Blinds | Shades
| Shadings | Solar
| Drapery | Shutters
Ultimately, the product you choose
will depend on a number of practical factors such as whether
or not you can apply a film to your windows, whether exterior
changes are acceptable to your dwelling and the type of window.
Beyond that, it's a matter of what you find esthetically pleasing.
During the summer, solar film can
reject over 80% of the sun's heat, cooling your home significantly.
During the winter, some films trap heat inside your home to
help reduce your heating costs.
Solar film blocks out up to 99% of
the sun's ultraviolet rays which notorious for ruining fabrics,
carpets and wood.
film can help to reduce annoying glare coming off reflective
surfaces such as your television screen, computer monitor and
Solar film is a durable micro thin
polyester material that is applied to the interior side of your
windows. Installed professionally, it is virtually unnoticeable,
providing an optically-clear, distortion-free view without yellowing,
cloudiness or frosted overcast.
If a window breaks, solar film acts like a "steel curtain" to hold shattered
glass in place, protecting those at your home and place of business
from serious harm.
Because of its toughness, solar film
also makes it harder for an intruder to break in. And most important,
it protects small children from the real dangers of sliding
Essentially the same material as
solar film, only "stiffened" with additional transparent layers,
Mylar shades are an alternative to the permanency of a solar
film. Mylar shades are available in a
variety of colour tints and densities.
When adhering solar film to your windows is not the
right solution for you, another option to consider is an
exterior -mounted sun screen which blocks up to 70% of the sun's
heat and light before it reaches the glass in your windows.
With exterior-mounted screens you
have the option of choosing between a roll-down shade or a more
"fixed" screen which is framed and mounted over your window
until such time as you choose to remove it.
The actual screening material is
the same for each: a strong, woven vinyl-coated fiberglassor
polyester fabric which does not rust, corrode, shrink, fade
It is also possible to use the roll-down
shade on the interior of your home, however, rejection of the
sun's heat is reduced to approximately 40%.
Plain scalloped, fringed, and laminated
with your choice of fabric
Honeycomb shades with single, double, and
Cellular /Honeycomb Shades
These handsome shades, available
in 3/8”, 3/4” single, double or triple cell construction,
are designed in two lighting styles: the translucent shade gently
filters in natural light while at the same time guarding your
privacy. The "blackout" shade rejects all light, allowing you
complete privacy and room darkening.
No matter which of the multitude of colours you choose, the
neutral white backing will ensure a uniform look from outside.
Considering how attractive these shadings are, it's a real bonus
that they are also excellent at saving you energy costs. The
distinctive pleat design traps air and acts as an insulator,
keeping out summer heat and winter cold.
- Block the sun - not the view
- Protect against fading and sun rot
- Reduce glare
- Let in soft light
- Work with windows opened or closed
- Stop the insects-not the breeze