Window treatments in Winnipeg Manitoba

Enhancing a Room’s Design with Window Treatments

If you’ve recently installed or replaced the windows in your Winnipeg home, then your next task is to accessorize with the right window treatments. AWD Specialists of windows and doors, can assist with picking out the right window treatments to enhance your room and windows in Winnipeg.

The type of window treatment you choose is going to have a significant impact on how the room looks, on how comfortable it is to spend time in, and how functional it is. The right window treatment can even save you money on heating and cooling costs. There are a variety of window treatments available for your Winnipeg windows and doors.

Roller and solar shades are a fantastic window treatment option for living spaces. A living room or a family room with big windows can benefit greatly from beautiful roller and solar shades which can be easily opened for a lot of sunlight, but which can also be closed for privacy while still allowing light to filter though.

Other rooms in your home, such as the bathrooms, have a much more stringent requirement for privacy. Roller shades and cellular shades, which can be pulled down to cover a window from top to bottom will allow plenty of light through but don’t allow you to be seen.

Made of heavier fabrics than curtains, draperies are often used to accessorize bedroom windows because they offer a higher level of privacy while evoking a softer and more intimate feel. Though they still allow light through, they filter out more light than curtains and so are much better suited for rooms that are slept in.

Some people prefer to completely block light from coming through the windows and doors of their Winnipeg bedrooms when sleeping, and choose blackout curtains instead. Shutters, which come in a variety of materials to match your taste and style, are also a good option for encouraging sleep and relaxation while maximizing bedroom privacy.

Window treatments aren’t valuable solely for their design elements, but for their energy-saving benefits as well. Winnipeg home windows are responsible for the loss of much a home’s heating and cooling energy. The right treatments will help you cool less in the summer and heat less in the winter.

Draperies, curtains, shutters, and shades can all be closed to prevent the exchange of hot or cold air between your home and the outside. You can also opt for darker, warmer fabrics in the winter time to capture the sun’s energy and lighter, cooler fabrics in the summer time to deflect it away.

At AWD Specialists, we have a large selection of window treatments for all of your needs. We’ll find the right solution to accommodate all of your preferences when it comes to design, privacy, light, and improving the energy-efficiency of your home.

To get in touch with the experts of windows and doors in Winnipeg from AWD Specialists, you can quickly and easily book an estimate online.

Replacing old Windows and Doors in Winnipeg Manitoba

Important Tips to Know Before Replacing Old Windows and Doors

Most people don’t give much thought to calling Winnipeg window companies until the windows and doors of their Winnipeg home are showing signs that it’s time for a replacement. If you have decided to embark on a window or door replacement project, then we’ve got some important tips you can trust from the Winnipeg window and door replacement experts at AWD Specialists.

Warning Signs That Your Doors and Windows Need Replacement

When starting on a home renovation, how do you know if your windows and doors should be replaced or if they’re fine left alone for now? Even if you don’t have a renovation planned, sometimes windows and doors have simply seen too much wear and tear.

Here are some warning signs that it’s time for a new window or door installation in your Winnipeg home:

  • There are visible signs of damage and deterioration.
  • Your windows or doors are difficult to open and close.
  • You can feel drafts around your windows or doors.
  • Your energy bills have been rising and you’ve ruled out other causes.
  • Noise from outside seems to have an easy time getting inside.
  • You can no longer find replacement parts because they have been discontinued.
  • Your windows or doors take away from your home’s curbside appeal.
  • Your windows do a bad job at keeping out UV rays, which contributes to fading carpet and furniture treatments.
  • Your windows and doors are becoming more difficult to clean with each passing season.

Before Replacement, Consider Your Options

If you’re thinking or replacement for your Winnipeg home’s windows, doors, or both, then you should know that you don’t have to stick to the same old windows and doors you’ve always had. Now is the perfect time to consider new window and door types, colours, styles, and functionality.

Take the time to think about what you liked about your old windows and doors and what you didn’t. Consider whether energy-efficiency is important for you, as that could affect the type of windows and doors you choose next.

Do you have a picture window where you’d rather have a vertical or horizontal slider, or perhaps an awning window where a casement window would be better suited? Now is the time to make the change. Patio doors, entry doors, and garden doors can be even further customized to your personal tastes and needs.

Replacement Windows and Doors in Winnipeg

AWD Specialists is a Winnipeg window and door replacement and installation company that has been helping homeowners create their dream homes since 2001. Our focus on windows and doors allows us to supply the best possible products and workmanship to our clients.

Whether you are thinking of new window installation, new door installation, or perhaps even both, AWD Specialists is committed to providing you with the best options for your unique needs and wants.

All you have to do to get started is contact AWD Specialists and book an estimate for a day and time that works for you.