Main kinds of blinds nowadays Hanging curtains for sun protection and heat insulation is a commonly used traditional method. There are many types of curtains, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages in terms of sun proof and heat insulation. It is best to choose thicker, darker curtains with sun proof coatings and materials. Fabric curtain. The thicker and darker the color, the better the shading and heat insulation effect, while the pure cotton and hemp materials are more breathable. You can choose materials with UV protection. If you do not want to change the original curtain, you can add a layer of shading cloth between the fabric curtain and the gauze curtain.