Why Should You Choose Cordless Blinds?

Blinds are an exceptional way to bring flair to a room and offer lots of lighting flexibility, but they can often be a hassle to manipulate and manage. At Nu-View we’ve recently seen an increase in the popularity of cordless shades and blinds, no doubt due to their many benefits over traditional blinds. Below are some of the benefits that matter most to our customers, and may be important for you!

Looks

Many customers enjoy the clean look of cordless blinds over typical corded ones. The loss of the hanging cord on one side of every window allows for a much cleaner silhouette, and it really helps preserve the uninterrupted view of larger windows. Plus, many of the newer cordless options have very sleek modern designs, which are becoming increasingly popular. If you value style above all else, cordless options are practically a must.

Convenience

You might be wondering, if there isn’t a cord then how do you actually manipulate the shades? There are a variety of different mechanisms that have sprung up to replace the tired cord system. Some shades use spring tension, similarly to pull down projector screens. Others rely on locking bolts in the bottom bar of the shade, raise or lower it to the height you desire and then push in a small button to lock the shades in place. Whatever cordless blind you decide on, you can bet it will be easy to use and you won’t have to worry about any cord tangling.

Safety

This is the biggest factor for many customers, especially those with pets and young children. Cords have been a safety hazard of blinds since their invention, snaring curious hands and heads and resulting in injury and occasionally death. For parents concerned about the safety of their children, cordless options are a great way to completely bypass any danger. 

To learn more about Nu-View Custom Window Treatments and our professional window services, call 708-989-1180 or contact us online today!

Care for Your Shutters With These 5 Easy Tips

Shutters are a great window treatment option for blocking the light and enhancing the look of your home decor. However, dusty and grimy shutters can have the opposite effect. Caring for your shutters keeps them looking aesthetic. Luckily it’s easy to care for your shutters with a few easy steps, here are some tips to help you get started. 

Use the Right Cleaning Products 

Shutters can vary in make and material, from vinyl and aluminum to wood and real wood, to name just a few. Some cleaning products can cause unwanted effects if used on certain types of materials so make sure to do a little bit of research beforehand. 

Regularly Wipe Away Dust

The best way to maintain your shutters is actually one of the easiest. To keep your shutters looking new, all you really have to do is regularly wipe off the dust. Use a clean cotton cloth or microfiber cloth to wipe between the individual slats of your shutters. You can also use a damp cloth to help remove dirt buildup.

Increase Dust Resistance

A simple trick for keeping your shutters dust-free is to give it a wipe with a dryer sheet after each dusting. The anti-static properties of the dryer sheet will help repel dust and lead to fewer cleanings. You can also use a cloth sprayed with anti-static spray, which is perfect for aluminum, vinyl, painted wood, and faux wood shutters. 

Since 1986, Nu-View Custom Window Treatments has provided the Chicago metropolitan  area and upper Midwest with attractive and affordable window treatments. We provide full warranties for all our products. Trust in Nu-View Custom Window Treatments, Inc. to provide affordable and beautiful set of window treatments with quality, professional service. Contact us today at 800-244-6981.

Beat the Heat & Save Money with Window Treatments

While window treatments can heighten your home’s sense of character and personality, they can do so much more. With a little forethought, your window treatments can help you beat the heat, too! Go about it the right way, and you’ll be living in coolness and comfort while saving some money, too!

At Nu View Custom Window Treatments, we’re happy to help customers find the perfect accents for their home. Saving theme extra money in the long run is an added bonus! According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), more than 76% percent of the hot summer sun that shines through your windows becomes heat. Choosing energy efficient window treatments like blinds and solar window shades can go a long way towards minimizing your energy bills.

Blinds

Both vertical and horizontal window blinds are particularly effective at cutting down the heat gain your windows may let in during the summer months. Although you may balk at the idea of closing your blinds during the day – after all, who doesn’t love sunny weather? – you can adjust horizontal slat-type blinds to reflect sunlight onto ceilings painted with light colors. This helps the light diffuse throughout the interior of your home without adding to troublesome glare or heat.

Shades

Almost any type of window shade is effective for reducing heat gain from sunlight, given that they are not just for decoration. Interior shades, exterior shades, solar shades, pleated shades – all of these can effectively reduce heat gain and save on cooling costs. Heavier fabrics and more opaque materials will naturally be better for this purpose. This goes without mentioning the added privacy, security, and window protection shades can provide!

Ready to conquer the summer heat and slash your energy bills? Discover how Nu View Custom Window Treatments can serve you today! To learn more, contact us online or call us at 1-800-244-6981 now.

3 Simple Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

Summer is fast approaching and that means your energy bill is going to go up. However, keeping cool this summer is easier and more affordable than you think. These clever tips can help slash your cooling bill while keeping you comfortable.

Turn on a Fan

Simultaneously running a fan along with your air conditioner is another great cost effective way to lower your cooling fees. Fans can help your house feel cooler by evaporating sweat and moving heat away from your body, which can make it feel up to six to seven degrees cooler when combined with an air conditioning unit. This allows your air conditioner to be more effective and lets you get away with running the unit at a higher temperature.

Avoid the Kitchen

Your appliances can contribute a lot to the temperature inside your home. If you wish to greatly reduce indoor heat during the summer, then avoiding the use of kitchen appliances such as a stove or oven can definitely help. Cooking outside on the grill, eating cool foods like salads or wraps, and ordering delivery/takeout can make your house feel much cooler.

Block the Sun with Window Treatments

The most effective way to save money on cooling costs is to install the right window treatments. The proper window treatments can prevent heat from getting into your apartment in the first place by blocking sunlight from entering through your windows. It’s possible for window treatments to reduce heat gain in your house by up to 45%, which saves you money on your cooling bill every year.

To optimize the effectiveness of window treatments, hang shades, blinds, and other window treatments as close to your windows as possible

Since 1986, Nu-View Custom Window Treatments has provided the Chicago metropolitan  area and upper Midwest with attractive and affordable window treatments. We provide full warranties for all our products. Trust in Nu-View Custom Window Treatments, Inc. to provide affordable and beautiful set of window treatments with quality, professional service. Contact us today at 800-244-6981.