Fall is here!

The weather is changing, the leaves are falling and the temperatures are dropping. When the draft comes in the heat goes on and if you're anything like me, I don't fair well with the cold weather. There are numerous ways to protect your home from that bitter cold draft. Read below to see some of the best window treatments to help keep you warm when it's cold outside.

  1. CELL SHADES: There aren't enough good things to can say about cell shades. They are by far our #1 product when it comes to insulation! Light filtering cell shades allow you to still get plenty of daylight through while keeping out the sun's damaging rays. This may sound funny because when we thing of the sun's damaging rays, we think sunburn in the summer, but the sun can damage your furniture just as much as it can damage your skin. Your furniture and floors become bleached and brittle over time with exposure to the sun. Cell shades block the rays but allow you to still have plenty of light, protecting your floors and furniture. Our custom cell shades are measured to fit each window perfectly so there is little to no draft coming through when your shades are closed. Our cell shades come in a few different options. We have a smaller pleat (3/8"), a larger pleat (9/16"), double cell and a room darkening option to choose from in many different colors.

  2. PLANTATION SHUTTERS: Norman's plantation shutter collection is made in such a way that when they are closed, they are tighter than most any other brand. When measured and installed properly, plantation shutters create as much room darkening features as cell shades. While they are a much more permanent treatment for your windows. They are often referred to as "furniture for your windows". They are the original child-safe product due in part to the fact that there are no cords what-so-ever! They are extremely durable and long lasting. Shutters come in a few different styles and sizes from 1 1/2", 1 7/8", 2 1/2", 3 1/2", and 4 1/2" louvers. They also come in a wide variety of whites and stained colors, and you can choose between having a tilt bar or doing invisible tilt.

  3. ROMAN SHADES AND DRAPERIES: Our roman shades and draperies are made with fabrics that can be extremely insulating if measured and installed properly. We offer a wonderfully insulating liner for our fabrics that are used with roman shades and drapery panels. They are so insulating in fact, that when draped with our beautiful fabric, your window will feel like it's being wrapped in a warm blanket. (How cozy does that sound!)

For more information regarding how to insulate your home or even just jazz up a room or two in your house, feel free to call for your complimentary consultation. 484-901-5250.

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3 Ways Window Treatments Can Help  Protect Your Home’s Interior From The Sun’s Damaging Rays

It’s officially summer! Longer days mean fun in the sun, but just as we are advised to protect our skin from the damage that sun rays can cause, it is also important to protect our homes. The interior of our home (furniture, floors, & artwork) can be damaged by the sun’s rays, but there are some simple things we can do to ensure that our home and furnishings are protected for years to come.

Installing window treatments (blinds, shutters, shades, and draperies) is an effiecient and effective way to protect the interior your home from the damage that the sun and summer heat can cause. Below are our top 3 ways to  protect your home with window treatments.

  1. Reduce Heat Gain: As the apex of summer approaches, the sunshine and heat penetrates through our windows, and thus ensues the yearly battle between the sweltering heat and our hard-working air conditioning units. The addition of window treatments, and more specifically interior shutters, helps to block out some of the heat while creating a beautiful aesthetic.

  2. Protection From UV Rays: We know how damaging UV rays can be to our skin, but they are also very damaging to our home’s interior. Did you know that an uncovered glass window will blinds, shades, and shutters can help prevent sun damage to your floor coverings, artwork, and furnishings.

  3. Reduce Energy Costs: Increased interior temperatures results in higher energy costs. This can be reduced by the installation of window blinds.  They are a simple way to helps with keep your interior cool and your energy costs down.

Now is the time to enjoy the summer sun and protect your home without the worry of sun damage and high energy costs. With our shop at home service, you can see our products, decide which is best for your home's interior, and our trained consultants will take measurements all in one day! This allows us to provide you with quality products and customer service in a timely manner so that you can enjoy the rest of your summer!  If you have any questions or would like to talk to one of our window treatment specialists, please fill out our contact form or give us a call today. 484-901-5250




Plantation Shutters  Color: Silk White

Plantation Shutters

Color: Silk White