Let’s face it – we all like sunny days more than cloudy, rainy days. And there’s a reason for that – sunshine is good for us – within limits.
Like anything else, too much sun – especially UV rays – is not good. Like trying to watch TV when the glare from the sun is pouring in. Or when your favorite room gets too hot from the sun. Or, when you notice your expensive carpets are fading.
Curtains, drapes, blinds- all good ideas for window coverings. And there are other window covers that are even better. Let’s take a look at three of them.
Yes, they are tried and true – very definitely a classic, old-school look. But they also are versatile. Shutters mounted inside are effective at blocking the sun and do an excellent job at keeping a room cool. Mounted outside, they can also help protect your house in the event of dangerous weather.
The best plantation shutters are custom-built and fitted, adding a crisp, clean look to your house. And while they do boost your home’s resale value, quality plantation shutters are expensive.
If you’ve got large and tall windows – even floor-to-ceiling or patio doors – vertical blinds are still a great choice. They are simple to operate and easy to clean and maintain. In addition, vertical blinds do a good job of blocking sunlight and adding to your privacy.
Available in a broad palette of colors – and even in fabric-covered versions – vertical blinds are a smart choice for any decor. But if you have smaller windows, they aren’t a good fit. And if you like to leave your windows open, vertical blinds can get noisy when the wind’s blowing.
Does the idea of reducing your energy costs, cutting down on damaging UV rays, and enhancing your privacy and security appeal to you? Then tinting your windows may be the perfect solution! Of all the window covering materials, today’s window films offer the most benefits. And unlike all of the other choices, window tinting doesn’t block your view.
When people think about the benefits of residential window tinting, energy savings top the list. And it’s true. By blocking sunlight and UV rays, window film significantly reduces heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter. It also helps to keep all areas of your house at a consistent temperature.
Aesthetically, window tinting is a great choice and does add resale value. At the same time, it’s very cost-effective. And with dozens of colors, designs, security, and privacy options, you’re sure to find a film that’s just right. To explore all of the options, talking to the professionals at a window company is your best bet.
A World of Ideas for Window Coverings
When you’re thinking about ideas for window coverings, sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Of course, you can’t go wrong with traditional plantation shutters, classic vertical blinds, or affordable and effective window tinting!
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