Do you have the right window coverings? If you want to cringe every time you walk into your living room and see the out-of-date curtains, it may be time to update to beautiful new blinds! But enhancing the look of your home isn’t the only benefit the right window coverings can provide!
If you are on the fence about faux wood blinds, we can give you a few reasons why they may be the perfect solution for your home.
Affordability that Doesn’t Compromise Aesthetics
Wood blinds have unparalleled warmth and beauty, but there are wonderful alternatives available. Faux wood blinds are a cost-effective, beautiful solution for any home. They look like real wood without the high price tag. Keep in mind that some retailers sell a foam product that warps and yellows over time. Natural wood blinds also suffer from this drawback when exposed to direct sunlight. Because of this, make sure you buy faux wood blinds rated with 100 percent UV protection.
Longevity & Low Maintenance
Constructed from the highest quality synthetic materials, faux wood blinds are made to last. Look for blinds with good warranties that support their quality craftsmanship. Homeowners often select faux wood for bathroom windows because this material resists warping in high moisture environments better than real wood. An anti-static feature also helps prevent excessive dust from collecting on the blinds, reducing the time you need to spend with that feather duster.
Energy efficiency is high on the priority list of many homeowners. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an average home’s windows account for almost 50 percent of annual heat gain or loss—adding to the workload carried by your HVAC systems. Faux wood blinds allow you to monitor how much of the sun’s energy enters your home, helping reduce utility bills while increasing “free” solar heating during winter.
Environmentally Friendly Characteristics
Since faux wood blinds use less wood than their real counterparts, fewer trees need to be cut down for their production. The durability of faux blinds also means you’ll reduce the amount of waste thrown into our landfills. Also, many faux wood blinds are made from specially-formulated materials that can again be recycled.
How Faux Wood Blinds Compare to Other Materials
Faux wood blinds are extremely strong and durable. Unlike wood, they will not warp when exposed to high humidity or moisture, and they are stronger than materials like vinyl. Faux wood is also less expensive than real wood, it is more sustainable, and it offers a finish that mimics real wood.
Contact us online today to learn more about the design and construction of our faux wood blinds.
The Drawbacks of Faux Wood Blinds
Although faux wood blinds can pass quite convincingly for real wood products, a close inspection can reveal the synthetic finish. The finish lacks some of the character of real wood, and if it is damaged, it cannot be sanded and re-stained as wood can.
To learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of our faux wood blinds, call 559-372-2960 today or contact us online.
Visalia, CA Faux Wood Blind Installers
Choosing the right blinds for your California home doesn’t have to be a chore. Let the Broken Drum Insulation of Visalia team help you choose and install beautiful, high-quality faux wood blinds for your home.
Faux Wood Blind FAQs
Do faux wood blinds keep heat in?
The composite structure of the faux wood blinds offers plenty of insulation to keep the heat in and your home cozy during the heating season.
Do faux wood blinds help insulate?
Yes, faux wood blinds offer relatively efficient insulation to help keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer. Combined with insulated windows and complementary window treatments, they can help to keep your heating and cooling costs to a minimum.
Do faux wood blinds block light?
The opaque structure of the blinds can help to control light in any room. They are great for blocking glares, darkening a room, or filtering the light. Or, they can be opened when desired to let the light in, as well as the heat of the sun.
Do you have more questions about our faux wood blinds? Call 559-372-2960 today or contact us online.