Window coverings are a critical, yet undervalued aspect of any church or temple’s interior.
Blinds, curtains, drapes and shades all aid in regulating your building’s temperature, protecting privacy while adding to the ambiance of the space. With tough economic times and fewer people attending churches and temples, budgets aren’t as flexible as they used to be and carefully selecting window treatments to reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer is essential.
To reduce the air leakage or infiltration you’ll want to caulk and weatherstrip around each window before installing the window treatment of your choice. One window treatment churches and temples frequently install are blinds. Highly reflective blinds can reduce heat gain in the summer by 45% and can be adjusted to block and reflect direct sunlight onto a light colored ceiling which will diffuse the light without much heat or glare. Church and temple members appreciate blinds for the flexibility it affords when it comes to controlling light and ventilation in meeting rooms and classrooms.