Blackout Window Shades See Rise in Popularity During Summer Months.
Blackout Window Shades have become the must-have window blinds
for the summer time. These blinds block light and heat, reducing fading from UV rays and glare and eye strain from computer screens. Below are a variety of the types of blackout blinds available on the market and the benefits of each one:...
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....
Affordable Roller Shades
Roller Shades are an ideal window treatment
for homes and offices. They are a perfect compliment for floor-to-ceiling windows and large windows that receive direct sunlight. Their sheer weave design comes in a variety of openness, which refers to the amount of light enters the room. Roller shades maintain views while blocking UV rays and help keep rooms cool. As a mid-summer incentive for homeowners and companies trying to beat the summer heat, some companies are offering discounts on popular roller shades....
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....
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
Solar Shades and Other Blinds for Rooms with a View
Solar shades are just one of the options for window coverings if you have a window with a great view yet need light protection or privacy. For windows that have a view such as a golf course, country side, valley, etc., there are many options to choose from. ...
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:...
Window Shades and UV Protection
Solar Shades, Blackout Shades, and Other Window Treatments that Block Ultraviolet Transmission
Solar shades are light filtering, blackout shades completely block light. Both can be excellent window treatments if you are concerned about UV rays and want to preserve your fabrics and wood. Ultraviolet rays may not be visible to the human eyes but can damage carpet, furniture, and fade wood flooring....
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....