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…]
Here in the Naples and Bonita Springs, FL areas, many people just love to spend time outside. Of course, in the summer months, it can become mighty hot, so wouldn’t it be nice to have a solution to help with that? You’re in luck. There is one! Hunter Douglas, the leader in innovative window treatments, has solutions to help you maintain privacy and get shade in your outdoor living spaces. Talk to a trained consultant at Perfect Fit Window Fashions to learn what might work best for your home! [Read more…]
Many people don’t realize it, but window treatments can do more than just cover windows. Several styles out there can also make great room dividers. Here at Perfect Fit Window Fashions serving Ft. Myers, we’ll be happy to introduce you to some options for this nontraditional way to update your space with window treatments.
Skyline® Gliding Window Panels
Sliding panels, also known as sliding screens, panel track blinds, or gliding window panels, were created to provide an innovative indoor solution for covering patio doors and large windows—turns out, they can also make excellent room dividers or closet doors. With a patented twist on vertical blinds, the modern and sleek design of the Skyline Gliding window panels adds interest and drama to any room. Traversing horizontally, they slide along on patented two-channel single slimline track. Open, they stack tightly. Closed, they show off rich fabrics and textures. [Read more…]
You can control light with the addition of window treatments. The materials and opacities you select will provide different effects. At Perfect Fit Window Fashions serving Naples, our professional sales consultants will be happy to discuss lighting elements and how your window treatment choices can impact them. For example:
- Blinds with louvers like Heritance® Hardwood Shutters will allow you to tilt the light up or down
- A semi-opaque fabric in a Duette® Honeycomb Shade will soften the light
- The natural fibers used in Provenance® Woven Textures will filter light gently
You may be faced with the dilemma of wanting your window treatment to perform multiple functions when you start shopping for window treatments. For example, at night, you want to have total darkness, but during the day, you want to let the light. Let Perfect Fit Window Fashions serving Estero, Florida, walk you through your options.
Hunter Douglas Duolite™ Is Two Blinds in One
You might be wondering how you can achieve both functions and yet maintain the clean look that shades offer. Hunter Douglas, the leader in innovative window treatments, has the answer: it’s their unique feature called Duolite™. Duolite™ controls night and day levels by using two distinct fabric panels to provide maximum light control. Or, more simply stated, Duolite™ is two shades in one.
Today, Duolite™ provides you with the ability to control light and privacy with the ease of two products in one. The need to add an additional window treatment such as draperies or second window covering product is now not necessary. [Read more…]
At Perfect Fit Window Fashions in Ft. Myers, many of our customers have concerns about harmful Ultraviolet (UV) rays. Normally, people think that means being sure to protect our skin with sunscreen—they don’t necessarily think about protecting our home furnishings with window coverings. However, according to the National Fenestration Rating Council®, damaging UV rays and radiation enter homes through windows, fading the home’s furnishings. If your home has windows that are not covered properly, your belongings will likely experience UV damage.
Some people believe that UV damage occurs only during the summer months. However, during the winter when the sun is lower on the horizon, the harsh glare and the lack of leaves allows the sun to enter farther into the room. Without your even knowing it, this can cause additional damage. So it is important to protect against UV rays, regardless of the season. [Read more…]
At Perfect Fit Window Fashions in Ft. Myers, we know that many of our customers enjoy convenience, and often search for home automation features. They like both the time savings and the added layer of security it provides.
Home Automation in the Hunter Douglas PowerView™ Window Treatment Motorization System
The leader in custom window treatments, Hunter Douglas has taken window treatments and home automation to the next level. They are happy to introduce the PowerView™ Motorization system – an app that allows you to program your shades throughout the day. [Read more…]
Natural Woven Wood Shades, Including the Provenance Brand by Hunter Douglas, are a Very Popular Window Treatment Choice
Not only do natural woven shades offer a unique style people love, but they are also crafted from environmentally renewable materials.
Made of bamboo, reeds, and grasses, woven woods window shades are available in over 70 fabric and color combinations. Perfect for windows, doors, and uniquely shaped openings, woven wood window treatments create a style and energy that fits with any décor. With woven wood shades, you have several options for light and privacy control, including the popular top-down/bottom-up style. You’ll also enjoy improved energy efficiency, helping to keep your room cooler in the hot months and warmer in the cold months. For your added safety and convenience, woven wood shades can be customized with cordless and motorized rise systems.
The main reason for a sunroom is to bring the outdoors in no matter what the weather conditions are. It is a place to relax with a cup of coffee in the morning or entertain friends and family at night. For that reason, you want to select a window treatment that allows light to filter in, yet create a seal during the winter. You also want to protect your flooring and furniture from fading and harmful UV rays. We have several options for sunroom window treatments here at Perfect Fit Window Fashions serving the Bonita Springs area. [Read more…]
With summer and sunshine just around the corner, it’s time to ask yourself, “Are my window treatments protecting my furniture and rugs from harmful UV rays?” This is a major concern here in the Ft. Myers area where we enjoy sunny days throughout the year. At Perfect Fit Window Fashions, we’ll help you find the right look and protection you need.
Control Systems for Screen Shades
Roller and solar screen shades have come along way. Today there are a variety of control systems available, including manual, cord-free, beaded loop chain, or motorized with Hunter Douglas Platinum® technology. Watch this video to learn more: