When you think of your bare windows you likely think that all you’re giving up is showcasing your unique style. While it’s true that window treatments are a great and affordable way to decorate your home, it’s also true that leaving them out of your plans can cost you cash. Check out these three ways leaving your windows bare can actually be costing you money.
1. Bare windows make your home more susceptible to theft
The term casing refers to burglars checking out homes to see which ones have the most valuables and are easiest to break into. Casing is infinitely easier when your windows are bare and all it takes is a quick peek in your window. One function of curtains is to obscure the interior of your home from outside.
If you want to ensure that you get maximum sunlight in your home without giving up important security features, consider sheer window treatments. They allow light to come into the room, even when they’re drawn, but they also protect your home from the prying eyes of would-be burglars.
2. Bare windows can lead to significant energy loss
You can lose as much as 50% of your heating and cooling energy through your windows. If your room has a just a single bare window, then you could be dealing with a significant energy and money drain. Insulating window treatments, like cellular shades or blackout curtains, provide an extra barrier between your window and the interior of your home. This helps to prevent hot air from getting out and cool air from getting in during the cold months – and vice versa during hot months.
3. Bare windows can shorten the lifespan of your furniture and more
You likely know that UV rays can be damaging to the skin, but did you know that they can also damage your furniture, floors, artwork, and virtually anything else in your home? If it’s exposed to direct sunlight then you can bet it’s being affected by the sun. Almost all window coverings provide some type of UV protection.
Any of these three reasons are compelling reasons on their own, but when you combine them all it’s easy to see that window coverings are important. Half Price Drapes offers a wide range of options at affordable prices. Shop our extensive online store today to find the right fit for your home.