At StreetScapes & WindowWorks, we specialize in all kinds of window treatments, from curtains to shades to blinds. While many people believe that these window treatments serve a mainly decorative purpose, the truth is that they also play an important role in insulation. In addition to providing privacy, your blinds help to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
While they might not seem like they offer much protection, your blinds form an additional barrier to heat, blocking it from entering or exiting your home. In the summer, closing your blinds helps keep your home cool by blocking solar heat from coming into your home. In the winter, blinds prevent the heat from your furnace from leaking out into the cold atmosphere, thus keeping your home warmer.
While your window glass does a good job keeping rain and other elements out of you home, the glass by itself is a relatively poor barrier to heat energy. In the wintertime, as heat is lost to the atmosphere, your furnace has to work overtime to replace it. The additional layer of protection that blinds provide will keep more of that heat inside where it belongs, keeping you warmer and saving you money on your heating bill.
If you are interested in staying warmer this winter, consider adding window blinds. Our team at StreetScapes & WindowWorks is happy to go over your options.