Just got your windows replaced by your windows and doors company? So, you must be excited about your new windows. Well, then it’s time to start considering window treatments.
Window treatments are modifications of the window or covering installed over the window to enhance its aesthetics.
There are many reasons for enhancing your replacement windows, such as:
– To enhance the aesthetics of the window
– To improve the functionality of the window
– To control the amount of natural light that enters the house
– To beautify the interior of the house
– To enhance the energy efficiency of the home
Here are the 5 types of window treatments:
1. Window Shutters
Window shutters are window treatments made of plastic or wood. They are usually fixed to the window frames with hinges for smooth operation (opening and shutting). They can be fixed or louvered slats. Window shutters are best suited for protection against weather, boost security, and privacy of the room. Moreover, you can make use of window shutters to improve the aesthetics of a room.
2. Woven Wood Shades
These are hard treatments comprising bamboos that are woven into a mat, and they hang down on the window to provide shade. They are usually called matchstick shades or bamboo shades, and they offer a natural and exotic look to the interior of the house. Woven wood shades look casual but are an excellent window treatment that is suitable for any interior theme or style. They can be made of exotic reeds, grasses, and woods to create unique textures and natural colors.
3. Cellular Shades
Cellular shades are made of cloth-like materials or soft paper imitating a honeycomb pattern. They are available in a single cell, double cell, and triple cell. The cells encase air to create a barrier between the room and the window surface to form effective insulation. Cellular shades enhance the energy efficiency of the home and also help to control the amount of natural light that enters the house from filtering to blackout.
4. Venetian Blinds
Venetian blinds are window treatments that are made of plastic, wood, or metal. They are usually hung on the windows through cords or tapes that control the slats in unison. The slats overlap and regulate the level of light. The blinds look simple and compatible with a wide range of decor themes. The flexibility that Venetian blinds offer makes them suitable for privacy control.
5. Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds are another type of windows treatment made of fabric, flat PVC (plastic), embossed PVC, metal, faux wood materials, or wood. Vertical blinds can be used on both windows and doors. They stand vertically and are easy-to-operate. Their build makes them best suited for large windows and patio doors. Vertical blinds can offer insulation and noise attenuation. They operate well on sliding windows and doors.