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Window Treatment Trends: Energy Efficient Window Treatments

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Did you know 40% of unwanted heat enters through windows? However, making small adjustments to the way you view window treatments can be cost-effective in the grand scheme of renting or owning a home. Everyday growing numbers of homeowners search for creative ways to make their homes more environmentally friendly. Whether you live in an NYC apartment or house, window treatments can effectively conserve more energy (and a little more cash). Making small adjustments can be cost-effective, such as closing the shades or drapes during the day and opening them at night during the summer months. The window professionals at Shading Systems share the following additional way to save by using a variety of different styles of energy-efficient window treatments to reduce heating costs while helping the environment.

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Window Treatment Trends: Bamboo Blinds

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bamboo blindsLooking to bring natural elegance to any room? Need a durable material? Go not further, Bamboo blinds are a reliable investment, which offers almost no maintenance. These woven wood blinds are eco-friendly and can easily change the ambiance of any room, giving your apartment a unique style. Working with Shading Systems, city dwellers can create a Zen-like design in their New York City apartment by installing Bamboo blinds.

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How to Clean Window Shades

Posted: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 | Filed under: blackout shades, Green shading, Home Design
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P1010244As important it is to keep your couch cushions, your coffee table, and your windows clean, it is just as imperative that you keep your window blinds in good working order. Window shades are an extension of the windows, which are extensions of the space themselves and keeping them nice and spotless will help them accentuate the room and make them really stand out. How do you do that? First, be sure to ask the shading installer the best ways to keep them clean. The manufacturer is also an excellent avenue for cleaning advice. With that said, here are a number of tips you can use. Read more »

How to Make Old Windows more Energy Efficient

Posted: Friday, September 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Blockout shades, drapery systems, Green shading, Remodeling
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Window replacement and maintenance are often the most overlooked project when considering home improvement. Purchasing Baltimore window replacements and installing more energy efficient windows is one way to ensure that the windows of a home are up to par and conserving the most energy. However, window replacements are not always necessary and in some historic districts there can be some very strict guidelines pertaining to what can and cannot be done to structures. There are several methods that homeowners can use to help older models become more energy efficient windows. A homeowner will most likely need to invest some money as well as some time in restoring the windows. Older windows can be repaired and updated whereas some of the newer window units are more difficult to repair or update. Here are a few things that homeowners can do to make their old windows more energy efficient. Read more »

Environmentally Friendly Window Shades At Work

Posted: Friday, July 19th, 2013 | Filed under: commercial window treatments, Green shading, Greener living
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Office Window Shades

Tech companies are often considered to be at the forefront of both new technology and new design, and many of them are now putting that expertise to work.  Building a new commercial business space allows them to showcase their knowledge of aesthetics and many are opting to combine aesthetics with a “greener” approach.

Firms like Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Google all working on corporate redesigns for their headquarters, and there is one thing that they are all placing a great deal of importance on – windows.  Amazon, which is revamping its Seattle Campus with not one, but three 37-story office towers, has one very notable design element, three interconnected nearly 100-foot high domes with self-sustaining ecologies within.  This space, which will essentially be a biodome, will have office space, meeting rooms and dining areas, all surrounded by self-sustaining ecologies.  Read more »