Jack Frost Nipping at Your Windows
When we think of the beautiful winter months blanketing our great state, images of snowy mountains, crackling fireplaces, and holiday cookies might come to mind. These are just some of the wonderful things we look forward to as the autumn months make way for winter. However, when the temperatures drop, high heating bills and drafty rooms with lots of windows might start coming to mind instead. Fortunately, we offer a wide range of Hunter Douglas window treatments that will help keep your home warm all winter long without adding to your energy bill. Read on to discover the best winter window treatments for homes below!
During the colder Idaho months, do you ever find yourself shivering in rooms with lots of windows? Even when you crank the heat up, it seems as if these rooms always stay drafty. This is often due to air escaping through your windows thanks to poor insulation. That is why we cannot recommend custom drapes enough when it comes to finding the best window treatments for homes during the winter months! Often made of thick materials, custom drapes add an extra layer of insulation at your windows to stop any warm air from seeping out and any cold air from creeping in. The best part of custom drapes? You can easily layer them with any one of our window treatments to create a stunning look. For example, pairing custom drapes with Silhouette® Window Shadings allows you to have both light and temperature control all season long.
Another one of our top recommendations when it comes to finding best winter window treatments for homes is Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades. The hexagonal, or cellular, construction of these energy-efficient shades traps warm air to create insulation at your windows and prevents outside air from entering your home. This will prevent air loss and keep each room at a comfortable temperature without you cranking up the heat every few hours. With time, this natural insulation will reduce your trips to the thermostat and help lower your energy bills. You can even choose from a variety of opacities to achieve your perfect levels of light and privacy this winter season.
Much like the aforementioned window treatments, custom hardwood shutters help keep homes warm in the winter by creating natural insulation while preventing any air from seeping in or out. This is thanks to their thick slats and Truemill® dovetail construction that keeps the slats squeezed shut when closed. However, unlike shades, shutters offer an unparalleled sense of coziness and tradition. In fact, the Hunter Douglas Heritance® Hardwood Shutter collection has over 35 stains and colors available for you to choose from! This will not only make your home feel warmer thanks to the construction of the slats, but shutters will make your home look cozier thanks to their rich colors. That is why we love recommending shutters as one of the best winter window treatments this season.
Keep your home cozy and energy-efficient by adding any one of these gorgeous window treatments to your home this season. To learn more about the best winter window treatments for homes, contact or visit us at Takoy Windows by Design today! We are located in Meridian, Idaho, and serve the Treasure Valley area, including Eagle, Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna, Star, and Middleton, Idaho.