This type of shade comes in a wide range of fabrics and is said to be the most energy-efficient shade available. Its R-value ranges from about 2.0 to 5.0. The efficiency of the cellular shade is largely determined by the fabric type. This includes single cell and double cell shades. It is important to note that double cell fabrics will provide a higher R-value than single cell shades.
Shutters, also known as plantation shutters, are the middle of the road. Their R-value ranges from 2.77 to sometimes as much as 4.0. Your options with shutters are wood and vinyl. Wood shutters may provide a warmer look for your home, but vinyl shutters will generally provide greater energy efficiency.
There are a number of options when considering blinds: wood, faux wood, aluminum; and there are horizontal and vertical blinds with varying sizes of slats as well. Typically horizontal blinds average around 2.5 for their R-value. Again, the type of material you choose will determine to a large extent the R-value.
While these have the lowest R-value range at around 1.3 to 1.8, the roller shades do give you a wide variety of options. You can choose from decorative, solar screen, blackout, or light-filtering shades. As with the cellular shades and plantation shutters, the R-value of each roller shade style depends on the composition of the material.
Window treatments can be one of greatest investments for energy efficiency in your home. If you are considering replacing your window treatments and would like more information on the energy saving benefits of blinds, shades, and shutters for your Prescott home, contact Made in the Shade at 928-308-9998. We can help you find the right window coverings for your home by bringing the showroom to you! Learn more and visit our gallery at http://www.mitsyavapai.com.