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Window Treatments and Energy Efficiency

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Blinds come in many shapes and sizes. Some are heavy, some are sheer, and some are downright ugly. While the selection is endless, the true competition comes down to the bottom line: which window treatments will save you money without breaking the bank to install?

We can rule blackout shades out this time. The cost of installation makes blackout shades more of a luxury than a marginal cost-benefit winner. Although blackout shades will reduce the heating and air conditioning bills, they’re not the only solution when it comes to energy efficiency. Read more »

Cellular shades for Energy Efficiency

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Cellular Shades

Any window shades that are insulated will help you save on energy costs as well as increase the quality and comfort of your home. If you’re looking for options, cellular shades (often referred to as honeycomb shades) are well known for their energy efficiency.

Cellular shades are made of a solid fabric that stacks like an accordion. There are two sheets of fabric and in between are individual cells or tiny empty pockets of the shades that trap air. When the shades are pulled down, the pockets trap the air and help insulate the room. These cells protect your home or room against heat absorption in the summer and heat loss in the winter. The cells also run parallel to the seam to resemble traditional pleated shades and from the outside are viewed as a crisp window covering. Read more »

What are Cellular Shades?

Posted: Saturday, February 12th, 2011 | Filed under: Green shading, window blinds, window shading, window treatments
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There are many window treatments to choose from, cellular shades are a very unique option and are used in many homes. Some people know cellular shades as cellular blinds or honeycomb blinds. Cellular shades are named for the empty pockets of air that filter through a single, double and triple cell and these run parallel to the shades’ seams. The layers of fabric are joined at the seams so that when the shade is pulled down pockets of air help keep the room dark, quiet, or keep the room at its preferred temperature insulating the room as well. Cellular shades are a durable option in window coverings and provide a modern appearance to any room. More and more, cellular shades are becoming more popular everyday.

Choosing the correct cellular shades for your home isn’t easy; you have to know what you’re shopping for ahead of time. The amount of cell layers and the fabric you chose play an important role in what you’re trying to achieve in using cellular shades. Not only do you need to choose the correct amount of cells your cellular shade comes with, you want to also make sure you pick the correct type, and you want to make sure that you’re choosing cellular shades that will look nice in your home. Selecting the correct fabric and the correct color to match your room’s décor will help you to achieve a very modern look.

Knowing your ultimate goal will help you when choosing the right cellular shade. Do you want light to come into the home and just want privacy or are you looking to darken the room as well? Are you looking to trap the weather elements from entering your home or do you want a light breeze to enter your home on a nice warm day? These are questions to think about before purchasing cellular shades. Think functionality, quality, and design when choosing your cellular shades.