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The Latest in Eco-Friendly Window Shades near Wasilla, AK

In the modern world of window treatments, there’s no need to choose between style and the latest in environmentally conscious design. There are eco-friendly window shades in the Hunter Douglas collection that are both fashionable and environmentally friendly. Eco-friendly window shades can be looked at as being part of one of two categories. First, there are those that use sustainable or environmentally friendly materials in construction, and second are those designed to help save energy and lower a home’s carbon footprint. Both categories prioritize environmentally friendly practices, and both have several modern styles to choose from.

Hunter Douglas Duette® Cellular Shades, Eco-Friendly Window Shade fabric, Energy Efficient Shades, near Wasilla, Alaska (AK)

Sustainable Materials

When it comes to eco-friendly window shades, it all starts with the building materials. Sustainable textiles in the Hunter Douglas collection range from upcycled fabrics to organic textiles taken from responsibly managed forests.

  • Bamboo Shades: Bamboo has a much shorter maturity cycle than wood and its ability to be easily processed and recycled makes it a popular option for eco-friendly window shades. Provenance® Woven Wood Shades has several styles of bamboo shades as well as other woven treatments made from naturally-occuring fibers like grasses and reeds.
  • GreenScreen® Sea-Tex™: Using yarn made from plastics that have been cleaned off of shore lines, the GreenScreen® Sea-Tex™ fabrics are environmentally friendly materials with a refined look ideal for high-end, eco-friendly window shades. GreenScreen® Sea-Tex™ fabrics can be found in the Designer Solar Shades collection by Hunter Douglas.
  • Hardwood Shutters: Buy shutters and blinds made from hardwood material gathered from sustainably managed basswood or poplar hardwood growth. Plus, when homeowners purchase Heritance® Wood Shutters or Parkland® Wood Blinds, Hunter Douglas makes a donation to the Arbor Day® Foundation to support their efforts to protect the forests of the world.

Energy Efficient Designs

The second factor that goes into eco-friendly window shades, besides the use of sustainable materials, is the ways in which the treatments can improve energy efficiency. Whether that means better insulation or heightened performance, there are options in the Hunter Douglas collection for environmentally conscious consumers.

  • Cellular Honeycomb Shades: Improved energy efficiency is incredibly important for households looking to reduce their carbon footprint. Energy efficient shades help to block the unwanted transfer of energy through windows, which can account for up to 30% of energy loss. In the winter, this helps keep the cold out and the heat in so that comfortable interior temperatures can be maintained using less artificial means. Cellular honeycomb shades are some of the most insulating shades on the market with pockets of air sewn into the fabric that then blankets windows with energy saving efficiency. Hunter Douglas has three types of honeycomb shades in their collection: Duette® Cellular Shades, Solera® Roman Shades, and Sonnette® Roller Shades.
  • PowerView® Automation: Boost the efficiency of eco-friendly window shades by upgrading to a motorized operating system with automated scheduling like PowerView® Automation. Motorization makes operating shades more precise and productive as it automatically opens, adjusts, and closes shades throughout the day and throughout your home for maximum efficiency. Transform shades into more eco-friendly window shades with PowerView® Automation.

Contact Us Today

Environmentally conscious homeowners looking for sustainable materials or energy efficient shades will find a wide range of choices in the Hunter Douglas collection. And the team at Today’s Window Fashions Alaska is ready to help you sort through your options to customize eco-friendly window shades for your home. Today’s Window Fashions Alaska serves Palmer, Big Lake, Willow, Houston, Talkeetna, Eagle River, Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, Soldotna, Kenai, and Homer in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and greater Wasilla area. Request a consultation today.

Did you know that you can save up to $1,200 when you upgrade to energy efficient shades in 2023? Ask a member of our team to learn more about the federal tax rebates offered in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act that offers money back on home upgrades that boost your energy efficiency.

Today’s Window Fashions recommends reaching out to your tax professional or financial advisor to see how tax rebates could apply to your specific situation. This does not constitute financial advice.