Insulate in Style: Energy Efficient Window Treatments
Posted September 30, 2018 in Special Features
What changes will autumn bring to the world of window coverings?
Fall is my favorite time of year here in the Northwest. Beautiful skies, the changing leaves, even chilly mornings feel refreshing. But, it’ll just keep getting colder. Ask yourself: Is your home ready? Up to 40% of heat loss happens at the window. This is the time to insulate–reducing drafts, maintaining comfort and avoiding skyrocketing energy bills.
What are the best window coverings for insulation?
We have a variety–you can choose the look that fits your style. Our Duette Honeycomb Shades feature levels of cellular construction, offering proper insulation right at the window. Plantation Shutters are a great option, framing in the window for energy efficiency. We have Roman Shades that provide layers of fabric to keep the chilly temps out during the cold, but they also keep your home cool in the summer. That’s the best part about adding energy efficient window treatments to your home–you really enjoy results year-round.
What other issues do homeowners experience this time of year?
When the leaves disappear, you’d be surprised how much light enters your home. Plus, you no longer have privacy. And, the glare. We have many clients looking to solve glare issues in both fall and winter. One of my favorite features is top down bottom up. You get natural light across your ceiling, and you can enjoy the beautiful skies and changing leaves. But, you have all the privacy you want, reducing the glare, and–you guessed it–energy efficiency over much of the window.
Features…What are the favorites this time of year?
My clients are absolutely loving motorization. Because Hunter Douglas PowerView is compatible with most smarthome systems, you experience a range of benefits, like scheduled adjustments and favorite settings–contributing to energy savings. Another favorite is Duolite (dual shades). The best of both worlds, they filter light with one shade, and when needed, block light with the other. Many of our products are available with dual shades, setting the atmosphere and solutions no matter the room or style.
The best place to discover solutions for your home’s unique needs is right inside your own home! The team at Skyline Window Coverings will come to you for a free consultation, offering advice & inspiration!
DARCY NEU – Window Treatment Specialist
Skyline Window Coverings