Financial institutions require just as much attention to window treatments as other buildings.
Despite the modern conveniences of online banking, plenty of people are still conducting business inside banks. And with so many people coming and going, maintaining an ambient temperature inside is difficult. While security is also a major concern, so is a welcoming interior. That’s why choosing the right window treatments is essential when it comes to keeping a bank’s heating and cooling bills under control, maintaining security and creating a welcoming yet professional atmosphere. Here are some things to consider when it comes to choosing window treatments for bank windows.
Many banks opt for wood blinds because they can be made to fit any size window and give interiors a warm, modern look. Eco-friendly wood blinds come in a variety of colors and are effective at blocking out unwanted light or allowing more light into a room. Ordering wood or faux wood blinds in dark colors helps with absorbing the sun’s rays and bringing additional heat into a room in the winter which can help to reduce energy bills. With wood blinds banks can protect interiors from prying eyes with the twist of a lever and the pull of a string.
Another window treatment many banks are installing is solar shades. The sun is hotter and more intense on windows facing east (early mornings and afternoons) and on windows facing west (noon until 5 p.m.) than it is on windows facing north or south. Knowing the direction a bank’s windows face will help when it comes to determining the appropriate fabric to reduce glare and infrared heat gain. Solar shades with dense woven fabrics reflect more infrared heat, offer the greatest glare reduction and provide greater daytime privacy. For the best glare reduction and view out, choose solar shade fabrics with dark colors. Choose light color solar shade fabrics if a bank requires more daytime privacy and needs to reflect more solar heat.