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How Luxury Window Shades Can Help You Save Money


With a name like ‘luxury window shades’, one could easily think that the only reason to invest in them are due to aesthetics. But there are many more reasons.


While luxury shades are designed to look fantastic, they’re also crafted with utilitarian considerations in mind—namely the blockage of harmful UV rays, privacy, and heat energy and light control. Of course, a properly insulated or vented home does more than just secure comfort—it also keeps your wallet happy.


Let’s take a look at how custom window coverings from LA’s Shadows Design Inc. can save you money (all while beautifying your home) around the clock.


Energy-Efficient Shades


According to the US Energy Department, nearly 30% of all energy used to heat houses is lost through windows. Additionally, their reports state that 76% of sunlight fallen on windows converts into heat in summer. Combined, these statistics suggest that proper window coverings can dramatically lower heating and cooling bills by reducing energy loss through windows.


The question then becomes, which window coverings do the job best?


Cellular/Honeycomb Shades


It’s common industry knowledge that cellular/honeycomb shades are some of the most energy efficient luxury window coverings that money can buy. Made from insulated and pleated materials, these shades are designed with cell-like pockets that trap both hot and cold air leaving or entering windows. The result can be up to 40% reduction in lost heat or cooling.


Blackout Shades


Insulated blackout shades and curtains offer a multitude of benefits. When drawn, they reduce the inflows and outflows of heat and light to nearly nothing and are thus ideal for reducing energy consumption and keeping your monthly expenses at a minimum. What’s more, blackout shades provide the most privacy, and are ideal for those who may work atypical schedules and need to bed down in the daylight (and as we all know, there are few things as priceless as a good sleep).


Roman Shades


In the style of ancient rome, these shades are made from thick insulating materials that help to prime a home for good energy regulation. They can be custom designed to suit and decor, making them a classy and comfortable way to keep your house warm, cool, bright, or dim, whenever you need it to be.


Motorized Shades


Shadows Design’s motorized shades and smart home solutions offer innovative benefits like energy efficiencies, convenience, and comfort. They can be designed to incorporate sun, thermal, and timing sensors, all of which can trigger automatic adjustments that will preserve heat or cool air, optimizing the use of your utilities at any time of day and saving you extra expenses on your bills. They can also be automated to open and close in accordance with your schedule or the season.


Shadows Design in LA: Combining Green With Grandeur


Shadows Design is LA’s premier luxury window shades retailer. From custom, ultra-lux valances and drapes to one-touch motorized systems, we fuse a love of art, technology, and passion to make your dream ambiance a daily experience.


Dial 310.467.6233 and contact us today for a free consultation and quote.


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