How to prevent ice buildup on your windows

When it comes to having a comfortable and appealing home, windows are very important. They bring light into our lives, this is especially important during winter months where natural light is difficult to come by. There’s one unfortunate caveat when it comes to having windows, they let cold air into your home.

In the wintertime, have you noticed that ice can build up on your windows? If you live in a colder area, you’ve likely dealt with frozen condensation. In addition to this, heat will also escape through your home’s untreated windows. Take a look at the image below, you’ll see that the heat escapes, lowering the temperature and creating a convection current.

Prevent ice buildup on your window with cellular shades!

The image above depicts warm air rising from your home’s heater then moving along the ceiling towards the cold window. Once this warm air hits your untreated window, it becomes cold causing it to drop down into the room. Convection currents are not only uncomfortable but incredibly expensive! 

When you decide to treat your windows with cellular window shades, they’ll keep you warm and comfortable during cold cumbersome winter months! In addition to this, you’ll see significant savings on your energy bill by creating a barrier between the warm air inside your room and the frigid icy and cold temperatures on your window’s glass. Believe it or not, you can lower your thermostat while remaining warm!

Heat always rises and exits via glass surfaces, making your heater run long more often. The next time it's cold outside, touch your windows. Can you feel that draft the closer you get towards the window? Just the thought of this makes us cold and uncomfortable! 

How do cellular and honeycomb shades block the drafts?

Cellular shades are comprised of “honeycombs.” Honeycombs create air pockets that trap in the cold air and prevent it from coming into your room. Unlike foreign-made cellular fabric that is used throughout the industry, the cellular fabric that we use is made in America out of a strongly bonded polyester material. The material we use to manufacturer our shades will lessen air filtration through the cellular shade.

When it’s sunny outside, you want to open up your shades to gain heat from the sun’s UV rays. This type of heat gain is what some passive-house builders use to warm up their homes. Closing the shades at night will trap the heat, keeping temperatures in the room warm and cozy.

What type of shade options should I choose?

In addition to providing our customers with insulating cellular window treatments, we also have the energy-saving side track system. This energy-saving sidetrack system will increase the insulating properties of your window treatments. It does this by blocking up a small gap that’s between the shade and window’s frame.

The most insulating fabric that we have within our product line is our double cell blackout shades. When you combine this fabric with our energy saving sidetrack system, it’s hard to beat the insulating properties that it provides!

If you don’t want complete darkness inside of your home, consider our light filtering fabric with sidetracks. These shades will help allow you to take advantage of natural light flowing through your home!

Where Else Does Heat Escape from Your Home?

Additional things you can do to insulate you open skylight windows with our cellular window treatments. Like we’ve mentioned before, heat rises, with our cellular skylight treatments they will eventually pay for themselves because of the energy savings that they provide you!  

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