Discussing the Many Benefits of Window Coverings to Phoenix Homes

Greg Arnett

Windows are one area of your home that you shouldn’t forget when doing improvement projects. That being said, sprucing them up does not have to cost a fortune, thanks to the many window coverings in Phoenix you can choose from, such as blinds, shutters and shades.

Window Treatment

Aside from adding beauty to your house, these treatments offer many additional benefits as well. Below are just a few that you will surely love:

Energy Savings
Summer is fast approaching, but it’s not only the heat you should watch out for—you should be wary of spiking electricity bills as well. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Energy says that window blinds can help keep your home comfortable and your cooling costs reasonable during this season:

Because of the numerous openings between the slats, it’s difficult to control heat loss through interior window blinds, but the slats offer flexibility in the summer. Unlike shades, you can adjust the slats to control light and ventilation. For example, when completely closed and lowered on a sunny window, highly reflective blinds can reduce heat gain by around 45%. They can also be adjusted to block and reflect direct sunlight onto a light-colored ceiling. A light-colored ceiling will diffuse the light without much heat or glare.”

Increased Privacy
Windows work both ways: one the one hand, it allows you to peek outside into the neighborhood. On the other, it allows neighbors to gander into your home. If you want to keep prying eyes out, window treatments like shutters and blinds are a great option.

Dampen Noise
On a relaxing weekend morning, the last thing you want to hear is the sound of your neighbor mowing the lawn. Thankfully, window coverings add an additional layer for sound to penetrate, thereby minimizing outside noise. On the flipside, you can crank up the volume on your sound system without fear that you’ll be bothering the people next door.

Boost Home Value
Adding window shutters to Phoenix homes can actually increase the property’s value. That’s because shutters enhance a home’s visual appeal, and adds functionality to it by increasing energy efficiency and privacy. In fact, shutters are the only window treatment deemed by the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) as a capital home improvement.

Of course, be sure to purchase your window coverings from trusted retailers, like Sunburst Shutters and Window Fashions. With their help, you can find the perfect treatment for all your windows at great prices.

(Source: Energy-Efficient Window Treatments, U.S. Department of Energy, September 25, 2012)