Window Treatment Solutions to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient
Many homeowners incorporate window treatments into their interior décor for aesthetic purposes but that’s not the only purpose they can serve. Certain window treatments can also improve your home’s energy efficiency, making your home more comfortable year-round and possibly even helping you save some money on your heating and cooling bills. Here at Exciting Windows! by Apollo, we specialize in window treatments of all kinds, including shades, shutters, blinds, and more. If you’re looking for an energy-efficient solution for your home in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, we can help you find an option that works for you.
As far as window shades go, one of the best energy-efficient solutions is honeycomb shades, otherwise known as cellular shades. These shades feature several rows of fabric cells that are sewn together in precise horizontal lines. When honeycomb shades are closed, air gets trapped in these little cells and creates a thermal barrier between your windows and the interior of your home. In the summer, this barrier blocks a portion of the sun’s heat so your home stays cooler, and in the winter it keeps warm air from escaping through your windows. Our energy-efficient shade options include Hunter Douglas’ classic Duette® honeycomb shades as well as the Duette® Architella® collection which features a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design for even more energy efficiency. Another popular option is the Solera® Soft Shades which are constructed like a cellular shade with air-trapping pockets but look like a traditional Roman shade with soft fabric folds.
Energy-Efficient Window Shutters
Another common energy-efficient solution for window coverings is shutters. Because they sit more snugly against the window than drapes, blinds, or shades, and because they’re made of solid material, shutters are incredibly effective at reducing heat transfer. We offer the following three collections from Hunter Douglas, all of which provide excellent energy efficiency:
- Heritance® Hardwood Shutters
- NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters
- Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters
At Exciting Windows! by Apollo, we also craft custom drapery panels and some of our heavier fabric options can provide an effective energy-efficient solution for your home. You can choose from an array of colors and styles and our master seamstresses will custom-tailor your drapes to fit your windows perfectly.
To learn more about the different energy-efficient solutions we have available for your home in Cincinnati, OH, or a nearby community, contact Exciting Windows! by Apollo today.