Windows are an architectural feature of your home that allows for fresh air and sunshine. Unfortunately, it is known that you can lose over 50% of your home’s heat and cooling through your windows. The truth is that your windows are not always properly insulated which can end up costing you money through an increased energy bill. But there is a simple solution to your problem–new window coverings! Having the proper energy-efficient window treatments can make your windows look great and also provide you with multiple benefits while lowering your bill. Here are four window covering insulation solutions from the experts at Budget Blinds®.
1. Cellular Shades
Cellular shades, also known as Honeycomb shades, are one of the most popular energy-saving window coverings. They are designed with honeycomb-shaped cells which increase their insulation by trapping the air within the pockets making your home stay at a comfortable temperature throughout the day and night. Cellular shades can be exceptionally versatile due to the large selection of fabrics and colors that can match your particular style from modern to traditional. Cellular shades can help with proper insulation as well as privacy. They are offered in various degrees of light-filtering options from sheer to blackout. When closed, cellular shades will help retain indoor heat during the winter months, and during the summer months they block the powerful heat from entering. Lastly, they can be custom-made to fit any size window and can be cordless, making them child-safe.
Window Shutters are designed to fit closest to the window frame, making them great for insulation. They are energy-saving because they work as an insulation shield by preventing cold drafts and blocking heat from entering your home. Shutters are perfect for any room in your home and will keep your home at a comfortable temperature. They come in different materials such as wood, faux wood, aluminum and composite with plenty of designs including Plantation, café and indoor/outdoor shutters. They offer an abundance of benefits including security, privacy, light control and, as a permanent fixture, even add value to your home. Lastly, window shutters can be made to fit any size or shape window, ensuring that all your windows are covered.
A fashionable way to dress your windows as well as provide insulation is drapery. They are normally lined and made with heavier fabrics which make them great insulators. When open, drapery allows for proper airflow and, when closed, can keep in the warmth. Drapes will give you a well-insulated window while looking trendy. With drapery there are unlimited design possibilities due to a wide variety of fabrics, colors, patterns and textures. Budget Blinds’ Inspired Drapes® line is your one-stop shop for drapery, including ready-made panels, valances, cornices, decorative drapery hardware and even motorization. This collection will help you create a designer look for every room in your home.
4. Roman Shades
Roman shades have many similarities to honeycomb shades due to their popularity. Roman shades are made with thicker fabrics making them an excellent energy-efficient choice. Due to their material, Roman shades trap in the warmth which can save you extra on your heating bill. They will help you save while looking beautiful on your windows and doors. With a wide selection of colors, prints and textures, Roman shades can meet the needs of any home décor. Roman shades come in various degrees of light-filtering options for light control and privacy.
All four of these choices will help solve your insulation problem and save money on your energy bill. So what are you waiting for? Call 866-879-9730 today or go online to www.budgetblinds.com to find the Style Consultant nearest you and schedule your free, in-home consultation.