The need for locally sourced, eco-friendly products is becoming more apparent every day. Knowing how and where your window treatments are made can help ensure you’re doing your part to protect the environment. Furthermore, savvy homeowners know “green” products will help them reduce both their carbon footprint and their electricity bills.
And, while there are all kinds of green products to choose from, nothing beats good, green window treatments. Over their lifetime, well-insulated window coverings can pay for themselves. Plus, with the variety of window treatments available today, you can easily find an eco-friendly option that fits your style and budget.
Sustainable Plantation Shutters
Quality window treatments start with quality materials. Choosing the right wood is the first step in building long-lasting, eco-friendly plantation shutters. U.S. Hardwoods from certified renewable forest suppliers help reduce your carbon footprint and increase the longevity of your plantation shutters.
Once you’ve chosen the right wood, it’s important to use a finish that will protect your window coverings as well as the environment. Be careful because some companies use cheap finishes that don’t last as long and that emit damaging byproducts. Thus, it’s always best to go with an eco-conscious supplier who uses low VOC, water-based cabinet grade lacquer to help your plantation shutters stay beautiful without harming the planet in the process.
Eco-Friendly Roller Shades
Roller shades are another option that has continued to grow in popularity. Their sleek, simple design makes them beautiful and easy to maintain. Even better yet, Greenguard Certified products allow you to choose from bacterial and fungal resistant options.
Roller shades have UV-blocking fabrics that have been tested and proven to protect your family and everything else in your home from heat and harmful UV radiation. They are versatile and can be rolled up or down throughout the day to give you the perfect amount of light and keep your home at the ideal temperature, saving you money on your energy costs and helping you save the planet, a little bit at a time.
Energy Efficient Honeycomb Shades
Another choice for the eco-conscious homeowner is honeycomb shades. These shades are excellent at restricting outside air infiltration due to their insulating cell construction. They help your home stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, so you save on energy costs year-round.
Honeycomb shades are available in a variety of fabrics from sheer to blackout, which means everyone can find the perfect style to fit their needs. Finally, you can get the look you’ve always wanted without sacrificing quality or sustainability!