Did you know that the number one loss of heat or cool air in a home comes from the roof? The number two reason of energy loss is through windows.
One of the best kept secrets to reducing energy loss is with window treatments. The market is full of options, but suffice to say anything you do will be better than nothing at all.
A cellular shade (sometimes referred to as a pleated shade) is outstanding. Companies like Hunter Douglas Window Fashions even offer some of their products that qualify for a tax rebate. They have natural insulation and many cellular shades even have layers to them. When these are in the down position, they literally stop the loss of energy going out the windows.
[singlepic id=138 w=320 h=240 float=right]But as said above, all products will serve some purpose. A drapery opening and closing works well or even a custom made roman shade. A simple wood or faux wood blind also works and even shutters.
Whats great about window coverings is that not only will they help in heating and cooling efficiency, but they make your windows as furniture for the home. Custom window coverings are just so beautiful and they add style and flavor to any home.
Don’t ignore your window coverings. Spend a little money now on blinds, shades, shutters, or even draperies and you’ll love the look and you’ll be comfortable at the same time.