Saving $$ on Conserving Energy and Preventing UV Damage

How to Protect Against Damage from the Sun on Furnishings and Draperies by Using the Best Energy Efficient Window Treatments

The saying goes that when The Lord closes a door He opens a window.  Well, that might be great for life’s opportunities but it really can put a hurtin’ on your energy bills, not to mention the comfort of your home!

Every month I receive a report from Google that shows all the terms that people used to search that resulted in them ending up on this blog site.  Month after month there are two search themes that repeat themselves again and again: #1 is how to protect against damage from the sun on furnishings and draperies and a very close #2 is energy efficient window treatments. [Read more…]

Your New Home – Blinds & Shades Are More than just Privacy!

One of the most frequent questions I receive on our blog page is this: “We’re building a new home and I have no idea where to start when it comes to the blinds and how much I should budget for them.” This is an excellent question. [Read more…]

Hunter Douglas Celebrate the Season Sale

Hunter Douglas Celebrate the Season Sale, September 13 – December 12, 2011 – Call for More Details! [Read more…]

Stop! You May be Throwing Your Money Down the Drain!

In the past two weeks we have performed two cleaning jobs for clients that had two story family rooms with expensive custom draperies. In both cases the draperies had been ruined by sun damage! Streaks were very evident where UV had bleached the color out of the fabric and in one case the fabric was beginning to deteriorate. In at least one of these homes the window had “UV protecting film” applied to them. I’d have asked for my money back on that! [Read more…]

Soft Shade Basics

Back in my first post I spoke a lot about the questions we ask a client to determine what is the best style/type of window treatment to fit their needs. A couple of those questions were regarding the use and orientation of the room. If you need to control the light and privacy in a room but really don’t want it to become cave-like when you lower the shade then a honeycomb or pleated shade may be the perfect choice for you.

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