How the Right Shades Can Help You Stay Warm During Winter

January 24, 2023

In Shades, Window Treatments

re you having trouble staying warm during winter? You may be wondering if your heating system isn’t functioning properly, or if you need to invest in a different solution. Before you make any decisions, however, you should consider your shades. Without the right window treatments, you may be losing heat due to poor insulation. High-quality shades are designed to be energy-efficient so you can stay warm during winter and save money. 

Here are a few features shades offer that help you maintain a warm and comfortable environment: 

Stay Warm During Winter 

Cellular Construction 

Cellular shades are one of the most advanced window treatments on the market. Their construction captures air in honeycomb-like pockets for enhanced insulation. Some designs even feature additional honeycomb cells for increased energy efficiency. This helps homeowners consume less energy and lower their energy costs. However, it also keeps heat in so you can stay warm during winter. Your home will stay much cooler in the summer months as well. 

 

Liners and Other Additional Layers 

Air escapes easily through bare windows, especially if they’re older or in poor condition. Windows are responsible for about 30% of heat loss in homes. Fortunately, many shades come equipped with liners and extra layers to keep your windows insulated. These also provide homeowners with the flexibility to filter light or darken a room according to their needs. 

What Shades Should You Invest in? 

If you want to stay warm during winter, any window treatments are better than no window treatments. Blinds, shutters, and draperies all help to insulate homes. With that being said, cellular shades are the best suited for this purpose. According to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), cellular shade coverings are more effective than all other shading options. They’re ideal for cold climates, and they come with all the benefits of standard shading devices (privacy, filtering glare, etc.).  

Our team at Exceptional Views recommends Duette® Honeycomb Shades, the first cellular shades to hit the market. This tried-and-true window treatment option is perfect if you’re looking to stay warm during winter. However, we also suggest Design Studio™ Roman Shades as a non-cellular option that includes liner insulation. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We can help you find shades that are a perfect match for your space! 

Partner with Exceptional Views for High-Quality Window Treatments 

Exceptional Views is your best resource for deluxe window treatment ideas, including shutters, drapery, shades and more in the greater Baltimore, MD area. We offer in-home consultation to find the perfect window solutions for your home and needs. If you’re looking to stay warm during winter, we’ve got you covered! To learn more or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Exceptional Views today through our website here or by calling (410) 236-5051.