New innovations in window and window treatment technology has led to a noticeable increase in interest in energy efficient and automated windows and their coverings. If you plan to upgrade the windows or window treatments in your home in the near future, consider these trends that won’t be going out of style anytime soon:
more Energy efficient
New technology is making windows more energy efficient. And this is a great thing if you are looking for ways to make your Jacksonville home more energy efficient and reduce your utility bills. Triple-paned glass and e-coatings help keep the cooled air in your home during the summer and the hot air outside, where it belongs. The result is your air conditioner gets a little break, and so does your wallet.
Energy efficient window treatments are also a hit for those looking to maximize efficiency and temperature control (and minimize energy bills) in the home. Consider honeycomb shades or solar shades for an energy efficient window treatment option that will help insulate your home and keep energy bills low.
Features for Home Automation
Home windows are catching up with innovative features that can integrate right into smart home systems. A new trend is patented sensors that are built into the window’s lock that can tell you if your windows are open, closed, locked or unlocked. Not only is this a great safety feature, but also a great energy saver.
Motorized window treatments can also be controlled from your home automation controller. They can even integrate with other smart home technologies like the Amazon Echo or Google home. Motorized shades are not only convenient, but they are also a great energy efficient option; you can set them to close at during peak temperature highs or lows to help regulate temperatures in the home.
Sustainable and Responsible
Window manufacturers are heeding to the demands of homebuyers and homeowners when it comes to sustainability and responsibility. As more people seek to reduce the carbon footprint of their homes, they are paying more attention to the materials used to build their homes, including home windows. To meet this demand, window manufacturers are using more sustainable materials and improving their delivery logistics to reduce their products’ environmental impact.
Window treatment manufacturers are also opting to use more responsibly sourced materials. All About Blinds & Shutters uses the highest quality materials in the industry. Stop by our showroom where we even offer samples that you can take home.
Dramatic and Contemporary Style
Who says that window frames and accents must be white, beige or silver? No one! One of the latest design trends for windows has come about as homeowners are adopting darker colors into their exterior and interior color schemes. Darker colors can add a more contemporary feel or a touch of visual drama to your home. Choosing black color options for window frames is becoming a popular option for some homeowners when replacing their windows or building a new home.
Specialty shaped window treatments and contemporary colors can truly accentuate your windows, whether they are dramatically framed or unconventionally shaped. All About Blinds & Shutters carries window treatments in a wide variety of materials, shapes, and colors that can completely transform your space.
Upgrading your home’s windows and window treatments is an improvement that can help you save money and energy, and saving money is always in style. If you do replace your windows (or even if you don’t), don’t forget the finishing touch: new window treatments from All About Blinds & Shutters!