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Try These 7 Window Coverings to Help You Save Energy

While your windows ensure your home has light and scenery to enjoy, they’re not without their flaws. Windows can also be one of the main sources of heating and cooling loss, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with big energy bills. Many window treatments are developed with energy efficiency in mind. In fact, you have your choice when it comes to styles, colors and other specifics.

In particular, shades and shutters will help form an insulating shield between your home and the temperatures outdoors. While some treatments may work better than others, energy efficiency isn’t the only priority. Fortunately, you have help deciding which treatments to go with. A free virtual or in-home consultation can set you up you with a design expert prepared to turn your ideas into reality.

Insulate Your Home with Honeycomb Shades

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Who said saving energy meant you had to give up style? Honeycomb shades, also called cellular shades, provide practical benefits including light control and energy efficiency. They use pockets of air encased between single, double or triple-cell shades to block out light, heat and even sound. You can even add a motorized control system for maximum convenience.

1. Applause® Honeycomb Shades are a fan favorite because homeowners love the triple-cell construction. You can decide between vertical or horizonal orientation as well as the color and fabric type.

2. Duette® Honeycomb Shades are the most energy-efficient honeycomb shades available. Compare the four pleat sizes until you find the one you like and consider enhancing these shades with LightLock™ or Duolite® systems. They can offer outstanding blackout and light-diffusion features.

Roman Shades Offer Clean, Simple Energy Efficiency

Roman shades are another excellent option for creating a layer of protection between you and the outdoors. These shades are minimalist enough to not draw unwanted attention while providing enough detail and texture to look great regardless. Roman shades are available in a number of fabrics and colors, and you can even fine-tune the opacity, such as with Vignette Roman Shades. If you’d like to find a balance between energy efficiency and scenery, a new set of Roman shades might be the way to go.

3. Provenance® Woven Wood Shades are great for someone who adores nature without all the dirt and animals that comes with it. These charming bamboo shades can be fitted with light-filtering liners for more control over light and privacy.

4. Solera® Soft Shades might be your favored choice if you like the look of a Roman shade and the energy efficiency of honeycomb shades. The insulating pockets can even help reduce noise from outside.

Increase Your Energy Efficiency with Plantation Shutters

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For even greater energy efficiency, a new set of custom shutters gets the job done better than other window treatments. Shutters offer a sense of splendor and refinement, calling to mind upscale country manors. You can fine-tune your shutters by color, louver size and even architectural details for window treatments that suit the space perfectly.

5. Traditional Wood Shutters are worthwhile if you want faithful authenticity. These interior shutters are manufactured with durable, furniture-grade basswood and showcase historically accurate 1¼” miniature louvers.

6. Classic Plantation Shutters blend the beauty of a wood shutter with the energy efficiency of polymer. These shutters are built with high-quality materials and can be customized.

7. LouverWood® Plantation Shutters are the ultimate solution for the energy-minded homeowner. These beautiful plantation shutters offer three times the insulation compared to wood shutters. For those looking for the most stylish energy-efficient shutters around, LouverWood is the way to go.

Compare Shutter Styles with Our Visualizer Tool

If you can’t choose between various interior shutters, our Visualizer Tool can help. You can upload a photo of your home or choose from our sample rooms and compare colors, louver sizes and other details. Feel free to keep going until you’ve arrived at your dream shutters.

Maximize Your Energy Savings with Custom Louver Shop of Western Carolina Window Treatments

Energy efficiency is more important than ever, and your window treatments can be a big part of your plan to increase those monthly savings. Whether you want the softness of shades or the sturdiness of shutters, Louver Shop of Western Carolina offers some of the best of the best. Don’t forget to arrange a free consultation if you’d like help from a design expert. They have the knowledge and experience to identify your favorite styles and pair you with the right window treatments. You can schedule your consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.