To answer this, we should first understand how energy efficient window treatments work. We know that they are excellent in controlling temperatures, there are two elements that cellular shades work on to maintain optimum temperature.
Insulation: In winter months, have you ever noticed no matter how much we try, there will be some way the hot air escapes out and energy bills keep soaring. If you had insulated windows, the situation would be different.
Light Control – The sun rays are harsh in summer months. It is hard to keep temperature under control during these days and so light control becomes very important. Energy efficient window treatments like solar shades reflect the sun’s rays keeping internal temperatures under control.
Some of the most energy efficient window treatments are –
Roman Shades – The most elegant of the window treatments- the roman shade is a timeless classic. It never goes out of fashion and is available in so many options and styles making it a preferable choice for homeowners. You can layer them up with drapery to enhance the functionality or use them as a standalone window covering – they look and perform exceptionally well.
They are energy efficient due to thick fabric and folds. This thick layer acts as a great insulator during chilly winter months preventing hot air to escape out.
Their pleated construction is very unique and offers excellent temperature control. Apart from unique honeycomb construction, they are fully customizable. They are a great choice for specialty windows – arches, bay windows etc. you could choose them in different opacities from sheer to blackout depending on the level of privacy you want to achieve.
Are they energy efficient? Well, they are super energy efficient. You can choose from single, double, or triple cell shades to adjust the level of insulation you want in your room. The more cells you have, the better insulation it offers.
Another classic window treatment, shutters come with vertical stiles and louvers attached to window frame. The louvers come in different width size allowing you a better control on light and privacy