Get Your Windows Ready For Winter

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Winter is coming but there is no reason to fear because there are several ideas for window coverings in Sparks, NV to keep your home warm. Covering your windows with the right window treatments can seal out the cold air. As the temperature drops outside, use the following winter treatment ideas to keep warm.

Use Cellular Shades

Cellular shades have a honeycomb design which traps a layer of air between the window glass and the interior of your home. This pocket of air helps insulate your home during winter and saves you money. Cellular shades keep excess heat out of your home in the summer so investing in them during winter is not a waste. The double-cell option is a better choice for winter because they provide more insulation.

Thermal Drapes Provide Better Insulation Than Curtains

Drapes are thicker and longer than curtains, which makes them two different types of window coverings. They are great at keeping a room warm, especially when they have a thermal lining. This lining can also help block heat from the sun during the summer. Open them during the day to let your room soak in the winter sun and close them at night to keep that heat in the room.

Plantation Shutters Have Fewer Gaps

Plantation shutters are not just great at controlling the amount of light that gets into your room. They also help keep the cold outside your home because they are installed tightly into the window frame leaving fewer gaps. The interior side of your plantation shutter slats should face upwards during winter so that the cold air is trapped between the shutters and the window. This is because cold air falls, which means turning the slats upwards makes it harder for the cold air to get into your room. During summer, turn the slats downwards to prevent hot air from getting in because hot air rises.

Roman Shades Are More Affordable Than Most Options

They fit inside the window opening and are often made from vinyl or fabric. They are more effective if you pair them with other window treatments such as drapes or curtains. Roman shades also add a luxurious feel to your home and they come in different designs, colors, and textures.

Solar Shades Keep Away The Heat In Summer And The Cold In Winter

Solar shades stabilize temperatures in your home to some extent during winter. They stop cold air from entering your home because they absorb sunlight during the day and convert it into heat during the night when it gets colder. You can buy shades that provide a view while protecting from sun glare, and those that let more light in while also protecting you from sun glare. They are not do not provide privacy at night.

You can also winterize your window by using a combination of available window shutters and window blinds in Sparks, NV. Come visit our showroom and let us help you pick the right window covering for your home.

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