Best Window Treatments for Preventing Heat Loss and Keeping Cold Air Out
Even those lucky enough to call Florida home know that it can actually get pretty cold here in the winter. Your family’s comfort depends on keeping the chill out and the warmth in, and window treatments are one of the best ways to do that.
When it comes to temperature control, any window covering is better than nothing. The closer a blind or shade sits to the window the better insulation it will provide, so inside mount blinds and shades provide the most protection from drafty winter air. Custom-fit options will offer the best fit and the greatest protection from the cold while ill-fitting blinds from a local big box home improvement store miss the mark on functionality and style.
Faux wood blinds, vertical blinds, roller shades, and roman shades serve as a physical barrier and reduce the amount of cold air that can seep in through glass. Plantation shutters are another great option for blocking the chill since the frames fit tightly to the window frame and block cold air from getting in and warm air from getting out.
The very best type of window treatment for keeping a house warm in the winter is a honeycomb shade. The pockets of fabric in the shade trap air to significantly slow down radiant heat loss and keep your interiors warm and comfortable.
After adding any of these custom window treatments to your windows, you can further reduce heat loss by layering curtains on top. A lined pair of drapery panels will make a significant difference in blocking any cold air that slips by the initial blinds, shades, or shutters. Draperies also increase the style factor and introduce color, pattern, and visual interest into any room.
If you are interested in window coverings that can keep your home warm this winter, contact us today. We are available 7 days a week for free consulting appointments to help you find the right window coverings to fit your needs.