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Window Treatments – A Smart Investment

Window treatments are a smart investment no matter how you look at it. They can help your doors and windows better serve their purpose in your home. But they aren’t all about function; they lend style and beauty too. They offer a great way to help your windows and doors function better while looking fabulous. Available in a variety of colors, textures, and materials, window coverings add interest and personality for all to see.

Here are four reasons why these decorative additions are a smart investment for your home:

1 – They’re Energy Efficient

Window treatments help keep your rooms comfortably warm or cool no matter what the season. The beautiful function of cellular and roman shades, blinds, draperies, and other window treatments covers and insulates all your windows and doors, allowing the right balance of light to enter all your spaces. This conserves energy and reduces overall utility costs. Energy conservation, of course, helps the environment. You just can’t go wrong with saving money and protecting our world, can you?

2 – Provide Protection from Ultraviolet Rays

The UV protection that most window treatments offer can keep your family, guests, and pets comfortable and safe. These wonderful features help protect décor, linens, furniture, and flooring as well. Many window treatments, such as Graber Lightweave Solar Shades, address glare in addition to those harmful UV rays. The best part is that these window coverings are available in a myriad of fabrics and colors that will suit each room’s theme perfectly. We think this is a great combination.

3 – Offer Privacy and Light Control

Privacy and light control are the most obvious benefits of window treatments, of course, and the most popular reasons for their use. They help provide a pleasing and comfortable atmosphere for you and your family. With so many designs, sizes, and features from which to choose, from gentle coverage to room darkening and blackout options, they’re well suited for any windows or doors in your home. Their designs are also compatible for your exterior needs, with great options for covered porches, patios, and sunrooms. Another bonus to window coverings – many offer a cushion from exterior noise. This is another great combination, for sure.

 4 – Great Safety Features

Today’s technology is far reaching, extending even into the window treatment industry. Their safety conscious standards are family friendly, with features that create a safe environment for children. Leading manufacturers like Hunter Douglas and Graber take safety seriously, offering cordless motorized and manual operating systems and retractable lift cords. Additional features include tension pulleys and reduced-entanglement risk tassel cords. These companies even offer helpful window cord safety guidelines for consumers. We appreciate their attention to detail in this area.

Window treatments do a lot more than just keep the sun out. They provide an opportunity to complement interior design and express our unique style. Function, durability, and beauty – they lend these and more, making your space a safe and comfortable place. They are indeed a smart choice for one of your biggest investments, your home.

In case you weren’t aware – we carry and install window treatments customized just for your needs. From blinds and shades to shutters and more, we offer free in home measurements and consultation. Featured brands include beautiful options from Hunter Douglas, Graber, Lafayette, and Timber. We invite you to stop in to peruse our extensive inventory. Let us assist you in choosing the right window coverings for your home!