From recycling to alternative forms of energy, going green is all the rage right now—and for good reason. And going green can encompass more than what you drive or what you eat; your home design can build off of a green theme, as well. Blinds and shutters are a great place to start. With careful selection, your window treatments can reduce your utility bills, improve the air quality of your home, and support green construction.
- Energy efficiency. In the summer months, blinds and shutters help to keep the air cool inside your home. Since blinds and shutters block out the sun’s rays, your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to keep a comfortable temperature in the home. When the sun sets, you can easily open your shutters and blinds and let in the cool night air.
- Clean air. When you select blinds and shutters made from vinyl, you’ll be reducing the amount of dust in your home. Vinyl blinds and shutters are also easier to clean than other types of window treatments. Less dust and ease in cleaning means a lower allergen count, cleaner air filters, and an overall greener home.
- Green construction. The vinyl industry is one of the most environmentally-friendly material producing industries. While vinyl production has increased, its negative impact on the environment has decreased. Vinyl is more renewable than materials such as wood—and vinyl can be made to look and feel just like wood. In the past, the most common type of window treatment made of vinyl had been plantation shutters, but due to an increase in popularity, many other options are now available for designers and home owners.
To find out more about the benefits of blinds and shutters, contact Bay Area Vinyl Shutters. We offer a variety of window treatments to suit many different tastes and styles. Visit our website or call us at (408) 263-3300 to learn more about inspiring a green theme in your home today.