The Role of Window Treatments in the Home

Applause® Duolite™ Honeycomb Shade

Applause® Duolite™ Honeycomb Shade

These days, window treatments do more than just cover a window. They add visual interest through unique colors, textures, and styles. But more than that, they control light and privacy, changing your house to a home. At Window Products in Connecticut, our trained consultants will be happy to help you navigate the choices so you can select the right treatments for your home and your needs. [Read more…]

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Protect Your Floors & Furniture From Harmful UV Rays

UV RaysPeople often inaccurately think that UV damage occurs only during the summer months. However, during the winter, when the sun is lower on the horizon, the harsh glare and the lack of leaves allows the sun to enter farther into a room, which can cause additional UV damage without your even knowing it. If your home has windows that are not covered properly, your belongings will likely experience UV damage.

At Window Products serving Fairfield County, we’ll be happy to help you select window treatments that will not only look stylish but will also protect your belongings.

How to Tell if You Have UV Damage

UV radiation is responsible for approximately 40 to 60 percent of fading. UV damage is permanent and can cause fading anywhere the sunlight reaches. Pull back the corner of your throw rug, move the painting on the wall, or turn your couch cushion over to see if fading has occurred. If so, it’s time to make a change. [Read more…]

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Solar Screens Block UV Rays in Style

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Solar screens — also called screen shades — offer two major benefits:

  • Blocking the sun and its harmful UV rays
  • Maintaining your view outside.

Solar screens mount on the inside of your window are made of a single layer of light fabric used with a traditional roller shade bar that blends well into almost any décor. At Window Products, with showrooms in both Southbury and Branford CT, we offer a variety of high quality solar screen shades.

Residential and Commercial Uses of Screen Shades

Both residential and commercial customers enjoy the style and function of solar screens. For residential customers, screen shades are perfect for kitchens and living areas where natural light is welcome but needs to be muted without reducing the view. Screen shades are also popular for commercial customers such as office buildings or restaurants, typically with a 5% openness factor. [Read more…]

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Here Comes the Sun – Window Treatments for Light Control

Light Controlling Window Coverings - Southbury CTWe all know the popular song lyrics that say, “Here comes the sun,” right? Sunlight can be a beautiful thing, of course, but when it’s shining brightly through your windows, you want to be able to control it. Too much light can damage your interiors, negatively impact the energy efficiency of your home, and create an uncomfortable environment. As your local Hunter Douglas dealer, we carry a wide variety of blinds, shades, shadings and shutters especially designed for maximum light management. We understand that proper light can welcome the early morning sun or soften the bright midday sunlight without sacrificing your privacy and still protecting your valuable fabrics and carpet from harmful UV rays. [Read more…]

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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…]

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Add Style with Window Sheer Shades

Window sheers are becoming more and more popular here in Connecticut. From a design perspective, window sheers soften and diffuse the natural light coming into a room while filtering out brightness, glare and harmful ultraviolet rays. At Window Products, we bring you the extensive line of Hunter Douglas window sheers. Available in a variety of fabrics and colors, sheers provide precise light control with translucent or room-darkening vane opacity options. Soft face fabric is permanently bonded to fabric vanes, offering full view-through and discreet privacy.

Check out this video for more on our sheer shade options:

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Window Shades Offer Protection from the Sun

How does the sun affect your interior design? Over time, the UV rays from the sun will dull the colors of your drapes, furniture, flooring and other design pieces in your home.

Best Shades for Style and UV Protection

Window shades such as Silhouette and Pirouette shades from Hunter Douglas allow you to have both style and UV protection. Most all window shades from Hunter Douglas are also very energy efficient, saving you money in heating and cooling costs. Our lifting systems range from manual options to completely motorized options. All are safe for children and pets. [Read more…]

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