Energy efficient shades

Energy efficient shades

Take a green step and select energy efficient window treatments that will reduce your heating, air conditioning costs and energy consumption. You can save up to 40% in your energy bills.

Insulation is one of the many benefits the proper window coverings will provide you. Window treatments can provide real insulation to keep a room warm during the winter or cool during the summer.

Here are some popular choices:

Cellular shades: their construction increases insulation and reduces the effect of cold and icy air. They come in a variety of fabrics, and can be lined for a room darkening effect to create a complete black out. This will also increase your insulation.

These shades have a state-of-the-art, patented, honeycomb-within it- design offering the industry’s highest level of energy efficiency. The shades are so energy efficient they can reduce energy loss up to 50%.  More companies make them with 100% recyclable materials.

Greenguard solar shades:  they protect against the sun and heat. The Greenguard Certification ProgramSM is an industry-independent, third-party testing program for low-emitting products and materials.

Traditional lined drapes: have good insulation against cold and heat, and can be lined with a quilt to double the insulation. They can be made with organic fabrics.

Woven wood blinds: more companies make them with natural fibers. These materials offer strength and durability and come from sustainable resources like natural grasses, reeds and bamboo.

SophiSticate Interiors specializes in window coverings and can help you with all your window treatments needs and answer any questions you may have.

With these options you can help the planet. Environmentally friendly shades are the easiest and most cost effective place to start making your first green step.
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