Energy Saving Window Treatments

We all want to be energy-efficient, whether its to help the environment or to simply reduce our monthly bills. Window treatments can lower your cooling costs during the summer and reduce heating costs by keeping your home warm during the winter. Besides looking fantastic, you’ll find that your 3 Day Blinds window treatments serve a far greater purpose than giving your home that finished look.

Window treatments in every season

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Window Treatments can Benefit You in Every Season

During the summer, your windows can sometimes feel like a magnifying glass when the sun is shining directly into your home.  Window treatments can give you a pleasanter summer by reducing glare and blocking unwelcome sunlight.  Flexcell® Honeycomb Blinds from 3 Day Blinds provide both light control of a blind and the energy saving of a Cellular/Honeycomb Shade. You can still enjoy the daytime light without letting your home heat up from the UV rays. Flexcell® Honeycomb Blinds are even more effective at reducing heating and cooling bills when room darkening fabric is selected. If you want a different type of window treatment, consider installing shades. If properly installed, Shades are one of the simplest and most effective way to reduce your energy use. If your furniture, flooring are becoming damaged, or your pictures are fading due to Ultraviolet rays, window treatments can help protect your belongings. If you have irreplaceable pictures, family heirlooms, or beautiful home decor you have invested in, think about ways to protect your belongings and keep your home cool during the warm summers. Window treatments are a investment that will be well worth it in the long run.

During the winter, window treatments play a major part in controlling the heating inside your home. A great deal of your home heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows. Curtains, blinds, and shutter can provide window insulation,  and reduce your energy consumption and save on heating costs. Insulation is a key factor in choosing window treatments that are right for your home. While there are several options for insulation your windows such as rubber weather sealing, or window insulation film, these could give your windows an ugly, cloudy look, or damage the paint and leave a sticky residue. You want a long term solution that will last for years to come. Your best option is to choose permanent window treatments that will not only look great, but also keep you warm in harsh weather.

Be energy efficient in every season

Types of Energy-Efficient Window Treatments

Most window treatments will provide some energy savings when closed or lowered. For the best energy efficiency, we recommend Cellular/Honeycomb Shade and Flexcell® Honeycomb Blinds. 

You can choose blinds, shades, or shutters and cash in on these energy-efficient properties. Try our Cellular/Honeycomb Shades, Roman Shades, Woven Wood Shades, Wood Blinds, Faux Wood Blinds, and Shutters.

For the maximum in energy saving window treatments, combine a blind or shade with one of our Custom Draperies. The layering effect will reduce the amount of heat/cold passing through your window. Studies show that medium-colored draperies can reduce heat by 33%. An extra layer of insulation for your windows is a great way to finish off the look of any room.

Conserving energy is important, and 3 Day Blinds wants to help you get the right window treatments to meet your needs. Meet with a design consultant this week to help reduce your current heating costs and prepare your home for the summer.

Check out some of our favorite custom window treatments! Shutters for the Home

 

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5 Reasons to Love Solar Shades

Solar Shades for your home

If you’e looking to maintain your view, yet reduce glare at the same time, consider the light diffusing characteristics of our beautiful Solar Shades. These beautiful shades come in a variety of stylish sheens and sheer fabrics. Solar Shades are designed to provide you privacy without sacrificing style.  With Solar Shades, you can have it all!

Learn why so many people choose Solar Shades for their home!

Solar Shades for your home

1) Fabrics & Hems 

Choose from an extensive selection of fabrics, textures, and even decorative hems. See one you like? You can customize your Solar Shades by picking the right hem to match the rest of your space. If you like a modern look, we recommend a standard hem. For a calming effect, look for the Classic Hem with the “ripple” edge.

Solar Shades can be used either alone or combined with other window treatments to provide perfect light control and give your privacy at the same time. Learn more about combining Solar Shades with other types of window dressings.

3 Day Blinds manufacturers a wide variety of window treatments in addition to being a preferred provider of Hunter Douglas window coverings. With our extensive design and customization options, we know you will find just what you are looking for.

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2) Operating Systems

All of 3 Day Blinds’ Solar Shades use cordless operation systems. Choose between child friendly continuous Cordloop lifting systems and our Motorized units for ultimate innovative simplicity.

3) Mounting Systems 

A nice addition to our list of customization options is the ability to choose the way your window treatment is mounted. Its all about choice and we give you the options for both mounting styles and brackets. Mount it inside or outside the window depending on your preference. Check out 3dayblinds.com for tips on installation.

4) Opacity Level Options

Our Solar Shades offer four different opacity levels. Depending on the direction your home is facing, you might want to consider a lower opacity percentage to allow less UV light to come through the fabric. Keep your home cool, protect your furniture, and reduce the glare by dressing your windows up with the latest fashion.

5)  Good for an Unobstructed View

Shades are an excellent choice if you have a great view and want to keep that clean, crisp look when you open up your windows. Your window treatments can be concealed with the choice of a Deluxe Valance. Solar shades are specifically designed to control incoming light without interfering with your view.

If you have a lot of sunlight coming in through your windows at mid-day, perhaps Solar Shades are for you. The options are almost limitless when it comes to customizing these versatile window treatments. We offer a superior customer experience because we believe that choice is everything. We’ll give you the ability to customize your Solar Shades to fit your home

Choosing the Right Window Treatment Hardware

Your curtains or drapes are never complete without the correct window treatment hardware. 3 Day Blinds has a plethora of design and finish options for decorative hardware. A design consultant can help you select one that compliments your home.

