Horizontal blinds are one of the best ways of maintaining control over the amount of light entering a room, as well as the temperature of that room, and of course are also ideal for establishing privacy, when the blinds are in the closed position. However, horizontal blinds are more than just functional window coverings, and some of the blinds made by Zion Window Fashions can be real works of art in their own right. Some of our offerings are made of real wood, while others have a faux-wood design, and some even incorporate a honeycomb design that be very appealing to household occupants. Here are some of the ways that horizontal blinds can serve as highly effective window coverings in your home.
Protection from external heat and cold
Horizontal blinds can provide an effective barrier to external heat and cold conditions, when in the closed setting, screening out bright sunlight or the cold temperature on a winter’s day. The conditioned air from the inside will stay in place when your horizontal blinds are drawn shut, which will result in an energy savings for you, since your heating or cooling system won’t have to work as hard. When you do want light and warmth from the outside to enter the home, it’s a simple matter to open the blinds and allow the warmth to pass through, and warm up the interior.
Long-term cost efficiency
Horizontal blinds will generally last for up to a decade or more, if properly maintained, and that can be a real savings for a homeowner who doesn’t want to re-invest in window coverings every year or so. In addition, they don’t really require a great deal of care, other than the occasional dusting to remove the film and light debris which can settle on the blinds. They can also be made of a variety of materials, depending on what appeals to your personal taste, and many of these are also long-lasting kinds of materials which can provide years of great service, as well as visual appeal.
Cell shades and honeycomb blinds
Cell shades derive their tremendous insulating power from their honeycomb shape, which traps air between the room and the window, thus serving as a buffer against summertime heat and the cold of winter. Cell shades are probably most famous for their energy-saving properties, but since they can be produced in a wide variety of custom shapes, sizes, and colors, they also can provide a huge aesthetic appeal to any room where they’re installed.
For better control of temperature and light, you can choose to install double-cell shades, for even more light filtering you can select blackout fabrics, and you can even customize your honeycomb shade with a number of convenient lift options. Honeycomb shades are available from Zion Window Fashions in a variety of crisp and attractive pleats, and in many different sizes. If you don’t find something you like from our extensive catalog, we’ll be very happy to work with you and develop a honeycomb shade which is tailored to your specific needs.
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