bills cost in factories and warehouses. They tend to be large, wide-open spaces with single-glazed windows and little insulation, meaning heating costs can rise rapidly without even considering electricity costs for machinery.
These premises are large open spaces, often split into sections to provide individual rooms for specific business areas. This is usually done using metal sheeting, leaving gaps for forklifts and pallet trucks to get through. However, these gaps can mean that heat quickly moves from area to area, which can be frustrating when two rooms have different temperatures.
This makes industrial PVC curtains necessary for factories and warehouses as they act as partition walls, allowing easy access from one side to another while closing quickly behind people.
What are PVC strip curtains made of?
PVC strip curtains are made of long, individual strips of transparent PVC, which are hung to form a seamless curtain. PVC has excellent insulating properties, making it a great solution for dividing two areas where you need a different temperature on either side of the curtain.
So, you can store two products that require different temperatures in the same warehouse and allow employees unrestricted access to them. Even if this is not a requirement for your particular warehouse, PVC strip curtains offer such great energy-saving potential that they can make an excellent investment in the long term.
Why PVC strip curtains are better than insulated doors
Some may wonder whether you should install an solid door rather than a PVC strip curtain. The cost of purchasing an solid door is higher than strip curtains, never mind the cost of installing it.
Also, if you install an solid door, there is still the manual opening and closing of it. This can lead to massive energy loss, especially when forklift trucks are trying to get through.
You could get an automatic solid door, but this will cost significantly more than a manual door or PVC strip curtains. And you would still have the issue of the door opening to the full extent of the gap, meaning heat will continue to be lost.
While the individual PVC strips that make up the strip curtains can be pretty heavy, they are flexible enough to fall back together as soon as a person or vehicle has passed through - but light enough for people or industrial vehicles to get through quickly.
So, if you want to save money in your business without making any cutbacks, PVC strip curtains could be a good solution. At Strip Curtains Direct, we sell various grades of strip curtains for factories and warehouses.
For more information on sizing and the types of strip curtains available, please get in touch with our friendly and experienced team today.