As we prepare for the cooler months that winter brings, there are several ways to get your home ready. It’s time to prepare the exterior of your home for the onslaught of snow, and make sure you will be kept warm on the interior of your home. A big part of getting the interior of your home ready for the holidays and the cold weather it brings, is making sure your windows are well insulated. There are several different window treatments that can help your home stay warm this winter. Gotcha Covered Window Treatments is here to talk about them.
Draperies Help with Heat Loss During the Winter
Draperies are helpful preventing heat loss during the winter months. The degree in which they are effective depends on the type of fabric your draperies are made of as well as color and opaqueness. In order to get the most out of your draperies, they should be hung as close to the window as possible. You can attach velcro or use magnets to actually close them up against the sides of the window for even more protection as well. It is best if they fall into the windowsill or down onto the floor to maximize their insulating potential.
Cellular Shades & Honeycomb Blinds Allow Light to Come in While Insulating Windows
Cellular shades and honeycomb blinds are an excellent choice when it comes to adding another layer of insulation to your windows this year. Cellular shades are adjustable so you can determine the amount of light you want in the room as well as privacy and glare control. This is a great way to keep that warm air inside your home while still enjoying the sunlight.
Interior Shutters Keep Warm Air in & Offer Privacy
If you have chosen to have interior shutters in your home, just remember they will need a certain amount of room on either side of the window in order to open them. When talking about heat loss, solid shutters are going to be more beneficial at keeping warm air inside your home. They also provide a good amount of privacy for your residence. When they are fitted tightly against the window they create an insulated air space between the shutter and the window.
Draft Snakes & Rubber Weather Stripping Help Winterize Your Windows
Window treatments help insulate windows, but they do not fix any air leaks. In order to do this, you need to use rubber stripping or caulking to close any gaps that might be allowing drafts to come in through the windows. Draft snakes are fabric tubes that can be placed at the bottom of doors and windows to keep any cold air out as well.
Cellular Shades, Honeycomb Blinds, Draperies, Interior Shutters, Window Treatments & More in Round Hill, Ashburn & Northern VA | Charles Town, West Virginia
The holidays are a hectic time of the year. There is a certain amount of hardware that needs to be installed no matter which window treatment you choose for the windows in your home. Let Gotcha Covered Window Treatments take the stress of dressing your windows for the holiday and winter season off your hands. We can get your windows ready for the cold weather that is coming. Call us today!