Window Coverings & Energy Efficiency

Window Coverings & Energy Efficiency

Now more than ever, people are trying to be more energy-efficient. Not only can energy efficiency have an impact on the environment, but it can have an impact on energy costs as well. Most heat in a home is lost through windows during the colder months, which can increase heating bills. During the warmer months, sunlight entering the home can increase raise the temperature indoors, increasing more work for air conditioning.


The most common choice for window coverings is curtains and blinds. While they are stylish and do provide some energy efficiency, they are not always the best option.  Curtains and blinds can still allow some light to filter through unless they are completely shut. 


Luckily, homeowners have several options when it comes to window coverings to help lower energy costs. Window coverings offer an extra barrier for heat to travel through which helps to keep heat in when needed, and out when it is not needed. Shutter Heaven, Inc. has several options to help customers to create more energy-efficient homes. 


Shutters


Shutters are a great, durable option that can help make your home more energy-efficient. Whether you’re looking at wood or composite shutters, they are designed to trap heat, which in turn lowers heating costs. 


The Norman wood shutters are custom cut to fit each homeowner’s needs. They are customized to the moisture level in the homeowner's environment to avoid over-drying and moisture absorption. The drying process avoids post-installation warping and swelling which will also reduce energy costs.


Woodlore composite shutters also provide durability and several style options. These eco-friendly shutters are created using ethically harvested woods and a polypropylene coating which makes them water and stain-resistant.  With a variety of colors and styles to choose from, Woodlore shutters are an affordable, energy-efficient, and stylish option for any homeowner. 


Roller Shades


Shades are another great option for the energy-efficient home. Roller shades can come in a variety of styles and colors, allowing for the desired amount of light to come in. Blackout shades are perfect for blocking out UV rays, especially when trying to sleep in. They also help to absorb heat coming in. 


The Solar Roller shades allow the customer to filter as much or as little light as they wish. Roller shades help to lower energy costs by adding another layer of protection to filter in light from the outside, helping to keep the home cooler, as well as trapping heat to keep the house warm in the colder months.


Cellular Shades


The most energy-efficient option for the homeowner is the Cell Shade. The shades are created with a soft fabric which folds into honey-comb shaped layers. This design allows a barrier between the home and the elements. The shades have a range of transparency, from sheer to blackout allowing the right amount of light for every room in the house. With a variety of colors and styles to choose from, these shades can make any home the most energy-efficient home on the street.


No matter what the homeowner is looking for, Shutter Heaven, Inc. can help in finding the right energy-efficient option. With a wide variety of options and a friendly staff, help is only a click away.