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Window Treatments and Energy Efficiency

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Cellular shade

Cellular shade

Blinds come in many shapes and sizes. Some are heavy, some are sheer, and some are downright ugly. While the selection is endless, the true competition comes down to the bottom line: which window treatments will save you money without breaking the bank to install?

We can rule blackout shades out this time. The cost of installation makes blackout shades more of a luxury than a marginal cost-benefit winner. Although blackout shades will reduce the heating and air conditioning bills, they’re not the only solution when it comes to energy efficiency. Read more »

The Benefits of Retractable Awnings

Posted: Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 | Filed under: awnings, Green shading, Home cooling, retractable awnings, Shading systems, window shading, window treatments
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Retractable Awning

Retractable Awning

For homeowners who love to spend time outdoors, protection from harmful UV rays is crucial. Avoid an increased skin cancer risk by installing a retractable awning in your outdoor living space. On days with unbearable heat, awnings provide reduced temperatures in both outdoor and indoor seating areas. Deterring the sunlight from reaching the windows, retractable awnings can assist with keeping indoor temperatures nice and cool.

Retractable awnings also offer a safe haven from blinding sunlight, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while reading or playing games. With retractable awnings, there are a variety of design and layout options. Some even feature screens to protect from bugs. One of the best features of the retractable awning is the ability to motorize the shade. With the touch of a button, your retractable awning will assemble itself over your outdoor living space. No work required! Read more »

Importance of Window Treatments in Interior Design

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 | Filed under: Roman shades, window blinds, window shading, window treatments
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Window Treatments

Window Shades via Flickr: Posh Living, LLC

When staging a home to be sold, window treatments can make a big difference. Prospective buyers will inspect the space for energy efficient windows and natural light. Having window treatments that showcase updated hardware, beautiful views, and an abundance of sunlight will attract offers.

Make sure no detail is overlooked. Every window deserves the same attention to detail, no matter how small or awkwardly shaped. Skylights are often overlooked. While natural light is one of the most desirable features in a home, unwanted light can be discouraging and troublesome to buyers. People who can be extremely sensitive to light may want the option of covering a skylight. Providing a skylight shade will give the buyer visual options. Read more »