Insulating Your Windows for Winter

Winter is coming! With cold weather comes uncomfortable drafts and higher heating bills. Today, we’re sharing a few of the best options for insulating your windows so you can enjoy a cozy, draft-free home all winter.




What Are the Best Insulating Window Treatments?

Hunter Douglas gave some insight on what window treatments work best for insulating your home. These options include:


Insulated Cellular Shades

Cellular shades are the best insulating shades on the market. There are many varieties available, including traditional honeycomb, roman cellular shades, and even roller shades.


The Original Honeycomb Shades

Original honeycomb shades feature a unique honeycomb construction that traps air in distinct pockets for an extra layer of insulation.


Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades

Providing even more insulation, this type of honeycomb blind combines multiple layers of fabric and insulating air pockets. This combination creates a more energy-efficient option, compared to the single honeycomb.


Insulated Roman Shades

These feature soft folds that create air-trapping pockets, increasing overall insulation. Roman shades come in woven and non-woven fabrics, and colors, patterns, and textures that have the ability to either lighten or darken a room.

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Roller Shades

Roller shades provide a clean and simple look along with effective insulation. The slightly curved shape of the blinds emits a glowing effect while providing energy-efficiency. They range in colors from versatile neutrals to vibrant hues.


Motorized Shades

Incorporating motorization to your shades and blinds will provide easy access, allowing you to open and close them with the touch of a button. With the PowerView system, you can schedule your shades to move automatically at certain times of the day. This will help manage heating and cooling costs.

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Light and Temperature Sensors

With PowerView Hub, a compatible smart-home system, you can program your shades to raise and lower in response to light and temperature through a sensor. For example, you could program your shades to open when the sun is out, and close when it gets dark.

Read Now: Save Energy and Money with Insulating Window Treatments

You can never be too prepared when it comes to winter weather. Incorporating the right kind of shades for your home will help you save money on your heating bill, while keeping you and your family warm and cozy in the frigid winter months.


And, now for a limited time, we’re offering a 40% discount on our already low prices on all automated or motorized window treatments. Don’t delay – contact us today to get started!


Blind Installation and Repair is your one-stop shop for window coverings in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. In addition to window blind cleaning and installation of new blinds, we make blind repairs and offer design consultations and direct blind sales. Through our Just One safety campaign, we educate homeowners and business on the dangers of blind cords to children, pets and vulnerable adults.


Whatever your window covering needs, our experienced blind installers and repair team are ready to help. Request a quote today!