Best Winter Window Treatments
Christmas is just around the corner-but spring is not.
Although you may dread the thought, the cold weather is here for a few more months (at least) and if your home is drafty, the next months can feel like years while you huddle under blankets to try and stay warm.
So let our window treatment experts break down for you three of the best winter window treatments.
1. Cheapest option
Super Saver Cell Shades are the most economical window treatment if you need a fast fix for those insulation issues. In the summer, the honeycomb structure of the shades will protect you from the sun’s rays, while during the winter they will keep your home insulated with their air pocket design.
These can be ordered “express” from Shades Shutters Blinds and can arrive in your hands in less than a week! (They will be manufactured within three days) They are also available with the blackout feature if you want to completely block the sunlight. Great for those who work the graveyard shift and need to sleep during the day!
Like many of our products, they are made in America by Timber Blind Metro Shade and are of superior quality. Don’t believe us? Read our customer reviews below. And all Timber Blinds products come with a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty. Just another benefit of ordering from Shades Shutters Blinds!
“I would recommend the shades to anyone wanting window covering and not wanting to spend a huge amount of money for them. I was very satisfied with the quality of the product.”
“I ordered blackout shades and light filtering shades. Blackout shades are a must for bedrooms in Alaska. The light filtering shades are great for other rooms where you need privacy but not the darkness.”
2. Best Value
Plantation Shutters can be considered the best value winter window treatments for their aesthetic appeal as well as their ability to increase the selling price on your home. (in addition to keeping you warm!)
Plantation Shutters enjoy widespread appeal by home decor gurus and the general public alike due to their ability to tie together the look of a room with “furniture for your windows.” (We recently wrote a blog post about their benefits) But many don’t know that they also have energy-efficient properties.
Plantation Shutters, especially those constructed of wood, have insulating elements and when closed the solid, durable structure of the slats will keep the cold air out of your windows during the winter and will shade your home from the scorching sun during the summer.
For those looking for a cheap, fast solution for your windows, Plantation Shutters are probably not the best choice. However, if you are looking to spice up the room with some elegance and desire a long-term solution that will add value to your home- then this is the option for you!
Clifford M. – Duncan, OK (2/1/2013)
“I use the shutters to keep cold air from entering my windows. These are new windows and are properly installed, but they still let cool air into the room. The shutters keep it out and we love them. I would recommend these to anyone.”
Gail L G. - St Marks, FL (3/26/2013)
” The shutters are used on a West window in a den. This window gets the full afternoon sun and they are an excellent solution to strong Florida sun. ”
“We chose these shutters because they are maintenance free and are very attractive … This is a decision that is reinforced every time guests come to our home and admire the Plantation Shutters we got from Shades, Shutters and Blinds …”"
3. Most Energy Efficient
Also known as “honeycomb shades,” cellular shades are designed specifically to filter air. The honeycomb shape of the fabric design, which is where they got their name from, is even more efficient at blocking out cold air in the winter and heat during the summer when doubled up. Think of them like two layers of protection against the outside elements, which makes them one of the best winter window treatments.
Which brings us to Discount Double Cell Shades by Shades Shutters Blinds. Made in the USA, these quality shades are available in quite a variety of colors and are designed to be light filtering, so they will still allow sunlight through the window while blocking harmful rays.
This means you don’t have to substitute sunlight for a temperate home.
For those with “night owl” tendencies who want to block out the sun altogether, browse our selection of Blackout Double Cell Shades.
“We live in the south, so I like the double cell for keeping heat out of the sunporch. Excellent quality. Recommend it to anyone asking about the product.”
“I turned an old storage area into my office and the A/C was not adequate so I added a window unit to help with the temp. in the summer. During the winter I hated the look of the a/c in the window, but with the up/down shade I can cover the unit in the winter and move it up top during the summer.Love it.”"