Windows coverings offer some great benefits, some of them obvious, some not so obvious. For example, both blinds and shades offer privacy, insulation, and an element of appeal for your current decor scheme. As you begin to research your options, it may seem a little overwhelming, with so many different aspects to choose from, but that’s where we can help. Having a professional assist with sorting through your needs and preferences can go a long way in alleviating a lot of wasted time and energy.
Chesapeake Family Flooring does much more than floor coverings. As a family owned business with more than 75 years of experience, we have other options that can truly help turn your house into a home. One of the ways we do this is to assist in helping you find products that can enhance the appearance of your decor as well as add benefits that will help in other ways. You can stop by our showroom in Chestertown, MD to find out more about how we can help you suit your own specific needs.
When it comes to window coverings, shades are better for insulation purposes than blinds. Made from various fabrics, they can have liners sewn in to help add insulation as well as more control over the amount of light allowed to enter the room. This can even help to add years of life to your rugs and furniture, as they will not be as apt to fade, out of the direct line of the sun.
On the other hand, blinds are more durable, especially in windows where moisture can be present. They are less likely to become damaged by water, and less likely to allow mold and mildew to grow. Cleaning horizontal blinds is usually easy, thanks to waterproof seals, and vertical blinds are even easier to clean, as gravity can help with the process.
Drapes or shades are good for privacy during the day, but blinds can provide absolute privacy at night as well. Blinds do not allow much, if any; light to pass through, so even with lights on inside your home, no one on the outside will be able to see signs of that, such as shadows or movement.
Energy saving can be accomplished just by installed window coverings. In the summer, they keep heat out by diminishing the amount of sunlight that comes in, and in the winter, they retain the heat created by your furnace. Both turn into savings for the homeowner.