Energy efficiency is a popular topic among homeowners these days. Solar panels, programmable thermostats, and other high-end technologies have become standard, but most home builders will agree that one of the most vital components of a high-performance home is its windows. People often only view window treatments as a way to dress up their windows, not realizing the additional benefits. However, Shades and Drapery can also be a great way to help keep energy costs low! Here at The Shade Store, we have several different options for energy efficient window treatments.
Insulating Cellular Shades
Our Cellular Shade collection includes over 50 exclusive materials including light filtering and blackout options, with both single and double cell sizes available. Not only do Cellular Shades provide a sleek look, but they also act as insulation, protecting the home from cold or heat, depending on the season. They keep energy costs down year-round!
Solar Shades for UV Protection
Our Solar Shades are available in over 100 exclusive eco-friendly materials. We carry four transparency levels: 1%, 3%, 5%, and 10%. The lower the openness percentage, the more privacy and protection you will receive. All of our Solar Shades offer UV protection, fade prevention, and glare reduction. They also absorb heat, which is a great way to keep cooling costs down in warmer climates!
Solar Shades are a great selection if you’re looking for the sleek and minimal aesthetic of a Roller Shade, but want the added efficiency only a Solar material can provide.
Roman Shades and Drapery for Energy Efficiency
If you’re looking for a wider variety of designs and patterns for your window treatments, both Roman Shades and Drapery are suitable selections. Both styles are available in over 550 exclusive fabrics, including patterns by some of the best designers in the business. If energy efficiency is a concern, Roman Shades and Drapery also have the added advantage of reducing drafts with interlining. The cotton flannel interlining is sewn into place between the front fabric and the privacy lining on the back of the shade or panel. The extra weight adds body and fullness to your window treatments, while also insulating your home! This choice is perfect for older homes and drafty windows.