Part of taking care of your home has much to do with frequently performing the maintenance that it needs over the course of time. For many people, this will eventually mean home renovations, either on a small scale or a large one. In fact, more than two thirds of all current households have renovations either planned or currently in the works, and many will involve replacing windows or doors – or even both, depending on the scale of the renovations that are planned. Window treatments are also commonly added onto existing or even new windows, and represent a small change that has the potential to have a big impact.
From motorized blinds to motorized window shades, there is a great market for window treatments that is currently thriving all throughout the entire country of the United States of America. In fact, data even shows that the global market for window treatments, not just the market for window treatments in the United States alone, will exceed sixteen and half billion dollars by the time that we reach the year of 2022, less than four full years away from this, our current year of 2018. More and more people are buying window treatments than ever before, spurred on by the new technology that has been introduced to many different types of window treatments.
For instance, motorized window blinds have become particularly popular among residents of the United States as well as in other places all throughout the world on top of this. For one, motorized window blinds are convenient, the top reason, after all, that people buy them. They are also great for those who might struggle with mobility issues that can hamper their ability to perform what most of us think of and regard as simple household tasks. Automatic window blinds can make increased if not total independence possible for those who suffer from mobility problems, something that is of a huge importance when we begin to consider all of the benefits that window treatments have to offer.
This is because the benefits of window treatments are many, from saving you money to increasing the overall efficiency of your home (two things that, after all, very much go hand in hand, at least here in the United States, in all of the parts of it and the United States as a whole). In fact, the right draperies can save you a great deal of money on heating and overall energy costs during colder months, as thick draperies can prevent as much as ten percent of total heat from becoming lost, especially during winter months when it can become bitterly cold in so much of the country, often for months on end without sign of a let up or sign of spring. And as windows and doors alike have been found to make up more than thirty percent (one third, to be more exact) of a home’s total thermal loss, even reducing the heat that is lost by a small percentage is likely to make a big difference in the total money that you are able to save by the time that the year draws to a conclusion and a new year (particularly, a new year full of even more money saving opportunities when it comes to saving energy and preventing heat loss) begins.
Window treatments can also be incredibly long lasting, depending, of course, on how well you care for them over time. Typical wooden shutters, for instance, with no bells and whistles included, are likely to last a total of twenty years or longer when they are given the proper and thorough care that they need in order to stay in good condition. So when it comes to spending money, many people decide that it is well worth it for the ability to hang onto your window treatments longer and save more money in the long term, when looking at the big picture. And when you look at the big picture, the upfront cost of window treatments does not seem so exorbitant after all.
Window treatments matter, as they can save you a good deal of money over the course of time.