Recent Window Coverings Blog Posts
There are several reasons why plantation shutters are one of the safest window coverings on the market today. Many consumers who shop for window coverings are concerned with safety for their children and pets. Plantation shutter manufacturers understand the need to have safer environments in our homes and have built many safety features into today’s plantation shutters. Most children and pets are inherently curious, wanting to touch and taste just about everything they can get their hands or mouths on. The safer their environment, the less likely they’ll get hurt, so consider plantation shutters if you’re looking for new window coverings for your home.
With the growing trend of Knotty Alder in custom cabinets, household trim and fine furniture in Colorado, Knotty Alder and Select Alder (no knots) Shutters are growing quickly in popularity. Knotty Alder Shutters are a outstanding choice for those who are looking to match existing Knotty Alder woodwork throughout their Colorado homes or for those just looking for a truly beautiful shutter.
While Knotty Alder can be made to have the look of other woods, it doesn’t work the other way. It is a great deal more difficult….
Colorado homes are becoming more technologically advanced and motorized window coverings are becoming part of that technology. Pre-Wiring motorized window blinds is an important process in the planning stage of your new Colorado home, or commercial building project, and must be considered before the walls are sealed off. Hardwired motorized window coverings will offer you a maintenance free power option.
Plantation shutters are commonly chosen for their elegant good looks. However, plantation shutters are also energy efficient. Windows are the primary source of temperature loss in your Colorado home, even if the windows are brand new. Conserving energy is an important factor for every Colorado homeowner, and having plantation shutters installed in your home can easily help save on your energy bills.
When you are decorating your Colorado home, you need to pick the perfect type of window coverings to match your home’s décor. Window treatments should be both decorative and functional, not just something to cover your windows. They should be able to adjust the natural light entering your home, and serve as a decorate feature that adds style and beauty to your Colorado home.
Nothing compares to look of Shutters in your home. Plantation Shutters are great window covering options, because they are extremely versatile. You can close the louvers for complete privacy or open them for a great view of the beautiful Colorado outdoors. They can be installed in just one or all the rooms in your home.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a growing concern for Colorado homeowners and many consumers today. Mold, Radon, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and carbon monoxide have been receiving greater attention than before as poor IAQ has become linked to poor health.Paradoxically, the IAQ problem is often worse in newer green home designs. Since newer homes in Colorado are more tightly sealed, the chemicals that emit from indoor sources get trapped inside. One of the ways to improve poor IAQ is to reduce the presence of VOCs in the air you breathe. VOCs are emitted by many of the products in a home such as carpets, furniture, curtains and other window coverings.Our Lexwood shutters and our Polycore shutters have received both the GREENGUARD® Indoor Air Quality and the coveted GREENGUARD® Children & Schools certifications. This means that our shutters have passed an extensive series of tests to ensure that they meet stringent third-party standards for low chemical emissions based on established health standards and will not contribute to IAQ problems.
There are quite a few shutters out there made from “wood”, “engineered wood” and various combinations. In order to cut down on the confusion and level the playing field a bit, we present our rundown of some common shutter materials. Our PolyCore and Lexwood Shutters only use 100% Basswood or Aluminum reinforced PVC.
pressboard shutters in ColoradoPressboard or particleboard is an engineered wood that is made by taking wood particles like wood chips, sawmill shavings and sawdust and combining them with synthetic resin (usually urea formaldehyde resin). The resultant material is pressed into sheets and heated to dry the glue.
There is a serious safety concern with particleboard. Formaldehyde (part of the glue) is classified by the WHO as a human carcinogen. Even though a large amount is removed when the glue dries, formaldehyde continues to be emitted throughout the life of the product as the resin decomposes. Particleboard will also disintegrate when exposed to moisture and Colorado’s extreme sun. Particleboard may visibly sag over time or snap near the fasteners.
Window treatments may make an enormous difference in the look and feel of any room in your Colorado home. Today’s window treatments come in a countless choice of innovative products to enhance and provide functional beauty to your Colorado home. From shutters and wood blinds to Silhouette shades and woven woods, the window treatments chosen may create a dramatic statement. Whether you’re updating an existing home or changing your interior design, the window treatments you select need to express your personal style.
Light that enters rooms during the day can be adjusted to any degree and offer privacy at night. Blinds come in a wide variety of styles and materials to help you customize them to your decor. Window Blinds range from inexpensive to quite expensive in price. With so many varieties and materials to choose from, buying the right blinds for your house can seem overwhelming. Buying Blinds in Colorado Springs is actually quite straightforward and only requires some product knowledge and a little planning.
Imagine opening or closing your window treatments with the push of a button. Think that’s just in sci-fi movies? Then welcome to the future!
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