Window Treatments and Awnings Shopping Guide

Before you head out to shop for new window treatments or awnings, let us walk you through some of the common language in the industry. Serving Connecticut since 1994, our window treatment professional at Window Products can answer any questions you have. Take a look below, and give us a call or stop by our showroom gallery in Branford for a consultation!

Interior Window Treatments
Interior Window Treatments

Exterior Awnings
Exterior Awnings

What are “Window Treatments”?

Window treatments cover the inside of your windows. The terms window treatments, window coverings, window fashions, and window dressings pretty much mean the same thing. Sometimes, window coverings can also refer to exterior coverings such as exterior shutters and awnings, but for the most part you can use all these terms interchangeably.

What are the Different Window Treatment Types?

Within the overarching topic of window treatments are specific window treatment types. These include blinds, shutters, shades, sheers, and shadings. Custom drapery and curtains are also types of window treatments. Within each of those window treatment types, there are many varieties with differing qualities. Your best bet to determine what window treatment type you like best is to explore our site in more detail, visit our showroom, or schedule an in-home consultation.

What are Awnings?

Awnings are exterior window coverings or shade structures that are used to provide protection from the sun or inclement weather. Typically positioned over windows or exterior doors, an awning may be constructed of metal and heavy-duty material. Larger versions of the awnings cover patios. Awnings can either be stationery or retractable.

How Do Window Treatments Affect Energy Costs?

Awnings that cover doors and windows block some of the direct sunlight that would otherwise enter your home, helping to save energy during the summer months. Patio awnings extend allow you to enjoy shade outdoors. Interior window treatments serve are a barrier between the inside of your home and outside temperatures, providing a level of insulation that can make a difference in your heating and cooling expenses.

Where Do I Find the Best Window Treatments and Awnings in Connecticut?

At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, a nice selection of screen shades, and a wide variety of awnings and shades. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensure you’ll find the perfect window treatment or awning for your home or business. Contact us for more details.

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