Window Treatments & Energy-Efficiency in Your Berkeley Home
It is true that, first and foremost, your window treatments should look attractive. They become a focal point of the room and it’s essential that they enhance the visual aesthetics of your interior design plan. The window treatments you choose also add to the functionality. This includes the energy-efficiency of your home.
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If this is a priority for you, make sure you work with a window covering company that can provide you with the information you need, in order to make the best choice possible. However, here’s a rundown of some points to ponder for various window treatments and their energy-efficiency benefits:
- When it comes to draperies, they can obviously help a great deal with reducing heat loss. However, this depends on the type of material you select and whether you open and close them or end up leaving them open all the time. Carefully selected, this can be the best type of window insulator out there.
- Window shades can help but Roman shades are often the best choice because they are made from fabric. The heavier the fabric the better, but that only works if you close them enough to make a difference. Also, some people prefer lighter materials to let in more natural light.
- For window blinds, while they do help with energy-efficiency, they are better at reducing summer heat gain then winter heat loss. Blinds are ideal for privacy and light control but not as effective for energy-efficiency as other types of window treatments.
Make it a point to let us know energy-efficiency is a priority for you during the consultation and we will show you all the exciting options you have. We go above and beyond to meet and exceed the expectations of our local customers.
For a team of dedicated Berkeley window covering professionals, make the smart call to Innovative Window Ware. Our job is to help you find the perfect window treatments but our goal is to do so in a manner that ensures your total satisfaction.