Choose from Custom Wrought Iron, Custom Wood, or Adjustable Metal.

Decorative hardware for your window treatments

 

Custom Wrought Iron Collection

Choose from a variety of finishes including Matte Black, Pewter, Rustica, and Oil Rubbed BronzeModern and decorative hardware - wrought iron

 

Custom Wood Collection

We have different types of wood to match your furniture and window treatments. Our Wood Hardware Collection comes in white, leather, and mahogany.Beautiful decorative hardware  - wood rods

 

Contemporary Metal Collection

Our adjustable metal hardware comes in Matte Black, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Burnished Copper, and Brushed NickelModern hardware for your window treatments

 

Our Decorative Hardware is:
• The ideal way to hang custom curtains and drapes
•  Make a design statement, from classic to contemporary
• Match existing wood or metal finishes in your room

 

3 Day Blinds can customize window treatments for every window, even the truly unique ones. If you need a bay window curtain rod, or decorative hardware for other specialty shapes, our design consultants can help you choose the right design.

Replacements

Good news, 3 Day Blinds now has an online ordering option. If you need a replacement part, visit 3dayblinds.comFind everything all in one place with detailed parts list for each type of product.

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Act now to take advantage of our free in-home design consultation to see how custom Decorative Hardware by 3 Day Blinds can enhance your home!

 

How to Clean Your Window Treatments

Choosing the right window treatment is an emotional decision as well as a financial investment. You thought long and hard before making your selection. Now that you have those perfect drapes, shutters, blinds, or shades in your home, its time to read up on how to maintain the beauty of your custom window treatments for years to come. Learn how to clean your blinds, shades, and drapes.

How to Clean Your Window Treatments by 3 Day Blinds

Benefits

Window treatments are more than just for decoration. By caring for your window treatments, they will not only look better, they will help you prevent health problems and protect your belongings. Did you know that window treatments help protect your furniture, flooring, and accessories from damage caused by sunlight? Without the proper care, dust and dirt can build up causing allergies and respiratory issues. By regularly cleaning your window treatments, you can cut down on household allergens and extend the life of your investment. Follow these steps to maintain the beauty of your custom 3 Day Blinds window treatments for years to come.

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• Dust regularly with lambswool or feather duster.
• Carefully vacuum periodically with the brush attachment.

 

How to Clean Blinds

There are several types of blinds and many of them require different procedures for cleaning. Find out how to clean your blinds by the types listed below.

Horizontal Metal, Wood and Faux Wood Blinds

• Use wood dusting spray and wipe dry.
• Rub with a dryer sheet to slow down dust collection.

Honeycomb blinds, Sheer Vertical Blinds & Flexcell Honeycomb Blinds

• Use a hair dryer on the COOL or WARM setting to blow dust out of the channels.
• Wash vertical fabric casings on Sheer Vertical Blinds in the washing machine on the gentle cycle and immediately re-hang on the window treatment with towel beneath.
• Do not place in dryer.
• Always spot test a non-prominent small area first for Flexcell Honeycomb Blinds and Sheer Vertical Blinds.
• Clean with damp cloth and mild detergent for Honeycomb Blinds and Sheet Vertical Blinds.

 

How to Clean Shades

Many shades can be cleaned similar to the cleaning methods listed for blinds. Follow these cleaning procedures for your honeycomb and horizontal sheer shades.

Honeycomb & Horizontal Sheer Shades

• Use a hair dryer on the COOL or WARM setting to blow dust out of the channels of your shades.
• Always spot test a non -prominent small area first.
• Clean with damp cloth and mild detergent.
• Do not place in dryer.

 

How to Clean Curtains & Drapes:

• Dry clean only.

 

Don’t overlook your window treatments when cleaning your home. Our window treatments are made to last. Make your 3 Day Blinds window treatments look new again with the proper care and upkeep.

For more cleaning tips, visit 3dayblinds.com

Using Marsala in Your Home

Interior designers around the world were excited when color authority Pantone revealed its 2015 Color of the Year.  As its name would suggest, “Marsala” can be described as a rich, wine color. We should expect to see Marsala frequently on the runways and in home decor throughout the year.

You don’t need a complete design makeover to give your room a little pizzazz. Pantone’s Color of the Year works great with just about every color scheme. Start out simple with some centerpieces, rugs, or even  window treatments to refresh your interior space. Curtains are an easy way to add that pop of color, but don’t take our word for it. Check out these fabulous home decor designs for inspiration on how to use Marsala.

Marsala as an Accent 

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These carefully chosen pillows add just the right amount of color and keep the room feeling light and open. Go a step further and add some tastefully placed window treatments to block out the mid day sun. If you are looking for a splash of color, Marsala’s earthy tone adds a nice contrast in any room.

Lamps, rugs, chairs, curtains, and even a table centerpiece can add that extra finishing touch to your space. Try out some fun accent centerpieces.

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A bold accent wall or window treatments keep a room from looking stark and uninviting. Give your space a modern twist with a dark colored accent wall or drapes.

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As a Contrast 

As a rich, bold color, Marsala certainly makes a statement when set in contrast to a white backdrop.  If you want a complete design makeover, here are some artistically designed spaces using Pantone’s Color of the Year.

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As a Compliment

We think Marsala works as a nice compliment and brightens up the room. Consider a multicolored rug, or custom shades.

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The possibilities are nearly endless because this shade is so versatile. Start out with some accent curtains, a valance or custom shades to add visual warmth to your home.

How will you use Marsala this year?