Windows are one of the most important aspects of any home in terms of aesthetics, functionality and energy efficiency. But don’t forget the window coverings. The right blinds can have just as significant an impact on aesthetics, functionality and energy efficiency as the windows themselves!
Interested in new blinds or shutters? If you are on the fence about faux wood blinds, we can give you a few reasons why they may be the right solution for your home.
Affordability without Compromising Aesthetics
Wood blinds have unparalleled warmth and beauty, but there are wonderful alternatives available. Faux wood blinds are a cost-effective, beautiful solution for any home. They look like real wood without the high price tag. Keep in mind that some retailers sell a foam product that warps and yellows over time. Natural wood blinds also suffer from this drawback when exposed to direct sunlight. Because of this, make sure you buy faux wood blinds rated with 100 percent UV protection.
Durability & Low Maintenance
Constructed from the highest quality synthetic materials, faux wood blinds are made to last. Look for blinds with good warranties that support their quality craftsmanship. Homeowners often select faux wood for bathroom windows because this material resists warping in high moisture environments better than real wood. An anti-static feature also helps prevent excessive dust from collecting on the blinds, reducing the time you need to spend with that feather duster.
Energy efficiency is high on the priority list of many homeowners. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an average home’s windows account for almost 50 percent of annual heat gain or loss—adding to the workload carried by your HVAC systems. Faux wood blinds allow you to monitor how much of the sun’s energy enters your home, helping reduce utility bills while increasing “free” solar heating during winter.
Environmentally Friendly Characteristics
Since faux wood blinds use less wood than their real counterparts, fewer trees need to be cut down for their production. The durability of faux blinds also means you’ll reduce the amount of waste thrown into our landfills. Also, many faux wood blinds are made from specially-formulated materials that can again be recycled.
Bakersfield, CA Faux Wood Blind Installers
Choosing the right blinds for your California home doesn’t have to be a chore. Let the Broken Drum Insulation of Bakersfield team help you select beautiful, high-quality faux wood blinds for every window in your home. When you’re ready, we also provide professional blind installation services.