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Drapes and other window treatments can help you save energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint. However, it is important to use them correctly. Read on to find out how to boost the energy efficiency of your drapes.
One way to significantly increase the energy efficiency of your window treatments is to use polywood shutters. These shutters feature a locking mechanism that allows them to serve as effective insulation for your home as long as you use them properly. Boost the efficiency of your polywood shutters by keeping them closed throughout the warmest and coldest months of the year, when the temperature outside is significantly different than the ideal temperature inside. When your window treatments insulate your home, your heating and cooling systems require less energy, which can cut down on your energy costs.
Do you want to know more about boosting the energy efficiency of your window treatments? Call Sunburst Shutters & Window Treatments at (702) 475-3037. We are a window treatment service based out of Las Vegas. Visit our website to find out about our polywood and plantation shutters.
Last updated 10 days ago
When it comes to matching window treatments to walls, different styled window treatments can produce different effects in a room. Watch this video for a quick look at how to match window treatments to lavender walls.
You can make a room feel more open and light by pairing lavender walls with a soft ivory curtain. Alternatively, you can achieve a tone-on-tone design by using a darker shade of purple, such as plum, for your window treatment. This creates a monochromatic design because lavender and plum are both shades of purple. You can also match lavender walls with grey or charcoal-colored window treatments.
Sunburst Shutters & Window Treatments provides shutters, window coverings, and other window treatments in the Las Vegas area. For more information about our services, please call us at (702) 475-3037 or visit our website.
Last updated 16 days ago
Window treatments can help make any room more stylish, more private, or simply more fun to be in. However, different window treatments require different types of maintenance. Here are the ins and outs of keeping your window treatments in top shape.
When it comes to maintaining curtains, it is important to read the label before anything else; some curtains are not washable, and could be destroyed by washing processes. If the label indicates that your curtains are washable but does not include directions, clean them in your washing machine using a cool water cycle. Make sure to remove all hardware from the curtains, including hooks and rings. After washing with a short cycle, dry your curtains using a clothesline or a low tumble-dry cycle.
If you have lace window treatments, you can remove dust by using your dryer’s air cycle. If your lace window treatments can be machine-washed, wash them using the cool water setting; if the label includes alternative directions, however, follow them instead. Try to use detergent that is specifically made for washing fine materials. For lace window treatments that have metal hooks, you can avoid getting rust on the fabric by wrapping the hooks in tissue paper where they meet the lace.
To keep your window treatments looking great year after year, they must be properly protected from sunlight. The darker the color of your fabric, the more sunlight your window treatments will absorb, and thus the more they will fade over time. The amount of sun damage that occurs also depends on the fabric of your treatment. Lined window treatments will help preserve your fabrics.
If you would like to know more about the ins and outs of keeping your window treatments in top shape, contact Sunburst Shutters & Window Treatments. We are Las Vegas’ window coverings experts, and we offer high quality polywood and plantation shutters. If you would like to know more about us, please do not hesitate to visit our website or call us at (702) 475-3037.
Last updated 1 month ago
As a parent, your child’s safety is your greatest concern. Even when you think you have everything under control, there’s always another potential risk lurking somewhere. For instance, the window treatments in your child’s room can pose a risk if you’re not careful. To keep your child’s room safe, consider the following window treatment safety tips.
Avoid Treatments with Cords
One of the most significant risks involving window treatments has to do with cords. You’d be surprised to learn how many young children suffer serious injuries when they get blind cords stuck around their necks. To keep your children as safe as possible, make sure the window treatments in their rooms do not have cords. Even treatments with hidden cords can pose a risk to your children.
Consider Automatic or Wand-Controlled Treatments
There are plenty of cordless window treatment options that are perfectly safe. You might install a roll-up screen that is easy to operate and poses no threat to your child’s safety. Another option is to install a cordless window treatment that you can operate with a wand or remote control. When deciding on a window treatment to install in your children’s rooms, consider safety first and style second.
Prevent Excessive Sun Exposure
Of course, it’s important to remember that a window treatment’s main function is to control the amount of natural light that enters a given space. If you allow too much light to enter your child’s room, your child may suffer from excessive exposure to UV rays—especially if he’s restricted to a crib. To prevent your child from suffering a painful sunburn, find a window treatment that can sufficiently block the sun’s rays.
For more tips on choosing safe window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters & Window Treatments at (702) 475-3037. We’ve been providing Las Vegas residents with top-quality window treatments for over 30 years. Visit our website to find out how we can make your Las Vegas home safer, more energy efficient, and more beautiful.
Last updated 1 month ago
Installing plantation shutters is an excellent way to give your home some old-world class. Plantation shutters are named for their use in plantation estates of the American South and other warm climates. These shutters have larger louvers than most other shutters, and are typically made of wood or other solid materials. If you’re interested in installing plantation shutters in your home, let the following article help you work them into your décor.
Determining Appropriate Placement
The first step is to decide which rooms you want to have plantation shutters. Most people install plantation shutters in the kitchen and dining room, thought this window treatment can suit nearly any space in the home. Since plantation shutters have an old-fashioned look, you might consider installing them in rooms with a similar aesthetic. For example, plantation shutters can complement your bathroom’s clawfoot bathtub.
Factoring in Ceiling Height
Before you select your plantation shutters, you should consider the size of your interior spaces, including the heights of your ceilings. Larger rooms tend to look better with larger plantation shutters, while smaller shutters are better suited to smaller rooms. If you are installing plantation shutters in a room with ceilings that are higher than eight feet, consider using shutters with 3 1/2-inch louvers. Shorter ceilings should be matched with shorter louvers.
Installing plantation shutters is a stylish way to control the amount of natural light entering a home. Consider putting plantation shutters in places where style and natural light control are important, such as the living room or bedroom. You might also consider installing plantation shutters with independent top and bottom sections—that way, you can let light in while maintaining privacy.
The best way to find the right plantation shutters is to have a window treatment expert inspect your windows. The experts at Sunburst Shutters & Window Treatments of Las Vegas will gladly discuss your plantation shutter options. Call us at (702) 475-3037 or visit our website if you have any questions.