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Why Choose Folding Shades?

Posted: Saturday, December 6th, 2014 | Filed under: Folding Shades, window treatments
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Why Choose Folding Shades

With the number of window treatments available to you, why should you consider folding shades? Folding shades, also known as Roman shades, offer a unique and timeless elegance that is all their own, making them the classic option for window treatments. Since they are a classic you cannot go wrong with them hanging on your windows! But if you need more convincing as to why Roman blinds are an excellent addition to any home, you have come to the right place. Read more »

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 »

Child Safety: Window Treatments

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Blind Cord Safety

Blind Cords

Window shades or blinds don’t often come to mind right away as a child hazard, but they definitely can be. Cords, especially can dangle low and can be easy to reach for children. Not only can they pull on it hard enough to remove the entire mechanism, but they can tangle themselves very easily. Many cords also have a gripping piece at the end that is small enough where a child can swallow it. There are many ways to keep your child safe and to update your window treatments for your child’s safety. Read more »

Motorized Skylight Shades

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Motorized Skylight Shades

Motorized Skylight Shades

Skylight shades are a great way to control and regulate the amount of sunlight and heat being generated by out of reach windows. Most people don’t think about installing skylight shades because they believe opening and closing them would be challenging (and irritating). But, with motorized shading control systems, skylight shades are more practical than ever! Read more »

Cellular shades for Energy Efficiency

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Cellular Shades

Cellular Shades

Any window shades that are insulated will help you save on energy costs as well as increase the quality and comfort of your home. If you’re looking for options, cellular shades (often referred to as honeycomb shades) are well known for their energy efficiency.

Cellular shades are made of a solid fabric that stacks like an accordion. There are two sheets of fabric and in between are individual cells or tiny empty pockets of the shades that trap air. When the shades are pulled down, the pockets trap the air and help insulate the room. These cells protect your home or room against heat absorption in the summer and heat loss in the winter. The cells also run parallel to the seam to resemble traditional pleated shades and from the outside are viewed as a crisp window covering. Read more »