Window Treatments can also be great insulators.
Now that the Holidays are over and the cold weather has set in home insulation is a concern for everyone in the Pittsburgh area. Fortunately, there are many things that can be done to help insure that the heat you pay for stays inside your home.
Home guides will tell you things to do like replace weather stripping around windows and doors, adjust door thresholds, plug any holes you may find, and insure that your attic is well insulated.
Another thing that some homeowners will do is to cover windows and patio doors with plastic film. While this can be a solution it can also be very annoying. Installing the plastic can be cumbersome, keeping it secure can be a challenge especially if you have children or pets, and then the removal when the weather turns warm only to be reapplied in the winter.
Here is another solution: Window Treatments.
Did you know that, at Made in The Shade Blinds of Pittsburgh we have Window Treatments that can actually increase the insulation of your home?
Cellular or Honeycomb Shades are a great product that offers insulation and beauty at the same time. These Shades consist of “cells” which trap the air inside them causing a barrier between the window and the room. You can really feel the difference when holding your hand in the space close to the window then moving it to the other side.
Our Cellular and Honeycomb Shades are available in a wide variety of fabrics, colors, and patterns to match any décor in your home. They are available in 4 different “cell” sizes the compliment the window you are covering, they can be Cordless, and they are available with a Top Down/Bottom Up feature that can permit light to enter a room while maintaining privacy.
Another consideration are Plantation Shutters. These are mounted to the window casings or the drywall and act as doors over you windows adding yet another level of insulations.
Plantation Shutters not only are beautiful but they can actually add value to your home. We have wood styles that are available in a pallet of paint and stain colors, we have composite which are resistant to moisture but still have great strength. We also have a poly resin product which are lighter and also provide moisture resistance. In the Pittsburgh region Plantation Shutters are just beginning to become popular so you can be ahead of the curve by having them installed now.
Don’t forget about your Patio Doors. Cellular and Honeycomb Shades can be used to cover these as well. This style is designed to slide open to the left or right for access to the door. Our Averte Natural Shades and our Elance’ Sliding Panels are also great choices. They will completely cover your Patio Doors, acting as a blanket. They also can be easily opened when needed. You can’t do this with plastic wrap!
Despite the freezing temps outside, the sun’s rays still bring some heat into your home. They’re free, so take advantage of them by opening your Cellular or Honeycomb Shades, and your Plantation Shutters.
The great thing is that you will be able to enjoy the Window Treatments you have installed year round and for many years to come.
So contact Made in The Shade Blinds of Pittsburgh and schedule your free in-home consultation show we can show you the perfect product for your home. We can be reached by clicking on the “contact” tab at the top of this page or by calling (412) 999-9199.