Efficient Window Shades
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Eco-Friendly Shades Save Energy and Conserve Natural Resources
Window shades add an impressive degree of insulating properties that naturally regulate the temperature of your home while providing a cool sense of intimacy. The premier sustainable window treatment company we work with, Earthshade, has a wide assortment of designs for both home and commercial projects. These beautiful shades are made with fair-trade practices using rapidly renewable resources including bamboo, reeds, and grass, with no harmful additives or finishes. All stitching is cotton, not petroleum based synthetic thread, and it's both double-threaded and spaced twice as closely as conventional blinds. Metal pulleys are also used instead of plastic, making Earthshade a highly durable way to improve your home's ambiance while reducing energy consumption.
If you're a do-it-yourself'er and need a little guidance on how to get started improving your windows, we'd be happy to lend a hand.
Alternatively, if measuring your windows seems akin to brain surgery, that's not a problem either. workingwonders will coordinate the measurement and installation of your new window blinds from start to finish.
Please contact us for more information, or call us at 410-828-0113 ext. 302.
We look forward to helping you with any window treatment task, and have plenty of samples here in our showroom suitable for traditional and contemporary styles, residential or commercial application.
Ways to Improve Your Home's Energy Consumption:
workingwonders has partnered with Lite Line Companies, Inc., representing an advanced window company now located outside Fort Worth, Texas who make reversible energy saving panels for residential and commercial windows. In the summer, these In'flector panels allow visible light through the glass, but block 92% UV rays and reduce solar gain—the measure by which a building's interior heats by absorbing sunlight—by approximately 68%.
This significantly reduces the amount of energy required to cool a home or corporate building, easing the strain typically placed on air conditioners. And, in the winter, In'flector panels can be reversed, sustaining a building's heat and reducing the strain on its furnace.
The potential economic savings and environmental benefits offered by In'flector panels is enhanced by their cost relative to full-on window replacement. Panels cost less, and replacement windows do not correct inefficiencies inherent to glass, regardless of how well sealed they may be.
Call us at 410-828-0113, ext. 302 to learn more about our better building practices. We offer LEED AP expertise in a variety of building efficiency areas.
For information on government and commercial installation, please see this U.S.A.F. publication citing In'flector panels as a key energy efficiency improvement both for their prevention of hot and cold air conduction, and their UV protection.