Window Treatments for Mountain Living
Mountain living offers different challenges for decorating than other climates. In the mountains, wood expands and contracts depending on the season. The sun’s harsh UV rays have a higher rate of fading furniture and artwork than in other areas of the country. Not to mention, many people want their homes to have a look and feel of a mountain home, so not just any window treatments will work. For others energy efficiency is a priority....
The Different Styles of Roman Shades
Roman Shades come in a variety of styles and fabrics. From textured linen to satin to woven wood, roman shades are some of the most elegant window treatments
on the market. Their richness and opulence dress up any room and their timeless look accounts for their popularity. The design of Roman Shades makes them energy efficient and most brands are effective at blocking 99% of UV rays. The following are just a few of the more popular styles of Roman Shades available. ...
Window Blinds and Shades Suited To Desert Environments
With one of the hottest summers in years sweeping the nation, people are looking for ways to stay cool in the summer heat. Window treatments are an easy, inexpensive way to help cut air-conditioning costs and to get a little relief from the sun. Below are some of the best blinds
for desert living. Get relief from the heat immediately by ordering window treatments and blinds that have one or two-day production times....
Benefits of Light Filtering Insulating Blinds
Light filtering blinds offer the benefits of several different blinds in one. These blinds combine the beauty and style of a Roman Shade with the insulating qualities of a Cellular Shade and the light filtering abilities of a Venetian Blind
. They really are the all-in-one shades that provide style and more importantly energy efficiency....
Measure the Difference ComforTrack Double Cell Shades Make
Fall is here. Despite record setting high temperatures across the country in the last few weeks, cold weather will be moving in soon. In the mountains, nighttime temperatures are already reaching into the 20’s and 30’s. There is no better time to help insulate drafty windows or single pane windows than with ComforTrack cell shades
to keep the cold out and help reduce energy bills....
Energy Efficient Shades
With winter coming, many people are looking for energy efficient window treatments to help save money on energy bills. There are a variety of energy efficient window treatments that work to different degrees. Below are a few of the most popular energy efficient shades
Best Noise Reduction Shades
Many people face challenges of noisy neighbors, trains, traffic, airplanes and more. For those who want a little peace and quiet in their homes, noise reduction shades are a perfect remedy. ...
Green Window Treatments
Many people ask if there are ways to incorporate eco-friendly window treatments into their home design and still have a stylish appearance. There are. Bamboo offers and exotic flair to homes, while roller and solar shades give a subtle polished appearance to a room. Cell shades
are probably the most plain as far as design goes, but the selection of rich, neutral colors are a great compliment to any room....
Benefits of Honeycomb Cellular Shades
Most people have heard of cellular shades for the amazing benefits they offer as far as insulation and light filtering/blocking abilities. What most people don’t realize is that insulation is as crucial during the summer months as during the winter months. During the summer, insulation can help reduce air conditioning bills, keep a home cooler and block the harsh rays of the sun....
SlumberShades, the official window treatments
of the National Sleep Foundation, are being discounted with a $25.00 rebate from select manufacturers throughout the month of March, 2011....
Spring Window Treatments
Are you ready to update the look and feel of your home? One thing to consider is the sun’s glare. It can cause serious damage to our eyes, to our furniture. UV rays can be filtered to eliminate their fading power, all you need are some fabulous spring window treatments
and you’ll be on your way! ...
Top Three Reasons to Buy Cellular Shades
Cellular window shades are becoming increasingly popular as homeowners look for ways to improve the appearance of their home while reducing energy costs. Honeycomb, or cellular blinds
are some of the most energy efficient blinds on the market today. While there are many benefits to installing honeycomb or cellular window treatments
, the following are ranked as the top three:...
Tips for Buying Door Blinds
Doors can sometimes be tricky to buy window treatments for because of their unusual size and shape. Not only that, door blinds shouldn’t interfere with your ability to easily open and close the door. Some window treatments ‘fly away,’ meaning they swing out the door when it opens and get caught in it when it closes, often damaging blinds or window treatments....
How to Choose the Right Window Treatments
When choosing a window covering there are several features of each blind style that you should consider. Below are different types of window treatments and their pros and cons....
Solar Shades: Window Screens with Extra AdvantagesSolar shades
are window screens that offer bonus advantages. And in today's market...people are looking more than ever to get the most for their money. One of the most sure fire ways to get the most for your money is to purchase a product that fills more than one need. And solar shades definitely fit the bill. ...
Making Vinyl Window Shades A Part Of A Home
There isn't a more effective window covering product when it comes to light blocking than vinyl window shades. Blackout shades are designed specifically to block all light from a room. They are a vital element in the home of many. ...
Honeycomb Shades Glossary TermsHoneycomb shades
are excellent insulators. The unique cellular fabric design allows the shades to absorb heat and sound. Some commonly used window treatment terminology is used to explain the details and degrees of energy efficiency. ...
Energy Efficient Window Coverings
With energy efficient window coverings
, the fact is that any type of window covering is better than no window coverings at all when if comes to energy conservation. Not all window coverings are created equal however at conserving energy. But any window treatment can help lower energy costs and sometimes by hundreds of dollars per year. Blinds Chalet has created a simple tool to calculate how much window coverings save. Simply enter your home size and calculate which are the best energy efficient shades....
Insulated Window Shades Save Money and Energy
ComforTrack Honeycomb Shades are possibly the best insulating shades on the market. 50% of heat loss or heat gain happens through windows. Replacing windows can be costly and require construction costs and the hiring of professionals to install them. This is why consumers are turning to window blinds to help insulate their homes. Insulated window blinds
are easy to install....
Roll-up Window Shades Protect Homes Against Sun’s Harmful Rays
Sheer Weave Roller Shades with insulating properties help keep homes cool in the summer. Roller Shades are woven shades
in which the openings in the fabric allow for scenic views while blocking the sun’s harmful rays. Roller Shades come with varying openness levels from 3% up to 14%. The openness factor refers to the ratio of open areas within the shear weave fabric. Sheer weave shades are excellent at providing protection from harmful UV rays while not blocking the view. The lower the number, the tighter the weave. Roll-up window shades
offer excellent to superior UV ratings when closed....