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Benefits of Window Coverings

Choosing the best window covering in Destin, FL for every window in your home can maximize the benefits that window coverings provide for a home. While we often don’t think much about window coverings, they are an essential part of what makes a home a home.

One thing that a window covering does is provide privacy, keeping what’s inside your home inside and keeping what’s outside your home outside. Choosing a high-quality window covering that ensures privacy in every room is paramount to your family’s sense of security and can ensure that you are not exposing the contents of your home to the outside world, where unscrupulous people can see them and attempt to break into your home to steal them.

A good-quality window covering, however, will not only ensure privacy, but will also give you warm and soft light filtering inside your home. Privacy shouldn’t mean that you have to sit in a completely dark house.

Light control, therefore, is another great benefit of a window covering. Whether you want a lot of light inside your home or you need as little light as possible in rooms like bedrooms, where small children may take naps during the day or people who work night shifts need to sleep during the day, there is a window covering that can meet your needs perfectly.

The window covering that gives you the most control over the amount of light that is allowed into your home is blinds. Blinds can either be vertical or horizontal, but they allow you to adjust the amount of light you want in any room at any time. They are easy to close, for instance, during the hottest part of the day, when the sun is highest, and then easy to open again in the mornings and evenings when the sun is lower. With a bottom up/top down option added to them, you can reduce the glare and heat of direct sunlight while still having a view of the outside.

Another benefit that a window covering offers is protection from ultraviolet (UV) rays. Just as UV rays outside can fade wood, furniture coverings, and cause painful sunburn, they can wreck the same kind of havoc inside your home – yes, including sunburn. UV rays can damage just about everything inside your home including hardwood floors, hanging art, rugs, carpets, and cloth furniture. As UV rays hit these items, they will cause them to fade and loose their vibrancy over time, which means you’ll need to replace them – or, in the case of wood floors, refinish them – much sooner than if they had not been exposed. This can get costly if you’re having to replace furniture and carpet every few years.

A final benefit that a window covering provides is energy efficiency. If you already have energy efficient windows installed, a high-quality window covering will enhance the energy efficiency of the window. If your windows are older and not as energy efficient, a good window covering can make them energy efficient. This will keep your house more comfortable all year long and it can help reduce the amount of energy that you use, which will reduce your power bills.

If you’d like learn more about choosing a window covering in Destin, FL, you can talk with our knowledgeable team at McNeill Palm. You can visit our showroom at 1191 N. Elgin Pkwy, Ste. C, Shalimar, FL 32579, or you can contact us at (850) 613-6228.

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