If you are getting ready to sell your home, new window treatments can add to its value. Quality window coverings are a draw for potential home buyers, so think about what might appeal to the masses before making your decision.
Energy Efficiency Considerations
You might think that saving money on utility bills is a concern best left for the winter months, but heat gains in the summer are preventable as well when you choose the right window treatments. This helps maximize the effectiveness of your cooling system.
Many top manufacturers like Hunter Douglas have constructed cellular shades designed to let you control the amount of light that enters a room but doesn’t allow for heat transfer. This keeps your rooms cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, reflective interior blinds can reduce heat gains by 45 percent in the summer. Draperies have the ability to reduce heat loss from a room by 10 percent in winter. These benefits all contribute to a more even environment and lower energy bills.
Fewer Expenses for New Homeowners
Let’s just think about the expenses involved with moving: You must buy packing materials, rent a moving truck and either hire a team to transport your belongings or take the time off work to complete the job on your own. It’s an expensive and extensive project.
Then new homeowners must purchase the right decorations and furniture to make their new home truly feel like “home,” which can incur more expenses. It’s definitely a plus when buying a new home to know that all windows already are expertly covered with window treatments that not only look beautiful, but will last for years to come.
In many cases, plantation shutters include lifetime warranties that are transferable from owner to owner. Even the simplest blinds or shades do the job needed in the interim while the new homeowners shop for their desired permanent window treatments. It can be a weight off their minds and wallets.
Are you planning on selling your home in the near future? It’s time to visit Utah Blinds Gallery and view the wide selection of options. You can also call and schedule an in-home consultation with a specialist in the window treatments department and make the first move toward upping your home’s resale value and attracting the right buyer.