The windows of any home are, of course, important. A home without windows, after all, would feel very claustrophobic indeed. But windows provide light and coziness to many rooms of the house, and can make everything feel just a little bit better when the sun is shining and sunbeams are streaming into the home. But when you have windows – as the vast, vast majority of us do – you must also concern yourself with window treatments.
This can seem to be, at least at first, a simply overwhelming task. After all, there are so many different window treatments to choose from. Window treatments come in so many different shapes and sizes and colors and patterns and materials. They have all different types of benefits and come in at many different price points. And if you have a window or windows that are very uniquely shaped, it can be difficult to find a window treatment that will fit it or them correctly and completely.
However, finding the right window treatment is hugely important in that up to one third of the typical home’s entire thermal heat loss can be attributed not only to the doors in the house, but to the windows as well. Having the right window treatments, however, can improve the total energy loss by as much as thirteen percent, reducing it significantly and saving you money. And having heavy draperies put up for the winter months has been shown to save you as much as ten percent when all is said and done, a small amount to be sure but one that will add up to be quite considerable over the course of time.
For many people, motorized window blinds have become particularly popular, primarily because these automated window blinds are so very easy to use. But motorized blinds can have other important uses as well. For instance, they can be ideal for the person who struggles with chronic pain or who has mobility issues. Such a person might not be able to operate traditional blinds on their own but could instead use motorized window shades with relative ease, allowing such people more independence than what they originally might have had.
You should also look into window blinds that will be long lasting, though this might mean spending a little bit more money up front. However, the money that you spend at first is more than likely to pay off, as window shutters have been known to last for up to twenty years if they are properly cared for – and sometimes even longer than that. However, your shutters are likely to be relatively short lived if you don’t give them the care that you need to in order to keep them in good shape.
And there are still more ways that you can save money when it comes to your windows, even aside from window treatments like drapes, blinds, and shutters. For instance, window film has become very popular in homes all throughout the United States. The use of window film for the purposes of energy conservation is hugely successful, and it’s not the only benefit of using window tinting for the windows all throughout your home.
This is due to the fact that tinted windows are actually better for your health, as they block nearly all of the harmful UVA rays that pass through your windows without the use of window tinting and window film. While many of us think that we don’t need to protect our skin when we are indoors, this is actually far from the case. On the contrary, up to fifty percent of all UVA rays survive after passing through windows, and can still cause skin damage. Fortunately, the use of window tinting for all of the windows all throughout your home (and even perhaps for the windows of your car as well) can prevent this from happening almost entirely.
Choosing the right window treatments for the windows in your home can be more complicated than you realize, but speaking with a salesperson can help you to make the right choices, the ones that will benefit you and your home in the long run.