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4 Reasons Why Window Treatments are a Wise Investment




Window treatments are not only a decorative addition to your home, they are functional too. Available in an assortment of styles and colors, they are a wise investment that offers great long-term benefits. Here are our top four favorite benefits:


Light Control and Privacy


Light control and privacy are crucial for creating a pleasant, comfortable environment in your home. To aid in this process, blinds come in a variety of sizes, slat widths, and colors and offer day or nighttime blackout and room darkening features. In addition, shades are available in cellular, roller, roman, and layered fabric options. Styles also include vertical and horizontal window blinds and exterior porch and patio shades. Each type of window treatment offers privacy options and light control features, and are designed to suit your home’s windows, furnishings, and decor. You just can’t go wrong with this great combination.


Energy Efficiency


Window coverings also conserve energy, helping keep rooms seasonably warm or cool. Blinds and energy efficient cellular shades insulate windows, reducing energy costs year round. Honeycomb shades, for example, have a layered design that traps air as a protective barrier, providing an effective buffer between room and window. Saving energy is not only good for the environment, it’s great for the budget too.


UV Protection


Blinds and shades offer great UV protection that helps keep your family safe and comfortable. This means that they also protect your furniture, flooring, and décor. Their specialty features, such as Graber’s Lightweave Solar Shades, are available in a variety of colors and fabrics, and not only address UV ray issues, but glare as well. This is yet another reason why we’re big fans of quality window treatments.


Safety Features


The window treatment industry is safety conscious and family friendly. For example, companies like Graber and Hunter Douglas create child and pet friendly cordless manual and motorized operating systems and retractable lift cords. Other safety features include tension pulleys and specially designed tassel cords that reduce entanglement risk. We greatly appreciate the industry’s concern and attention to detail in this area.


Window treatments don’t just keep the sun out, they lend functional beauty and style to our homes. With so many options from which to choose, they can reflect individual personalities and create a warm, inviting environment. We believe that they are a sensible long-term investment for most any home.


Just in case you didn’t know, we carry and install custom window treatments too, including blinds, shades, and shutters. Some of our favorite brands include Graber, Hunter Douglas, Lafayette, and Timber. Our services include free in home consultation, measurement, and all the assistance necessary to outfit your doors and windows. Stop by soon to see what window treatments can do for your home!