Winter is fast approaching, and that means more than just sipping on hot cocoa and breaking out your favorite sweaters; it also means preparing your home to retain heat as the temperature drops outside. Along with your usual fall home maintenance routine, like cleaning the gutters and inspecting the roof, don’t forget to address your windows. Here are some of the best window treatments for keeping your home warm in the winter.
Also called honeycomb shades, cellular shades are champions of energy efficiency. Their unique design includes an air pocket that forms an insulating barrier, preventing heat from escaping through the glass. Opt for the double-cell version for maximum insulation.
Insulated Curtains & Drapes
Drapes are akin to hanging a heavy blanket over your windows on a chilly day. Many styles have an insulated lining and magnetic strips to ensure the material hugs the window frame closely. Curtains can be used alone or combined with other window treatments. The best part is that with countless colors and fabric choices, you can tailor your drapes and curtains to complement any aesthetic.
While they might not be the first choice that springs to mind for winter, shutters hold their own when it comes to insulation. Thanks to their snug fit and minimal gaps when closed, shutters can effectively block out the cold. And whether you favor wood or composite, both options deliver equally on energy efficiency.
Roman shades blend beauty and functionality like no other type of window covering. Crafted from thick fabric and featuring sealed edges, these shades are adept at locking out the winter chill. For added warmth, consider Roman shades with a thermal lining.
Automated blinds merge tech-savvy convenience with optimal thermal efficiency. These blinds can be pre-set to adjust based on the time of day or even respond to room temperature changes, ensuring they capture warmth when needed and retain heat as the temperature drops outside. Seamlessly integrate your automated blinds with smart home systems to maximize energy savings with a simple voice command or button tap.
Combination Window Treatments
If you’re all about maximizing insulation and light control options, feel free to layer multiple treatments on a single window. Combining options like cellular shades with drapes or shutters with Roman shades can offer enhanced protection against the cold.
Maximize Window Warmth with Value Blinds & Shutters
Serving Castle Rock, Denver, and the surrounding areas for over 18 years, Value Blinds & Shutters is proud to offer solutions that fit your needs all year round. As an authorized seller of Hunter Douglas window coverings, our inventory is bursting with quality products at affordable prices. Coupled with an A+ BBB rating, free estimates, and enticing special offers, we’re your go-to source for window warmth this winter. Call us at 303-663-8120 or contact us online to learn more. You can also visit our showroom in Castle Rock on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm to experience some of our most popular insulating products firsthand.