6 reasons why you should consider blinds or shades for your home

by | Apr 5, 2024 | Home and Living

After months of trying to keep the house warm, we transition to keeping it cool. While curtains are great at blocking sunlight, blinds or shading in your home are more durable and long-lasting options. They block unwanted sunlight from coming through your windows, keep cooling costs down, and are easier to clean and maintain. Here are six reasons to consider them this season.

Comfort and light filtration
Light-control blinds are a stylish and functional solution that let you customize the amount of light you allow through, giving you improved energy efficiency and helping to protect furniture and carpets from UV rays.

Privacy control and room darkening
For complete privacy and added style, blackout cellular shades, roller shades or shutters can be installed. Vertical or horizontal blinds can be tilted for greater customization.

Energy savings
You can reduce energy costs and optimize the amount of solar heat entering your home with cellular shades or vertical slats to filter out harmful UV rays and improve your comfort in winter or summer temperatures. Cordless cellular shade options work through their double-layered “honeycomb” construction to prevent heat loss in your home.

UV protection
Solar, cellular or zebra shades reduce the amount of UV rays that enter your home, which can help prevent fading of furniture and fabrics. Cellular shades are a perfect blend of soft style and easy functionality. With their striped, semi-transparent pattern, zebra blinds give a room a combination of soft light control and excellent privacy.

Convenience
Motorized blinds offer a convenient way to change how much light enters your home. Simply push a button and you can effortlessly open, close, raise or lower them to customize your lighting. If you’re looking to do a custom design or fitting, many local building supply centres, including The Home Depot, offer free in-home consultations.

Cleaning and maintenance
If you’re a frequent host for your family and friends, you may want to consider premium faux wood blinds, vinyl blinds (PVC) and anti-static polyester fabric blinds or shades that require minimal maintenance.

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