Advantages of Installing New Window Coverings
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Window coverings can add unique style to any room in the house while providing shade and privacy too. There are many other advantage of installing new window coverings.
Increase energy efficiency.
Newer window coverings are now being made with energy efficiency in mind. Your windows are a major culprit for energy loss and the right window treatments can help prevent heat from escaping in the winter and getting into the house during the summer. Not only will your home be more comfortable, you’ll start to see savings in your monthly energy bills. According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s article about energy efficient window coverings, properly installed window coverings can cut heat loss by as much as 25 per cent!
Improve safety for children and pets.
Most older window coverings have dangling cords that can be hazardous to infants, children and pets. Edmonton window coverings companies offer a range of cordless window coverings that include cordless blinds, retractable lifting cords, motorized shades and wand control systems. These options will eliminate dangerous cords and make your windows easier and more convenient to operate.
Many window coverings, like draperies along with blinds or shades, can greatly reduce the amount of noise that comes into your home from outside. If you live on a busy street, this will make your home more comfortable for relaxing and sleeping, especially if your bedroom is near the front of the house.
Light and privacy control.
The right window coverings can keep your bedroom dark and improve your night’s sleep. You can keep your south facing rooms shaded and cooler. Window coverings also provide you with privacy. For the best privacy control, check out top-down shades. These allow you to lower the shade from the top of the window frame so you can let in natural light while still maintaining your privacy.