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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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How To Choose The Best Awning For Your NYC Windows

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If you’re like many Americans, you enjoy the summer weather but try to avoid sitting in direct sunlight. The sun’s heat can make lounging on your deck overwhelming even after a short amount of time. But there’s a solution- you can install retractable awnings, which allow you to enjoy the weather without baking to a crisp in the sun. Whether for a deck, balcony, patio or cabana, retractable awnings offer much-needed shade to your outdoor space. The experts at Shading Solutions share how you can customize awnings to fit your exact needs while boosting curb appeal. Before you begin shopping ask yourself these helpful questions.

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What are the Most Effective Energy Efficient Summer Window Treatments?

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summer-windowsStay cool this summer with energy efficient window treatments. Our experts share how to prevent summer heat gain in your home. Energy efficient window treatments can reduce energy costs and keep your home cool while looking fabulous at the same time. Energy efficient summer window treatments include shading awnings, blinds, draperies, mesh window screens, overhangs, shades, and shutters.

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Advancements in Awnings

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Retractable AwningWhether you’re enjoying a hot tub in the snow or watching the rain, installing an awning for your windows and doors gives you the opportunity to enjoy activities outdoors, regardless of the weather. With this summer guide to awnings, you won’t be left in the dark about features to look for and factors to consider.
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Will Exterior Awnings Make my Home More Energy Efficient?

Posted: Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 | Filed under: Home cooling, Uncategorized, window shading, window treatments
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Most people understand that energy efficiency equals budgetary efficiency, and so we see a growing number homeowners who are looking for ways to make their homes more energy efficient.  One way to introduce energy efficiency into your home without the need for any major construction is to add awnings to the exteriors of your home that have significant window spaces.  You may ask why people seek out homes with large windows if they want to be energy efficient, and the answer is that the windows can be very efficient, as long as the homeowner has the proper shading systems to control the amount of light that enters the home.  In cooler months sun streaming through large windows can help heat the home, and in the summertime, strategic shading over those same windows can help cool the home.  And that is where awnings come in.

 

In fact, in 2012, the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) did a study that showed fabric awnings could save homeowners up to 50% on their warm weather energy bills by reducing the air conditioning load in hot weather months.  Also, the US Governments Department of Energy advises window awnings for “reducing solar heat gain in the summer by up to 65% on south-facing windows and 77% on west-facing windows.  You can use an awning to shade one window or have an awning custom made to shade the entire side of your house.”   So, you can indeed have your windows and keep your home cool too. Read more »