Energy efficient window coverings do exist. To get the most efficient coverings, pay attention to the R-value. The R-value measures the insulation that is provided, meaning that the higher the R-value, the greater insulation provided. Your favorite couch, new carpet or antique lamp could be harmed by damaging UV rays that enter into rooms with low R-value blinds.
Try Hunter Douglas’s Duette Architella™ Collection, which provide energy efficient solutions to your windows. This specific product features a patented design, which provides a very high R-value. The average R-value for semi-opaque fabrics is 3.30, but Hunter Douglas’s Duette Architella™ Collection has an average R-value for the semi-opaque fabrics are 5.48 in the ¾” pleat, 6.02 in the ¼” pleat. If you choose to have opaque fabrics as opposed to semi-opaque, the average R-value for the opaque fabrics are 7.22 in the 1 ¼” pleat and 7.73 in the ¾” pleat.
Keeping your house cool in the summer is easy when you use energy-efficient window coverings.