When it comes to climate control, keeping your home cool in summer is a top priority. While having a quality air conditioner is all fine and dandy, there are a number of other, more energy efficient ways to keep your home from becoming a summertime furnace. Covering your windows with strategically placed shades could be a key strategy in keeping your home nice and cool—without having to break the bank on your electric bill. At Mayfair Drapery & Rug Company, we pride ourselves on our ability to help you choose the right type of shades for your windows. Let our experts walk you through a few reasons quality window shades could be beneficial to your home this summer.
They Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
Quality window shades will significantly increase the energy efficiency of your home during the summer. A good set of shades will keep the heat where it belongs: outside. When the sun’s rays aren’t warming up your home, you’ll end up relying on your air conditioner far less than if your windows were letting daylight directly into your living room. Coupled with energy efficient windows, your shades are the perfect line of defence against heat entering your home.
They Protect Against UV Rays
Shades do more than add a decorative touch to your home. When you use them to keep your home cool in the summer, you gain the added benefit of protecting yourself, your family as well as your furniture from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Proper interior shading can protect you against up to 99% of UV rays coming into your home while also protecting your furniture, flooring, carpets and artwork from fading. When installing window coverings in Toronto, always remember that they’re only effective when they remain closed. So choose something that compliments the interior and exterior aesthetic of your home.
Custom Window Shades for Your Toronto Home
While it’s important to keep the sun out of your home, you don’t want to spend your entire summer in the dark. At Mayfair Drapery & Rug Company, we offer customizable shades that will let you control the precise amount of light that enters your home, without having to sacrifice the cool temperature in your home. Be sure to note that it’s not only windows that need shades. Your glass patio doors will also need some coordinating coverings if you plan on staying cool this summer.
If you’re in the market for window shades in Toronto, call the experts at Mayfair Drapery & Rug Company. Visit our window coverings page for more information regarding our custom products and services.