Winter has come to Texas! Now that there is a chill in the air, it is important that your windows are insulated to keep the cold out and the warmth in. Stop! Put the weather stripping down and back away slowly. We aren’t talking home improvement here. There are simpler ways of insulating your windows that will bring beauty to your room at the same time.
The right window treatment can serve as an insulator for your room during cold months and in the heat of summer, which we all know is right around the corner. Of course you want to seal up any drafty cracks around the edges first, then use these recommendations to help make your house more efficient in any kind of weather.
Draperies are always a beautiful option to add style to your room while being efficient. No one will ever know how practical you’re being. Heavy draperies will insulate more than lighter fabrics, so it is important to consult with your designer on the best energy efficient options for you home and decorating style. For an additional layer of insulation, add interlining, which will also add body to lightweight fabrics.
Soft Fold Roman Shades have a unique shape that is an asset to their energy efficiency. The beautiful folds trap air which works as additional insulation keeping your house warm in cold weather and cooler in hot temperatures.
Cellular Shades are constructed to insulate your home against the elements. These window treatments also insulate against sound and are very easy to maintain. The most distinctive characteristic of these shades is all the options you have to control them: top-down/bottom-up, continuous loop, cordless with lift, vertical application and motorized.
Interior Shutters when closed tightly can be top-notch insulators due to the thickness of material. This option adds a high level of sophistication and craftsmanship to your home as well. Shutters are also one of the only products that will actually add value to your home!
Exterior Shades and Shutters are an excellent option in a warm climate. This keeps the windows from ever capturing and retaining heat. Exterior options are an exceptionally efficient way to keep your home cool in the summer (as well as spring and fall in Texas). Remote controlled motorization makes them easy to manage as well, you don’t even have to set foot outside!
Efficiency is the name of the game in our Texas weather. We’re either at one extreme or the other pretty much all year long. Austin Blind Faith will help you ensure a warm and cozy winter turns to a comfortable, cool spring and summer with the right window treatments for each room in your home! Click here to contact us today! If you would like to see more videos of our work, visit our Youtube Channel.