Many homeowners focus solely on the design impact of window treatments, however blinds, shades, shutters and drapery play an important functional role, increasing privacy, energy efficiency and UV protection.
Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) November 30, 2015
Decorview, a leading seller of custom window treatments in North America, reveals three ways bare windows can cost homeowners, highlighting important preventative steps to protect belongings and bank balances.
“Many homeowners focus solely on the design impact of window treatments, however blinds, shades, shutters and drapery play an important functional role, increasing privacy, energy efficiency and UV protection,” said Kim Rush, VP of sales and merchandising for Decorview.
Most home invasions are proceeded by a casing, where burglars peek through uncovered windows in search of valuables in plain sight. Window treatments protect belongings from theft, obscuring a home’s interior from outside view. For homeowners worried about sacrificing light for increased privacy should consider sheer window treatments, like Hunter Douglas Silhouette® window shadings, which allow light to enter a room even when drawn, while at the same time protecting a home’s interior from view.
As much as 50 percent of heating and cooling energy is lost through the windows, and considering most rooms have at least one, bare windows can result in a significant financial and energy drain. Insulating window treatments, such as cellular shades and shutters, act as an additional barrier between the window and a home’s interior, helping prevent the exchange of hot and cold air during winter and summer months.
UV rays aren’t just harmful to the skin, they can also cause irreversible damage to furnishings, floors and artwork that experience consistent exposure to direct sunlight. Nearly all window treatments offer some degree of UV protection, however Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades are designed not only to protect valuables from fading, but also maintain view-through to the outdoors.
Decorview sells the complete line of Hunter Douglas products, including advanced operating systems and features, such as PowerView™ Motorization. Homeowners looking for more in-depth guidance on selecting window treatments are encouraged to sign-up for a free in-home design consultation with a Decorview window coverings expert using the sign-up form on decorview.com. Clients will then be immediately paired with a designer in their area who will let them explore products, colors, fabrics and finishes all from the comfort of their own home.
Decorview is a leading provider of Hunter Douglas window fashions and custom drapery, with a large network of design experts and installers in North America. The company’s Hunter Douglas-certified designers offer free in-home design services to consumers, as well as professional measurement and installation. Every order is backed by Decorview’s Satisfaction Guarantee and the Hunter Douglas Lifetime Limited Warranty.
A recognized online decorating authority, Decorview.com features an extensive online showroom of Hunter Douglas products, a Tips and Trends Blog highlighting the latest interior fashion trends, and access to an expansive network of local window coverings experts in North America. For more information, visit http://www.decorview.com.