Modernize Your Home with New Window Treatments
Modern conveniences, such as smart home assistance and refrigerators with TV screens, can improve the functionality and comfort of your home. However, did you know that you can even modernize basic amenities such as window treatments? By taking some time to explore these options, you can increase your sense of privacy/security, improve energy efficiency, and so much more.
Best Blinds and Shutters can help you with all of your window treatment needs. We are a family-owned and operated business, serving clients in Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina. We offer a variety of options, including blinds, shades, faux wood blinds, and plantation shutters. We offer free in-home consultations and can help you with your project from product selection to installation.
What are the Benefits of Energy-Efficient Window Treatments?
There are several benefits associated with window treatments, including:
Insulation During Winter
Did you know that approximately 30% of the energy in your home is lost through your windows? If your windows are not tightly sealed, the cold winds can blow into your home, causing your heater to have to work harder and run longer to keep your home warm. However, window treatments can block the cold air from getting in.
Controls Heat During Summer
On the other end of the spectrum, during the summer months, the sun shines into your home through your windows, creating heat. This causes your air conditioner to have to run longer and work harder to keep your home cool. Even if your home is equipped with energy-efficient windows, the sun can still make your home warm. Window treatments can block out the sun, reducing your energy costs, as well as protecting your furniture from fading due to exposure to UV rays.
Allows You to Control How Much Daylight You Let In
You may wish to control how much or how little light you let into specific rooms or during specific times of the day. When the sun isn’t coming directly into your windows, it can be nice to have natural light. This can help reduce energy costs because you don’t have to turn on your lights.
Energy Efficient Window Treatments at Best Blinds and Shutters
At Best Blinds and Shutters, we offer an array of energy-efficient window treatment options.
We offer several types of shades, including cellular and roller/solar shades:
While cellular shades have been around since the 1970s, they’ve advanced in many ways including style and energy efficiency. These shades are highly insulating, due to their honeycomb-shaped cells that trap air.
If you prefer a more clean, contemporary look for your home, roller/solar shades may be the best option. Solar shades are available in a variety of transparencies, so your home can be protected from the UV rays of the sun without blocking your view of the outside. Roller shades offer the same insulation as cellular shades, with the contemporary look of a solar shade.
Plantation shutters are the ideal solution for those who want to add elegance and beauty to their home. Interior shutters improve your home’s energy efficiency, as well as add a bit of character. Our installers work to ensure that the shutters fit tightly into the window frame. Plus, they are easy to use, so you can be in control of how much light you allow into the room.
Finally, blinds are a great way to modernize your home by improving energy efficiency and providing a sense of privacy. We offer a variety of options, including traditional, metal, and faux wood blinds. Each has its own pros and cons. Our team can help you decide which option is best for your home.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you live in Upstate South Carolina or Western North Carolina, let Best Blinds and Shutters help you with modernizing your home with new window treatments. We will be more than happy to schedule a free in-home consultation to determine the best window treatments based on your needs, style, and budget. We are available Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We look forward to working with you!