What’s your concern for the winters? For me, it’s making my home feeling snug and cozy. And do you think that just by sweeping the chimney, inspecting the roof your work is done? No! Energy experts say that the biggest source of heat loss from a home is through the windows. If you are wondering what options you have, have a look at this post where we have put together a list of window treatments that can keep your home warm in winter.
Of all the window treatments, cellular shades are considered to be the most energy-efficient. They reduce heat gain during summer and maintain the right temperature in winter. Their honeycomb-style construction creates an air pocket that traps the air and acts as an insulator. But they’re not just functional rather they add a style statement to your room. You can order them in a single cell or double cell as per the purpose and budget though double cell cellular shades offer better insulation.
You must be thinking they’re not the best option but nowadays they come in varied louver sizes that have fewer gaps as compared to other window treatments. When closed, these louvers prevent inside warm air from escaping also preventing cold air from coming in. Now, what plantation shutters to pick – wood, vinyl, or composite? They all are equally energy efficient but Alucore Polyshutters is the best of them all. They offer superior energy efficiency and are weatherproof – they won’t fade, crack or warp even under extreme conditions.
If you want to pick a versatile window treatment that adds both style and insulation, roman shades are the perfect fit. Choose a thicker material preferably with thermal backing. Also, their sealed edges will prevent air trapping and you feel comfortable in your homes.
Solar blinds keep the room temperature regulated in summers and also act as a guard against harmful UV rays. But you may be missing out on the fact that you can reverse them and they will generate heat by trapping the heat in. This is an intelligent window covering. That will block chilly cold weather by absorbing sunlight and then converting it to radiant heat that will keep your room warm.
Combination window coverings
If you want to winterize your window coverings and make them more energy-efficient, you can try on the layering option. Pairing windows treatments is a great way to increase insulation. Cellular shades can be paired with drapes, drapes with shutters and roman shades, and horizontal blinds with curtains.
You can also apply a transparent film that also offers insulation. You can attach them to the frame with the help of a double-sided tape. You can also fill the gaps around the window frame with caulking. Some weatherstrips are available for sealing windows. They come in various sizes and easily available in the stores.
It is ideal to insulate your windows before the cold weather sets in. So start now!