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The Many Advantages of Window Treatments

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Window treatments are simply any type of covering you put on your windows. They can either be decorative or functional. Window treatments are either hard or soft. Hard window treatments are shutters, shades, or blinds. Soft window treatments include curtains, draperies, and valances. As such, their advantages can be both practical and decorative. Some of the most common advantages include:

1. Privacy

Window treatments can help provide privacy by blocking the view into your home from the outside. This is especially important if you have large windows or live in a neighborhood where people can see directly into your house. Shutters, shades, and blinds can all be closed to provide privacy. Curtains and draperies can also be drawn closed to provide privacy.

2. Energy Efficiency

Windows are a major source of heat loss in the home. Window treatments can help to keep the heat in during the winter and keep the cool air in during the summer. This can result in significant energy savings for the homeowner. In fact, according to the Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC), window treatments can help reduce the 25% of yearly heating and cooling expenses caused by old windows.

3. Noise Reduction

Window treatments can help to reduce the amount of noise that comes into your home from the outside. This is especially important if you live in a busy area or have noisy neighbors. Hard treatments such as shutters, shades, and blinds are the best at noise reduction. Soft treatments such as curtains and draperies are not as good at noise reduction but can still help.

4. Decoration

Window treatments can add beauty and style to your home. They come in a wide variety of colors, styles, and designs that can fit any decor. You can also find window treatments to match any budget.

5. Light Control

Are you looking to let in a little natural light but keep the glare down? Window treatments can help. They can help you control the amount of light that comes into your home from the outside. This is especially important if your windows face the sun. Both hard and soft window treatments can help with light control.

6. Protection from the Elements

As much as we all love to have the windows open in the summer, the sun can be a bit too much. Window treatments can help protect your furniture and carpets from the sun's damaging UV rays. They can also help protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

If you want to add some style and beauty to your home, window treatments are the way to go. You are sure to find the perfect treatment to match your style and budget. Call us today to learn more about the different types of window treatments and find the best one for your home.