HGTV has compiled an excellent list of current trends in window coverings. A few of the trends mentioned are very much what we are noticing here in the Triangle. We are using more organic natural reeded shades, products with sleek lines, motorization and green friendly shades just to name a few. Have a look.
We couldn’t be happier to offer a new line of aluminum plantation shutters and sliding partition systems by Sun Project.
Designed for commercial and contemporary residential applications, the aluminum constructions allows for much larger panel configurations than traditional wood.
These can be used in areas where ventilation is required, hinged or bi-folded for door and window openings and lastly as a sliding partition for office and room dividers.
A combination of a hollowed extrusion design that acts as an air pocket, and a durable surface which has a high reflective value, this product effectively improves the thermal efficiency of window and door openings.
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Last year I purchased a home in the triangle that has 3 windows that are in a 2nd story open living room. The problem is I can’t easily reach them and thought it would be too expensive to order motorized shades. The only alternative was to professionally install window film. I chose a darker film and it certainly cut down the amount of glare but there is still a tremendous amount of heat coming through. What would your recommend in this scenario?
There are so many great window films out on the market and sometimes they improve the situation but are not a clear cut solution as you have experienced. Hunter Douglas offers different types of motorization. You can hard wire, use battery power or simply plug into an outlet. The battery powered or PowerRise is the most popular solution for post construction. Installation is straightforward with no cutting sheetrock and the cost is surprisingly reasonable, $300-$400 to motorize plus the cost of the shade. The new PowerRise system uses radio frequency that makes operating groups of shades simple and from much further distances than infrared. Almost all of the motorized products from Hunter Douglas roll up nice and neatly so you can control the amount of light while keeping the view. In addition, you will notice a difference in your heating and air conditioning bills not to mention the flooring, rugs, artwork and furniture will be further protected from the sun.
During the Summer Window Fashion Sale, from now through August 31st, Hunter Douglas is offering rebates on the following products. Save $40-$100 on each window plus additional discounts from Intex Design. No minimum or maximum purchase.
Luminette Privacy Sheers
Skyline Gliding Window Panels
Silhouette Window Shadings
Pirouette Window Shadings
Vignette Modern Roman Shades
Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades