Wood Blinds to Renew Your Home
Wood blinds are classic, durable window treatments that have long been valued for the privacy and style they add to a room. Additionally, wood blinds can also help solve many issues in the home from improving energy efficiency to making shades easier to use to completing a design aesthetic. So, if you’re not 100% happy with your current window treatments, read on to discover how wood blinds could work better in your home.
Are your current window treatments allowing energy to escape?
Wood blinds can help homeowners gain greater control of the energy efficiency of their home in several ways. First, wood blinds have firm slats that when closed creates a solid barrier over windows that adds a physical layer of insulation to help decrease the amount of energy that passes through windowpanes. This helps keep the heat out in the summer and the warmth in during the winter. Another way window treatments can help with the energy efficiency of a home is to let natural sunlight in that provides both free light and solar heat. Wood blinds are one of the few types of window treatments that can allow natural light in while simultaneously providing a level of privacy because both the individual slats and the blind as a whole are adjustable.
Are your current window treatments difficult or inconvenient to use?
For any blind to be truly useful, you have to of course be able to use it. Blinds on windows that are hard to reach or difficulty to use aren’t likely to be used, and so homeowners miss the opportunity to harness solar heat or natural light coming from those particular windows. Wood blinds, however, have several operating options that make using the blinds easier and more controlled. Hunter Douglas wood blinds are available with the following upgraded operating systems (in addition to standard manual cord lock control):
- LiteRise® cordless lift system
- SimpleLift™ Operating System
- UltraGlide® Operating System
- PowerView® Motorization
PowerView® Motorization offers the most convenient and controllable options for homeowners with wood blinds. Blinds operated by PowerView® Motorization can be controlled by a remote or wall mounted panel or linked with an app or smart-home system for a fully integrated and automated operational system that is both easy and convenient to use.
Are your current window treatments dated?
As time spent at home has increased recently, we’ve seen the emergence of design trends centered on the use of natural elements (like wood) to bring the outdoors in. The aim with natural elements is to have the objects lend the room the free and spacious feelings that come from being outdoors in a way that is polished and in line with the home’s interior design aesthetic. Wood blinds are one way to bring the natural element of wood to your home in a refined yet versatile way. Hunter Douglas Parkland® Wood Blinds are available in a variety of natural wood tones and their clean lines suit traditional or mid-century décor as well as modern minimalistic and contemporary design.
With all the benefits of wood blinds maybe it’s time if you ask yourself, would wood blinds work better in my home? Blind Builders near Feasterville, Pennsylvania, can answer all your questions about wood blinds, and walk you through the process of upgrading your window treatments from design and color selection to safe, professional installation. Contact Blind Builders today to discuss the benefits of installing Hunter Douglas wood blinds in your home. Blind Builders serves all of Bucks County and Montgomery County including Newtown, Yardley, Doylestown, Warrington, and Feasterville, PA.