2016 Federal Tax Credit Opportunity

Federal Tax Credit for Shades

Hunter Douglas Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades

At Window Products serving Connecticut, we’re always happy to help our customers find savings. We believe strongly in our Hunter Douglas products, and we’re happy that the federal government sees the value in them as well. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, which gave federal tax credits on select energy-efficient products, have been reinstated for 2016. [Read more…]


What are Eco-Friendly Window Treatments?

Eco Friendly Window CoveringsThere are several ways window treatments can be considered “eco-friendly” and help you reduce your carbon footprint. Think of windows as energy holes. Even with today’s sealed double-pane windows, closed windows still allow 10-15 times more heat energy to flow through them. So, if windows make up about 10% of a home’s insulated shell, that could mean up to half of your heating and cooling utility bill is flowing through your windows. At Window Products, serving Connecticut with showrooms in Branford and Southbury, we carry a variety of eco-friendly window coverings. [Read more…]


Window Treatments for Windows with Great Views

Window coverings to maintain your viewMany homeowners throughout Connecticut enjoy beautiful views. Whether you’re on the water or have a view of open space, you’re likely looking for window treatments that allow you to have some light control and energy efficiency while still maintaining your view out the window. At Window Products, we offer a complete line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, including a wide variety of light diffusing and energy efficient window coverings that help you maintain your view. Stop by our showroom in Branford or Southbury to see full-size displays of window coverings that give you the best of both worlds. [Read more…]


2015 Energy Smart Style Savings Event

Energy Efficient Vignette Modern Roman Shades

Energy Efficient Vignette Modern Roman Shades Now On Sale!

With this year’s harsh winter, saving money on energy costs is on everyone’s mind. At Window Products serving Connecticut with showrooms in Branford and Southbury, we’re offering unbeatable rebates on our most popular energy saving window shades. It’s our Hunter Douglas Energy Smart Style Promotion!

Hunter Douglas Energy Efficient Window Treatment Rebates:

$100 Rebate on any of the following Hunter Douglas purchases through April 25, 2015:

  • 4 Duette® Honeycomb Shades (plus $25 rebate each additional unit)
  • 4 Solera® Soft Shades (plus $25 rebate each additional unit)
  • 2 Silhouette® Window Shadings (plus $50 rebate each additional unit)
  • 2 Vignette® Modern Roman Shades (plus $50 rebate each additional unit)

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Skylight Shades for Energy Efficiency

Skylight ShadesSkylights are popular in homes throughout Connecticut. People love how they let in extra light to brighten up a room and give it a more open and airy feeling. Too much natural light, however, is not always a good thing. Direct UV light from the sun coming into your home unfiltered can create energy inefficiency and damage the interior of your home. To filter and control light, look for quality skylight shades. As a Hunter Douglas gallery dealer, we have some great options to help you keep the beauty of your skylight while still controlling light. [Read more…]


How to Save on Energy Costs with Window Treatments

Energy Efficient Window TreatmentsThroughout Connecticut, everyone is looking for ways to save money on energy costs. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), your windows account for up to 25% of your annual heating and cooling bill. That can go up as high as 40% in older homes. You can increase the energy efficiency of your windows with right energy-efficient window treatments. Hunter Douglas is the world leader in innovation and the developer of the most energy-efficient window treatments that significantly reduce energy loss and also protect the environment. It’s a win-win — keep your family comfortable while saving on heating and cooling costs! [Read more…]


How to Select Cellular Shades

Hunter Douglas Cellular ShadesThe cellular shade has come a long way since it was first developed decades ago. Now, you have many options to make your cellular shade work for you. When you work with Window Products serving Connecticut, we’ll help you narrow down your choice to make the decision easier. Here’s what we’ll want to know:

1. What room(s) are the shades for — bedroom, living room, kitchen, den?
2. What kind of privacy are you looking for — light filtering or total darkness?
3. What type of window is this for — small window, double hung window, sliding glass door, specialty shape?
4. Do you need vertical or horizontal application – opening side-to-side or up and down?
5. Is energy efficiency and UV protection an issue – extreme cold or heat or windows getting too much direct sunlight?
6. How do you want to operate your shades – cordless, motorization, top-down/bottom up? [Read more…]


Energy Saving Window Shades On Sale

Energy Efficient Vignette Modern Roman Shades

Energy Efficient Vignette Modern Roman Shades

With this year’s harsh winter, saving money on energy costs is on everyone’s mind. At Window Products serving Connecticut, we’re offering unbeatable rebates on our most popular energy saving window shades. It’s our Hunter Douglas Energy Smart Style Promotion!

EARN $50 Rebate per unit on Silhouette® Window Shadings and Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Vignette Modern Roman Shades

From traditional to contemporary roman shade styles, Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern Roman Shades are created from soft, gently contoured folds of fabric. Unlike any other window treatment on the market, Vignette Modern Roman shades offer energy efficiency through the tailored look of a custom drape combined with the ease of a shade. As versatile as they are beautiful, these window treatments are available in 12 richly textured fabrics to complement or enhance any décor. Now you no longer have to choose between the warm, luxurious feeling of beautiful draperies and the practical advantages of a window shade. Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern Roman Shades combine both of these major benefits into a unique and tailored format. Contact us for more info. [Read more…]


Latest Automation Add-On – Solar Sensors!

Solar Sensor for Automated Window TreatmentsThere’s no doubt that automated window treatments add more convenience to your life. It’s so easy to adjust your blinds or shades with just a touch of a button. Now, with solar sensor add ons, they’ll do the work for you! Here’s how it works: During the hottest part of the day, the battery-powered sensor detects the amount of solar energy entering the home through the window and sends out a wireless signal that automatically opens or closes window treatments to maximize energy efficiency in the room. [Read more…]


Latest Window Shade Styles

Latest Window Shade Style - Trielle Honeycomb ShadesCustomers often ask us, “What’s your best window shade?” For quite some time, Duette Architella honeycomb shades have been considered the gold standard of honeycomb shades. We recommend them to customers because of their superior craftsmanship, versatility, style, and energy efficiency. People love that Architella honeycomb shades provide a high level of energy efficiency with honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design, reducing energy loss up to 40% at the window.

New Trielle Window Shades – Perfect in Connecticut

The newest innovation in the Architella line is the Duette Architella Trielle™. The new Trielle style delivers 20% more energy efficiency than original Architella shades. Considering that 50% of heating and air conditioning is lost through the windows, having highly energy efficient window treatments can significantly reduce air conditioning costs. [Read more…]