It’s no exaggeration. An astonishing 40% (or more) of a home’s heating and cooling energy escapes through the windows. That means a significant waste of money and valuable energy resources. The right window fashions can reduce energy consumption and save you money. Properly installed Hunter Douglas Duette Architella honeycomb shades can reduce heat flow at the window by 50% or more, and they are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified. These shades will pay for themselves! In today’s economy, sure can’t hurt to have SMART windows. Energy efficiency and beauty…what a great combination!
February 22, 2009
May 14, 2008
When thinking of draperies, I’m often asked the question . ”How do you measure for draperies?” This article will simply explain, the best way to measure for draperies. Before measuring your windows for pleated draperies you must first determine if you want a full view of the glass when your draperies are in an open position. If the answer is yes, and ideally draperies should clear the window, follow these instructions.
Step 1. Measure for the width first. Measure from the outside of the window frame (assuming there is a window frame) on the left to the outside of the window frame on the right. If there is no frame just measures the opening from left side to right to get the width of the window. Take this measurement and add 20% to what ever the measurement is. For example, if you measured 100 wide add 20 to that to totally 120. Then add 12 more inches on to that for overlap (this is were the draperies will meet and overlap in the middle) and return ( this is were the draperies on each side comes to the end of the rod and go back to the wall. Take note of how much space is available on left beyond the frame, then on right beyond the frame. This is the area where your draperies will stack back when they are open.