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5 Features That Affect Your New Blinds and ShuttersJanuary 7th, 2016 by
The first step to making a well-informed home improvement choice is to know what you’re looking for, and choosing new window shades and blinds is no exception. Familiarizing yourself with the different benefits that various types of window blinds have to offer can give you the insight you need to choose the best window shutters for your home. The chart below depicts several key features of shades, shutters, and blinds that you should be educated on before making a buying decision.
|Term||What It Measures||What To Look for|
|R- Value||Insulation efficacy||Higher number is better|
|Shading Coefficient||Heat gain of window with treatment vs. a bare window||Lower number is better|
|UV Transmittance||Amount of UV radiation admitted, expressed as a percentage||Lower percentage is better|
|Sound Absorption||Amount of sound absorbed||Higher number is better|
|Visual Transmittance||Amount of visual light let in||Select by preference|
Whether you’re looking to shut out sound or let in more light with less heat, learning the lingo of window covering technologies can contribute to a happier shutter shopping experience and a more comfortable home. Read more about different types of window coverings and what they have to offer.