You may hear both terms, roller shades and solar shades, used interchangeably, but there’s a huge difference between the two. Brush up on your window treatment knowledge with this blog post. Read on to find out more about the difference between a roller shade and a solar shade.
Working from home has been the new reality for a huge chunk of Canadians over the last year – and it looks like the WFH option may continue well after this pandemic is over. Working from your kitchen table isn’t exactly ideal – especially if your spouse is sitting across from you chowing down while you work. If you’ve been thinking about creating your own home office, keep reading this post. Here are our top tips for the perfect home office design.
Thinking of shopping for some solar shades for your home? Did you know they can actually protect your furniture and reduce heat in your home? Here are a few interesting facts you didn’t know about solar shades.
1. They Can Protect Your Furniture
Over time, UV rays can be damaging to furniture, hardwood flooring and even carpets, causing them to discolour. Solar shades can protect your investments by blocking harmful UV rays, while still letting some natural light filter through.
The world of blinds and shades can be overwhelming. So many choices, so many uses – which ones are right for your needs? Before you make any selections, read this guide to understanding the uses behind some of our most popular window treatments.
Different Types of Blinds
Different types of blinds and shades have varying purposes. Depending on the room you’re putting them in, your style, your needs, and your budget, different types of blinds are suitable for each unique buyer’s needs. Here’s a closer look at some of the most popular types of blinds and shades we offer:
Choosing the right window treatments for your home is a huge decision. With so many options to choose from and factors to consider, it’s no easy task. If you’re not sure which products to choose, keep reading to find out why you just may want to invest in roller shades. Here are the top reasons why roller shades are always a good idea in our book.
1. Roller Shades Come in Every Colour You Can Imagine
Ok, well maybe not every single colour, but options like our Designer Fabric Roller Shades come in over 75 colours and fabrics. No matter what the style or colour scheme of your room is, you’re sure to find the right shade in this collection. So it’s safe to say our roller shades are one of the most versatile window treatments you can buy. Continue reading
An energy-efficient home is often associated with specialized lighting, appliances, and insulation. But did you know about 30% of a home’s energy is lost through its windows? Here in Canada, we spend more money on household electricity consumption than anywhere else in North America. Inefficient window coverings mean your money is literally going out the window. Here are 5 reasons to make energy-efficient blinds a priority for your house.
LOWER ENERGY BILLS
Who doesn’t like to save money? Covering your windows with energy-efficient blinds can help regulate the temperature in your house and cut energy costs. Insulated cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, trap air in cells through a layered design. But you don’t need to know the mechanics of these champions of conservation. You only need to know that installing these blinds can mean more money in your pocket.
Whether you’re trying to keep a space warm in the winter or cool in the summer, energy-efficient blinds are your best bet. Expose east-facing windows to the morning light in the winter and block those same rays in the summer. The result is a home that’s temperature-perfect all year long.
Going energy-efficient doesn’t mean sacrificing style. With a wide array of choices in so many fabrics, designs, and colours, there’s something for every room in your house. From a classic look to modern sophistication, a smaller carbon footprint never looked so good.
Sunscreen is the norm for most of us before heading out on a summer day. We know that sunlight can be harmful to skin, and the same sun streaming through a window can damage furniture, carpet and art. Protecting your home’s interior from sun damage is as easy as using solar shades on your windows. Not only do these shades defend against UV rays, but they can also help control a room’s temperature while keeping your view to the outside.
INCREASED HOME RESALE
Outfitting your home with energy-efficient blinds is an investment now and forever. Enjoy decreased energy bills as long as you own your home, then use the upgrade as a selling point in the event of a move. Blinds that reduce a prospective homeowner’s future bills are an attractive asset.
When it comes to energy-efficient blinds, SelectBlinds Canada has you covered. Check out our diverse collection made to fit any home and any budget.