Benefits of Energy Efficient Shades

You know how unpredictable the weather is–then add the seasonal swings in temperature, and we’ve all got a lot to deal with. Whether it’s the heat of summer, or winter’s subzero temps, energy efficient shades can help. Did you know that windows can be responsible for both heat loss and heat gain when left uncovered? Now’s the time for energy savings, lower utility bills and the perfect atmosphere year round.

Skyline’s Top Choices

Even the highest quality windows need window coverings to help keep our homes cool in the summer and free from drafts in the winter. But not all window treatments deliver the same experience. Some are just better at energy savings than others. Take a look at our three favorites…

Cellular Shades

Also referred to as honeycomb shades, cellulars are number ONE in energy efficiency! They regulate comfort levels by trapping air within the cells of the shades, preventing air flow. This happens at the window BEFORE uncomfortable temps make their way inside. In addition, the extraordinary fabric of cellulars block light from intensifying undesirable temperatures.

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades


Roman Shades

The layered fabrics of roman shades have been in existence for centuries, they keep light and heat out during the summer and insulate during the winter. We believe the best feature of the modern roman shade is the huge variety of fabrics available. Clients can create their own unique look with color and pattern choices, plus the opacity that works for you.

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Custom Roman Shades


Cellular Roller Shades

Look what just rolled up! The newest energy efficient shade product on the market, the cellular roller. You can’t get any better than honeycomb technology with the design of a roller shade. The result of combining a cellular shade and a roller shade in one has become an industry favorite.

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Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades

Go to the Source

To find valuable information about energy efficiency strategies head to the source. The site is filled with helpful suggestions about how to increase energy savings. The site also identifies the best products for your home.

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades

In addition, the AERC-or Attachments Energy Rating Council educates consumers on products such as energy efficient shades, and other window attachments providing performance ratings to help make a choice.

How Do Energy Efficient Shades Work?

The basic function of energy efficient shades is to first control the light and glare. Next, they reduce heat gain from the sun-cooling down your home in the summer. During the winter months,  Energy Efficient shades function as an additional layer of insulation keeping the elements at bay. They work well and year round, and in all climates.

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Alustra® Duette® Honeycomb Shades

If you are looking to protect your home’s interior comfort, look to energy efficiency shades. They help keep the heat out in the summer and cold winters at bay, too. You definitely have experienced the heat, the cold and everything in between–it’s not too early to prepare for next season. Get in touch with us today to schedule your FREE appointment. Visit one of our showrooms, or we can come to you for a visit in your home.