Picking the right shades for your workplace is a big decision- careful consideration needs to be given to exactly how each work space is used. Decisions ranging from the first impression your window treatments will make on clients, to how they will help your building function, to how they impact productivity, all need to be made.
Here are five important attributes that you should consider when purchasing window treatments for you workplace:
The shades at your commercial space go through a lot. You need them to be able to withstand the test time, while gleaming ascetically for your customers.
2. Low Maintenance
Even the best looking shades can lose their appeal when they haven’t been cleaned properly. When you’re a business owner, time is money. You don’t want to be cleaning your shades every few days, so you need to purchase window treatments that have low maintenance.
We’ve touched on this already, but first impressions matter for your customers. Another benefit you might not have thought about is the impact on your employees. It’s no secret that well maintained offices have positive impact on productivity. Treat your customers and employees right and don’t skimp out on this aspect of your commercial space’s window treatments.
It is important to remember that the window is a big hole in your building envelope and the right window treatment won’t just cover that hole, but will actually insulate that hole which will help lower the cost of running the building.
Light plays an incredibly big role in productivity. Too much light and glare can make computer monitors difficult to read and cause strain on employee’s vision. Too much light in a conference room can make it unusable for things like presentations.
For your workplace, we recommend using cellular window shades and a variety of different treatment types like arch shades and skylight shades based on the shape of your windows. Insulating cellular shades are durable- they can be washed or vacuumed and that will keep them looking new for years to come. Cellular shades are low maintenance- there are no slats to dust or vanes to crack and break. Cellular shades offer clean, sleek lines that complement any décor. Because cellular window shades were designed specifically for energy efficiency they are incredibly effective at keeping office spaces cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Productivity will absolutely be improved with the correct cellular window shades. Light filtering cellular shades filter the light and glare making work spaces more comfortable and blackout shades are perfect for conference rooms. To learn more about our commercial shade options, contact us today at 1 (877) 966-3678 and we can walk you through our window treatment options.