Did you know that buildings use 35% of all energy consumed in the United States? That’s because windows make up 10% of a home’s insulated structure. It is also where homeowners can lose as much as 50% of their home’s cooled or heated air. Getting new window treatments can help reduce energy loss, and buying the right window covering may also earn you a tax credit. Speak with a trained consultant at Perfect Fit Window Fashions in Estero, FL; we’ll be happy to show you the shades that might qualify. [Read more…]
You can’t pick up the paper or watch the news on TV without hearing the words “going green” or “eco friendly” and how both affect every aspect of your life. In regards, to window treatments, what do these terms really mean? Think of windows as energy holes. Even with today’s sealed double-pane windows, closed windows still allow 10-15 times more heat energy to flow through them. So, if windows make up about 10% of a home’s insulated shell, that could mean up to half of your heating and cooling utility bill is flowing through your windows. [Read more…]
Here in Florida, springtime brings warmer days that are destined to turn into hot and humid ones. With most air conditioners running 24×7 in the summer, many of our clients are looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The Department of Energy (DOE) reports that windows can account for up to 25% of your annual heating and cooling costs, and a staggering 40% in older homes. The right energy-efficient window shades can certainly help lower your utility bill. Learn more in this video:
Skylight windows are popular in homes throughout the Ft. Myers area, and are a stylish way to brighten up a room and give it a more open and airy feeling. Skylights have both pros and cons. While they let in a lot of natural light, that’s not always a good thing. Too much direct sunlight can let in too much heat, and the direct UV light can damage the interior of your home. Depending on the location of your skylight, they may work just fine without any covering on them. Sometimes, though, skylights allow way too much sunlight in and can decrease the energy efficiency of your home. [Read more…]
There’s no better time than now to think about ways to refresh your home this year. Here at Perfect Fit Window Fashions serving the Ft. Myers area, we can help you with all your home interior needs. So what’s hot in 2014? Here are just a few home fashion trends we’re keeping an eye on for 2014.
Heavy drapes are a thing of the past. The look now is for more translucent window treatments that provide privacy but generously bring in natural light. Sheer shades or modern draperies add a delicate touch to your windows. Sheers are a very stylish and highly functional option for sliding glass doors, french doors, and large windows. Narrow sidelights and accent windows are easily covered with sheer shades. [Read more…]
Shopping for new window treatments? At Perfect Fit Window Fashions serving Naples, FL, and the surrounding areas, we’re offering exclusive rebates on our most popular window treatment styles. It’s our Hunter Douglas Energy Smart Style Promotion!
EARN $25 Rebate per unit on Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades
EARN $50 Rebate per unit on Silhouette® Window Shadings and Vignette® Modern Roman Shades
Wouldn’t it be nice to be away or at work and know that your window treatments are maximizing the energy efficiency in your home? With Hunter Douglas Platinum™ solar energy sensors, you can harness the warmth of the sun or keep it at bay, even when you’re not home. Especially during the hot months here in the Naples FL area, saving money on and cooling costs is on everyone’s minds.
How Does the Solar Sensor Control Window Treatments?
During the hottest part of the day, the battery-powered sensor detects the amount of solar energy entering the home through the window and sends out a wireless signal that automatically opens or closes window treatment to maximize energy efficiency in the room. [Read more…]
At Perfect Fit Window Fashions serving the Ft. Myers area, we understand your passion for design. Helping you express it your way is our specialty. From style to color, from staying warm to keeping your cool, our custom Hunter Douglas window treatments are not only beautiful, they’re beautiful to live with. More than just simply covering your windows, it’s the art of window dressing. Check out this video to learn more:
There’s honeycomb shades, and then there’s Duette honeycomb shades by Hunter Douglas. There’s no higher quality shade than this, with a classic look and timeless style. The unique honeycomb within a honeycomb construction creates deeper colors, improved pleat retention, a softer touch and higher R-Values (up to 38% greater than comparable pleats!). The shades trap air before it enters your room, keeping your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Hunter Douglas revolutionized the window treatment industry with the introduction of the Duette honeycomb shade by Hunter Douglas in 1985. With a much different look than the run-of-the-mill mini-blinds, honeycomb shades offered optimum energy efficiency, light control and a variety of style possibilities. Today’s Duette line of honeycomb shades are made of soft and durable fabric, and are available in several pleat sizes, a wide range of colors and textures, and fabrics with opacities that range from sheer to opaque. [Read more…]
Our Window Coverings Offer Control Over Light Filtering and Privacy Options
One of the main functions of window treatments is to control the amount of light coming into your home, as well as maintaining the level of privacy you desire. Hunter Douglas window fashions provide a wide variety of options for light and privacy control. With revolutionary designs that include translucent materials and vanes that softly filter the sun’s rays, your rooms will be full of the perfect amount of light while giving you control over privacy. Whether you’re looking for blind or shades, our Hunter Douglas window fashions offer a variety of opacities, from sheer to blackout, and also allow you to re-direct and reflect sunlight precisely where you want it.