Natural light – it’s a trend many homeowners absolutely love. It helps add new dimensions to a space. It can increase your body’s serotonin levels. It literally costs you nothing. The right windows can mean lots of natural light. Unfortunately, they can mean something else too – problematic energy efficiency ratings.
Good window treatments, though, can help to mitigate that problem. Which ones might drive down your energy bill? Take a look at some ways to save energy with beautiful window treatment choices.
- Solar Shades: These were designed to keep the sunlight out of your home, and that means minimizing any transfer of heat. While they were once relegated to a single design, these days, they’re available in a fairly wide variety of designs, which is good news for those looking to enhance their home with solar shades.
- Insulating Cellular Shades: If you’re looking for a trendy choice that looks great in any window, cellular shades are the way to go. They have honeycomb shaped cells between panels of fabric. Those cells have an essential job – to trap hot or cold air and keep it from coming into your home. That means thermal performance with which few other types of window coverings can compete. They come in an array of colors and patterns, and they pair well with drapes if you’re looking for a bit more energy efficiency.
- Custom Drapes: When it comes to window treatments, custom drapes have always been the single best option, and for good reason. They can make a room. They add texture to a space, and they create coherency unlike anything else. When closed, they keep the heat and cold out and the perfect temperature inside. In fact, some studies have shown that custom drapes on windows that receive direct daylight in the summer can reduce the heat coming in your home by thirty percent.
Great window treatments are one of the many ways to save energy in your home, and we can help. To learn more about all of our window treatment options, give us a call today.