Keeping Your Home Warm
Best Window Treatments for Keeping Your Home Warm this Winter
(& Your Energy Bills Low)
In Dallas / Fort Worth, we know our weather can dish out the extremes — heat waves that roll through in the summer, morning and nightly temperatures that plummet in the winter.
If you’re new to the area or considering moving, I’ll share a secret the locals know… Efficient window treatments can prevent your HVAC (and your wallet!) from working overtime throughout the year.
To help you navigate the landscape, I’ve pulled together this quick-and-simple list of the top window treatments for maximizing insulation and energy efficiency. Take a read-through, and feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. Hope it helps!
1. The best types of blinds for maximizing energy savings
Wood is a natural insulator, making wood blinds an excellent choice. While these blinds are keeping your home physically warm, the rich tone of the wood will also make it look warm inside. Perfect for a cozy winter.
Pro Tip: Wider slat sizes mimic the appearance of traditional shutters at a fraction of shutters’ cost.
Faux Wood Blinds
Faux wood blinds offer all the perks of traditional wood blinds, but with several additional benefits… Superior insulation is one!
• Resistance to moisture, yellowing, bending, cracking, and chipping
• Easy cleaning
• Lower cost
What’s not to love about these?!
2. Window shutters provide superior insulation in hot and cold temperatures
Shutters come with superior insulating qualities, keeping heating and cooling costs down significantly. This decorative and timeless look is very popular in Dallas / Fort Worth homes, and we’re happy to offer both synthetic wood and beautiful North American hardwoods.
Pro Tip: Shutters are the only window treatment that raise the value of your home!
3. The best types of window shades for maximizing energy efficiency
Roller shades are the most tailored and minimalist type of efficient window treatment, with one neat shade that rolls up cleanly. Roller shades also offer more light control than blinds, since you can select from a spectrum of light filtering to blackout fabrics.
Solar shades offer maximum energy efficiency and have the benefit of filtering light so you can still see a bit of the outdoors when they’re drawn.
Cellular shades are the most energy efficient insulator available, even in their various opacities. This is all thanks to the honeycomb shape that traps air inside. They are also incredibly durable, washable, and stain and wrinkle resistant.
Pro Tip: These shades comes with the most versatile lifting options: top-down, bottom-up, cordless, and motorized!
Roman shades are available in insulated fabric (and others) and come with a variety of style options: hobbled shades, cascading folds, tailored flat…
This energy efficient shade’s variety of style makes it perfect for any space, from elegant to simple, romantic to bold.
Helping you choose the perfect window treatments for your style and needs is our passion. You should never have to settle for quality or design! Please contact us with any questions or let us bring our showroom to you.