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Picking Up the Pieces After a Flood

Dealing with serious flood damage at home is not the end of the world. And most importantly, it does not have to cost you an arm and a leg to get your home back into living condition again. In fact, you may find (like I did) that recovering from a flood gives you an opportunity to improve the look and feel of your home overall, and even to implement design options that increase the value of your property. I spent about a year fixing up my place after a pipe exploded while I was on vacation, and literally ruined everything inside from the flooring and walls, to my photos and important paperwork. So, I figured I could help others "pick up the pieces" and create a bigger ad better lifestyle at home by turning a flood situation into an opportunity, instead of dealing with it like a crisis.

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Three Window Treatments That Can Help Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

by Scott Gordon

If you want your home to be more energy efficient, many improvements can be done to windows and doors. Some of the improvements include replacing the windows entirely. This may not always be possible, or you may have already had your windows replaced. Window treatments can be another great way to add energy efficiency to your home:

1. Using Curtains And Wind Shades To Give Windows Insulation

If you want to have more energy efficiency with the windows and doors in your home, simply adding curtains can be a great help. You may want to have different curtains for the different seasons. During the winter months, you can use a thinner curtain that will allow light through. In the summer months, you may want to use a thicker curtain that will help to provide your windows with more insulation and stop cold drafts that come from the windows. There are also insulating shades that can help to make your windows more energy efficient.

2. Adding Custom Window Shutters To Help Control Natural Lighting 

Shutters can also be a great addition to your home. They can help you save energy by reducing light and heat gain. The addition of shutters can also provide you with a way to control natural lighting in your home. This can be great for main living spaces, as well as areas like living rooms or home theaters where you want to be able to reduce lighting that comes in through windows. The shutters can also help provide your home with storm protection.

3. Using Window Films To Reduce Glare With Natural Lighting 

Window films can also be used to improve energy efficiency in your home. Window films can be clear and reduce UV radiation in your home. This can be good for windows that cannot be replaced. It can also be tinted and help to reduce glare from direct sunlight for areas like home offices and living rooms.  Another benefit of window film is that it can make windows shatter resistant, making your home safer.  This can provide you with storm protection and make your home more secure.

Window treatments can be a great way to improve the energy efficiency of any windows. The addition of shutters can also help to provide your home with storm protection and a good way to control natural lighting. If you want to have shutters installed on your home, contact a custom shutter service to get the help you need.

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