The Best Energy Efficient Window Coverings

If you are in the market for new window treatments, you’ll be happy to know that there are many new and modern products that give you major benefits, such as energy efficiency. Energy-efficient window treatments pay for themselves in a short amount of time with the money you save monthly on your cooling and heating costs. The process of layering window treatments of any sort will give you better lighting, heat control, and privacy.

Energy-Efficient Single Products

Single products or stand-alone window treatments are energy efficient with only one type of product. Cellular shades, or honeycomb shades, as they are often called, are considered the most energy-efficient option for a stand-alone window treatment. They have little cells shaped like honeycombs that are sandwiched between two layers of fabric. The cells trap air next to your windows and don’t allow it in your indoor spaces, keeping the temperature more comfortable in your home or business all year round to save you costly energy prices.

Affordable and Efficient Roller Shades

Roller shades have a simple design, and they are very durable and long-lasting. The fabric on custom roller shades looks like a flat sheet of fabric when it’s closed. When you open it, the fabric wraps upward around a protective cassette at the top of the window, so it’s out of sight. Since these are made of fabric, you have almost unlimited choices in types of fabric, textures, colors, and patterns. The lighter weight fabrics will give you a light filtering window covering, while the heavier fabrics can make your indoor spaces room darkening. You have many different options from which to choose. The thicker the fabric, the more energy efficient your window shading solutions will be.

Luxurious Roman Shades

Roman shades are also made from fabric to give you many choices in the style and thickness of your window treatment solutions. You have many different styles of Roman shades, such as the flat Roman shade, which appears like a flat sheet of fabric when down, and then when you raise it, it makes neat and tidy horizontal folds at the top of the window. For the most impact, choose the soft fold Roman shade, which shows folds both when it’s down and up.

Indoor Plantation Shutters: A Work of Art

Plantation shutters are a wonderful work of art with an unmatched beauty in hardwood. They are timeless and classic window treatments that show the wonderful beauty of solid wood with gorgeous wood grain in whorls and swirls. The wood grain is further accentuated by the color of the stain or paint you choose for them. Wood has pores in it to naturally insulate your windows in shutters. They trap the hot air next to your windows in the summer and the cold air in the winter, so you use less energy to keep your home at a comfortable temperature all year round. Indoor plantation shutters are also the only window treatment that adds value to your home in case you would want to sell it in the future.

Layering Draperies: The Best of Both Worlds

Fabric window treatments give you the ultimate latitude in styles, decor, and energy-efficiency options for your home or business. Consider layering your window treatments for the ultimate lighting control. Choose a light-filtering sheer shade for your first layer next to the window, and then add a heavier fabric for the drapery panel on top of that as your second layer. You can keep both closed for total privacy and energy efficiency. Instead, open the drapery panels and get filtered lighting through the sheer panels, or open both for a clear and unobstructed view of the outside, giving you energy-efficient window coverings.

Choose Your Premier Window Treatment Specialists in The New England Area

At Integrated Upright Systems, we realize it can be quite a task to find the most energy-efficient window treatment products, and we are here to help you. We are the regional leader in the luxury residential marketplace for all types of window treatments and Smart home automation. Contact us to find out more about our innovative products, such as motorized window treatments, so we can create something exciting, functional, and beautiful for you!

Bob Doolin

Bob Doolin

A leader in smart home technology, specializing in motorized window treatments, lighting controls, and automation solutions. Over 20 years of industry expertise.

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