Cooler temps, changing leaves, and fun festivals have arrived…it definitely feels like fall. While autumn is such a beloved time of year here in the Kansas City area, it’s also a reminder that winter is coming. We recently discussed in-style insulation with our design experts. Take a look at the best insulating shades, solutions, and features for fall, winter, and beyond.
What does autumn bring to the window?
Watching the beauty of fall unfold is simply incredible. Snuggled up inside your home, you get a magnificent view of the vibrant colors that emerge during the season. But fall also brings chill and the realization that it’s only going to get colder. Are your windows ready? Insulating shades reduce drafts and help maintain your comfort. Plus, since up to 40% of heat loss happens at the window, they also save you money on your energy bills.
Which insulating shades are best?
Honestly, the best insulating shades are the ones that fit in with your style preferences and provide solutions you’ll love all year long. Our range of products allows you to create the look that’s just right for you. The cellular construction of our Duette Honeycomb Shades insulates right at the window and adds eye-catching dimension. Our Roman Shades feature layers of fabric that keep out the winter cold (and summer heat) while accenting with flowing beauty. Plantation Shutters are also a favorite because they frame the window for excellent energy efficiency.
Any other issues to consider?
While the days get shorter this time of year, you might actually notice an increase of light entering your home. As trees lose their leaves, your home becomes more exposed–both to sunshine and to the neighborhood. Glare and lack of privacy are issues that often become more prevalent in the fall. We love top down bottom up insulating shades because you can still enjoy the best parts of fall: natural light, autumn skies, and colorful foliage. But, because you maintain energy efficiency over much of your window, you get the benefits of privacy, glare reduction, and energy savings too!
What other features are fall-time favorites?
There are two main features that clients rave about this time of year: motorization and dual shade systems. You simply can’t beat the convenience and conservation that PowerView motorization brings to the home. Scheduled adjustments take tasks off your to-do list and ensure maximum energy efficiency all day and night. Dual shade systems, like Hunter Douglas’ Duolite, filter with one shade and block light with another. When you opt for Duolite with insulating shades, you can really have it all: glowing light, energy efficiency, blackout when you need it, and perfect comfort for every circumstance!
Your home and its needs are unique. The best place to discover solutions that will work for you is right within your walls. The team at One Stop Decorating will come to you for a free consultation. Expert advice and inspiration are waiting for you. Get in touch with us today!