Window treatments are more than just decorative elements for your windows. They can also help you save energy. Choosing the right window treatment among the many options on the market can seem challenging. Let The Blind Broker, the leading shutter contractor, discuss the top choices for maximum beauty and efficiency:
This is arguably the most popular energy-saving window treatment on the market. There are two kinds of window shutters that offer this benefit, the more common exterior one, and a new indoor unit. Indoor shutters fold back against a wall when not in use and are usually plantation-type shutters made of composite materials or wood. They are a great choice for homeowners looking for an energy-efficient and appealing window treatments. When open, their slats allow light into the room and grant privacy and insulation when closed. This is especially useful in hot climates.
Fixed exterior shutters, on the other hand, add both character and style to any home. They are lightweight, low-maintenance, and simply beautiful on your exterior. While this shutter type is usually non-functioning, you can opt for hardware that can make it appear to be a moveable window shutter.
Draperies, unlike shutters, are only available on the inside and provide varying levels of energy efficiency. Factors like fabric type and color can significantly affect your draperies’ ability to reduce heat gain and loss. When you find the best one for your home, however, you can enjoy a significant improvement in your home’s efficiency. When closed, medium-colored draperies can reduce heat gain by up to 33% in the summer. Compared with other window treatments, they also stay cooler during this time, because their fold and pleats help let off heat through convection. Meanwhile, during cold weather, conventional draperies can help reduce heat loss from your home by up to 10%. Make sure to close all your draperies at night and those that don’t receive sunlight during winter days to keep your home warm and comfortable.
For quality custom shutters and artisan draperies, turn to The Blind Broker. We offer a wide selection of window treatments, including blinds and shades, to help you find the best treatment for your windows. As a trusted contractor since 1999, you can trust us to provide you with the right solutions. Call us today at (913) 562-2333 to learn more about our services. We serve Overland Park, KS, as well as Kansas City, MO, and other areas in Missouri.