Did you know that about 30% of a home’s heating energy is lost through the windows? You can help your house and your wallet by installing professional window coverings to help with energy loss. There are highly efficient, stylish window coverings that can help block that heat transfer, maintain home comfort, and save on your energy bills.
Window coverings can improve your home’s efficiency
Because so much energy is transferred through the window, window coverings can help increase their efficiency. They do so by acting as an additional layer of insulation. Blinds, shades, and drapery can help keep that warm air in during the winter. Then, when you open the window coverings during the day, you allow some of the sun’s heat to help warm up the room. In the summer, your window coverings can help block out the sun’s UV rays and heat. This reduces strain on your air conditioning and can protect your furniture and flooring from harmful UV.
Top choices for energy-efficient window coverings include cellular shades, roller and solar shades, and roman blinds. All these options outperform typical vinyl blinds. Add a drapery to your shades or blinds, and you can add an extra layer of insulation to boost thermal performance even more.
Directions matter when it comes to proper coverage
Efficiency in the summer often means blocking out the sun on those hot days. You can do this effectively with the right window covering. It’s important to know which window faces which direction is important to make sure your home has proper coverage. West-facing windows typically see the sun towards the end of the day in the evenings. Ambient temperature is highest when this sunlight reaches your home, so heavier coverage is important for the summer months. South-facing windows in Edmonton see the most sunshine, so those windows might need a covering that can block that sun and heat during the peak of the afternoon.
When you chat with the experienced design team at Expressions at Home, they can help you find a covering that will help protect your home from the sun in the summer, depending on the window position.
Efficiency doesn’t mean compromising on style
Expressions at Home recognizes the importance of windows coverings matching your home’s style. Window coverings often act as the focal point in the room, so the style is key. They offer a wide range of products, so you can choose fabric selections, colours, textures, operating systems, and coverings for unique window shapes. In addition, they specialize in custom drapery design and have a wide selection of fabrics for you to choose from. New updates to window covering technology include a rechargeable battery wand for automated shades, motorized blinds, and more.
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Window Coverings in Edmonton
Expressions at Home is a locally-owned and operated wall and window covering company that has been in business for over 16 years. Their experience in blinds, drapery, wallpaper help homeowners with all style ranges. They can supply, install, and program motorized shades, which can add convenience and luxury to our home – and come in handy for windows that are hard to reach. They can even help with integrating motorized shades with third-party home automation systems. Improve thermal performance and style in your home with window coverings from Expressions at Home.