Energy Efficient Window Coverings
Honeycomb/cellular shades’ unique construction supplies extra layers of insulation for your windows. Heat or cold from the outside is captured within the cells of the window covering, which helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. These highly efficient shades come in both single and double cell construction (with double cell being more energy efficient).
Solar shades safeguard your home from up to 95% of destructive UV rays. Since they also block a significant amount of heat from the outside, they are particularly energy efficient for summer and warmer climates, where these shades will keep your home cooler. Solar shades’ ability to reduce glare from the outdoors also makes them a great choice for your home theatre or media rooms.
Pleated shades are very similar in appearance to honeycomb/cellular shades. Instead of being constructed with single or double cells however, these shades are pleated. Pleated shades can still insulate windows (although not to the same degree as cellular shades), and are a good choice for energy efficiency if you live in a more moderate climate.
Roman shades are fabric shades, so they supply some degree of insulation. While not as energy efficient as honeycomb shades, if you need just a moderate amount of insulation, roman shades are a good option (especially if you add the optional liner which provides extra insulation).
However energy efficient you need your windows to be, you can find the right window coverings. Select Blinds Canada has a wide variety of window coverings that are both energy efficient and stylish. To learn more, contact our Customer Satisfaction Team.