Window Treatments to Make Your House Green

Learn more about energy efficient window options for your home.

Jul 06, 2016
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Window Treatments to Make Your House Green

Do you want to go environment-friendly when you’re planning to add window treatments? Then you’ve come to the right place. You can get window treatments without having to deal with harsh chemicals and fabrics which might bring more harm than good for the health of some (or all) household members.

In this post, we’re going to talk about some options that you can use for making your windows prettier and more environment-friendly than ever before.

Wooden Blinds

The use of wood blinds will provide your home with a natural and earthy look. Aside from that note, did you know that these natural window treatments are also eco-friendly? Many manufacturers of wooden blinds will create the product from wood harvested from sustainable forest management processes. In other words, the level of materials used in the construction of the blinds is below the amount of growth. Hence, it’s going to be biodegradable, so it won’t add up to the world’s landfill problem.

Faux Wooden Blinds

Just because it has “faux” in its name doesn’t mean that it’s not going to be eco-friendly. In fact, faux wood blinds are one of the most environment-friendly options to dress up your home’s windows. These window treatments will generally be made out of specially formulated recycled materials. These elements used in its construction will provide adequate moisture and mildew resistance, which is a must in some areas of your home that might otherwise be riddled with wetness and moisture.

Woven Wood Shades

You can find woven wood shades made from different natural materials, which include the following: reeds, jute, bamboo, and grasses. These window treatments are considered to be environment-friendly because they’re sustainably harvested from fast-growing, low-impact materials. The renewable resources used in the harvesting of these window decorations will leave the roots still intact. Ergo, it prevents erosion to allow new materials to grow back within the same area.

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades are one of the most energy-efficient window treatment solutions that you can get for your home. It can even help in cutting down the burning of fossil fuels because it can assist in providing your windows with excellent insulation. You can even invest in honeycomb cellular shades that can trap air between the room and the window to make the immediate vicinity warmer during the cold winter season.

 

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