Did you know that you can save energy and maximize how your home stores or reduces heat, simply with the use of window treatments? Being energy efficient is top of mind for most of us so here’s a few great tips from the experts at Windovert on how to optimize your window treatments through the seasons.
Blinds: Keep your home cooler in the summer months with stylish venetian reflective blinds that can help to reduce heat gain by up to 45%! The slats offer great flexibility in controlling light and ventilation. Patio blinds are great in any season as you have the option of shutting them completely for shade or having them partly open to allow in airflow and light. Awnings: The great thing about awnings is that you can have them custom-made to shade a single window or the whole side of your house. They allow for ventilation, preventing hot air from being trapped and retractable awnings let the winter sun in to warm the home. Window awnings can reduce solar heat gain in the summer by up to 65% on south-facing windows and 77% on west-facing windows. Shutters: Indoor and external shutters are good solutions to optimize heat loss and gain through the seasons. Like window blinds, louvered shutters work best for summer shading as the louvers allow ventilation and natural daylight to enter a room while blocking some direct radiation. Solid shutters provide insulation for heat loss in winter. You can combine shutters with other window treatments for great insulation. For an array of stylish window treatments, contact the professionals at Windovert for the best selections available.