Window Coverings Keep
Homes Cozier During Winter
“Baby it’s cold outside.” – Not just a popular Christmas Carol
but a bleak fact as we head into the coldest part of winter. What can homeowner’s do to make sure that
heat is not escaping through their doors and windows? Window treatments are the best way to stay
warm this winter.
Consider that most insulation in your walls has an R-value
of approximately 8-13 pts. By adding the
right energy efficient treatment to a door or window, you are adding 5 R-value
points to your window. That’s like
pulling a blanket over them!
So where to begin?
The type of window treatment you choose is important. One of
the best single window treatment solution for insulating a cellular shade. A
double cell shade is more effective at preventing heat loss, but double cells
also block more light from entering the room.
Do you have a sliding glass door or French door? Consider
vertical cellular shades. The unique
honeycomb feature traps the air inside, forming a barrier to the cold
outside. This will help keep your home
warmer and reduce your heating bills…making your windows more energy efficient.
Fabric roman shades are lined and add a pop of color to your
window. You can opt for thermal sateen
and premium blackout liners to add more insulation. The texture of woven wood shades also comes
with fabric liners – either standard light filtering or heavier blackout
liners. These layers also help to keep
the cold out.
window treatments that are fitted inside the window frame are more efficient
than those mounted outside the frame at keeping warmed air away from chilled
installed window treatments can cut heat loss by as much as 25 percent! (Dept.
of Energy; Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy).
treatments can make a room more comfortable by reducing the chill felt from
treatments – particularly those on the south side of the building – during the
day to allow passive solar heating.
window treatments at night to conserve heat.
window treatments – that is combine two classic window treatments like a
cellular shade with a drapery panel and a close-fitting cornice – to further
enhance chill busting! When Spring
comes, swap heavy draperies for sheers and lighter fabrics.
Window coverings add an inviting finishing touch to your
rooms, and during winter, they can even keep your rooms warmer and cozier! Open window treatments on south-facing
windows during the day to let the sun warm your home. After the sun sets, be
sure to close window treatments to keep more warm air in your home. If you have
windows that need covering, we have plenty of stylish options from which to
choose. Call Budget Blinds of Enfield
for a free in-home consultation to see how we can help keep your home warmer
Hours: By appointment