Windows are essential for outside view, ventilation, and natural light in a room. However, the same can ruin the efficiency of room heating or cooling system to quite an extent. The risk is larger with taller windows with large sized panes. The heat or coolness loss through a double pane window is 10 times higher than a well-insulated wall. The simple solution lies in window treatment that boosts the R-value or the resistance value of your windows to a sufficient level.
The basic requirement for any window treatment is energy efficiency, provision of privacy as well as light, proper light control, and an attractive look. The basic treatment of windows includes layers treatment, just like you dress up layer by layer to keep yourself warm, the windows needs dressing up too. It enhances their visual appeal, versatility, and energy efficiency. The different layers consist of bubble wraps stuck to the glass, a thermal lined drapery panels set capped with an enclosed top window cornice and a double cell honeycomb.
These treatments will lead to the formation of 4-5 extra air pockets along with the air pocket that resides inside bubble wrap, next one will be between cellular shade and window, next 2 air pockets within cellular shade and the final one between shades and drapes.The first one i.e. the bubble wrap will increase the window insulation. It obstructs the view but permits light to pass through it. You can apply it when the temperature drops and remove when things get back to normal. Usually use it over the windows that are of least use to you.
The double cellular shades that insulates the window by offering 2 air pockets inside the shade. The shades filter the light and permit some light to enter the room even when the shades are on.You can avail a large variety in it. The third layer consists of the thermal lined curtains that increase the energy efficiency of windows to next point. With respect to the window cornices, it mainly helps in reducing heat loss by minimizing the quantity of air that passes behind the curtains.
Filed Under: Reviews