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Standing The Test of Time: Choosing Lasting Window Treatments

Posted: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 | Filed under: Color Design, natural light, window shading, window treatments
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Lasting Window TreatmentsEveryone loves a little sunlight! The sun is a great source of vitamin D, give a sunbathing a great tan, and can cheer up anyone who might be in a bad mood. But even the most devout sun worshipper knows that the sunlight permeating through the windows can be harmful to their luxurious furnishings, elegant floors, and beautiful artwork. This is because sunlight can cause fading, discoloration and fabric damage.

There are three culprits within light damage. Approximately 45 percent of light damage comes from UVA and UVB rays; 25 percent from heat and infrared radiation, while the remaining 25 percent comes from visible light.
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Invest in Sunroom Shades

Posted: Monday, September 29th, 2014 | Filed under: sunroom shades, window shading, window treatments
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Invest in Sunroom Shades

P1030678Why? You would be surprised with how useful window treatments are in living spaces with big windows and/or have a significant number of them. Whether in commercial or residential buildings, sunroom shades offer several useful, and sometimes, surprising features owners can take advantage of. Read more »

Sunrooms and Greenhouses Sustainable and Fashionable

Posted: Friday, June 13th, 2014 | Filed under: Greener living, Greenhouse shades, sunroom shades
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IMG_1661When real estate housing and apartment décor trends are discussed there are very few features that everyone can usually agree on as being highly covetable (especially if you live in New York City).  However, there is one perk that is considered a coveted luxury no matter where you live:  a greenhouse space or sunroom.  On top of being a stunning décor choice, greenhouse rooms or sunrooms have the added bonus of potentially helping you save energy (with the proper window shading options) during both warm and cool months. Read more »

Shades for Your Sunroom

Posted: Monday, December 13th, 2010 | Filed under: Home cooling, interior design, sunroom shades
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A sunroom can be a perfect room to relax, particularly in the winter months when you may not be able to get outside as often as you would like. While oftentimes, you enjoy the sunlight in cooler weather, there are times that it is just too bright or too hot. It does not take long for a sunroom to become overheated and stuffy. This is a problem that many people do not consider before adding large windows to a home. But there is an answer that is easier than you think.

Sunroom shades

Sunroom shades

Retractable shades are the perfect solution for the downside of sunlight in your atrium, solarium, or sunroom. Elegant and stylish, the shades systems are available with motorized controls that automatically open or retract based on temperature, brightness, or other conditions. You can also override the system with the touch of a button on a remote control.

Remote controlled window treatments are particularly beneficial for hard to reach areas, such as a sky light or wall-length windows. While residents want the ability to enjoy the view out their windows, they also want the ability to control glare and heat.

One major issue that is a concern for both residential and commercial sunrooms is the inherent lack of privacy in a glass-walled room. A retractable shading system addresses this problem. The modern window treatments can allow a great deal or a small amount of light into a room, while still protecting your privacy.

Privacy window treatments allow those on the inside to see everything out the windows, yet completely shield the view from the outside in. This is especially helpful for rooms located near a busy sidewalk or during confidential business meetings.

Another common issue associated with large windows in a sunroom is the deterioration of furniture, books, or other belongings. Sunlight quickly fades wood, fabric, and most other materials. However, a properly installed retractable shading system will protect your furnishings from potential sun damage.

If you are becoming frustrated with the sun in your “sun” room, you do have the ability to turn your windowed room into all that you imagined it would be with the help of retractable shades.

What can natural light do for you?

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 | Filed under: Home cooling, natural light, sunroom shades
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Sunroom Shades

Natural light has many benefits that shouldn’t be overlooked. People who live and work in a well lit environment are happier, healthier, and more productive. Natural light can make your living and working environment feel more spacious. More importantly, utilizing and managing daylight will save money on your electricity bill and reduce your carbon footprint. Natural light reduces eyestrain, increases attentiveness, concentration, has even shown to keep children calmer. Need I say more?

You should keep the numerous benefits of natural light in mind when remodeling your home; in order to incorporate appropriate shading options to better manage and control the thermal and lighting benefits provided (for free) by the sun. For example, if you added a sunroom to your home, you will certainly benefit from the heat generated by it from the sun in the cooler months. However, during the warmer months (especially the summer) you will likely double your cooling cost as the sunroom will generate a tremendous amount of unwanted heat. Here is where you will certainly need to hire a professional to install sunroom shades for you. Doing so will keep the room cooler on a summer day and warmer on a brisk winter evening making temperature in the sunroom easier to control throughout the year.

Don’t stop with sunroom shades, perhaps you have large windows, or a skylight. With the addition of a shade system, you will be able to control how much light or heat is generated. Think of your windows having functionality of an electric light with a dimmer control installed. That is what roller shades, folding shades, drapery systems, and other window coverings will do for your glass. What will you do to create more natural light in your home? What will you do to shade your home once you increased your natural light? Think the process through and create the perfect environment for your needs with the right daylight control option.