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Choosing Energy Efficient Window Treatments

When you live in a place with a seasonal climate like Michigan, you need a window treatment that can keep up with the changes. When choosing your next window treatment, there are several options you can explore for maximizing energy efficiency, including the style of window treatment (like cellular shades, blinds, drapery, and more) as well as adding motorization to help you take advantage of natural fluxes in the temperature and lighting throughout the day. At The Shade Shop, we know these options can seem overwhelming at times, which is why we’ve decided to highlight some of our favorite options for energy efficient window treatment here to help guide you in the right direction. We proudly carry several Hunter Douglas window treatment fashions that are prefect for the next addition to your energy efficient home. Let’s take a closer look at some of our favorites!

Window treatments near Grand Rapids, Michigan (MI), that offer energy efficient properties.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades

These luxurious cellular shades feature a unique honeycomb design, which takes the energy efficient construction of typical cell shades and revamps it with a layered cell. Duette® is built to handle both warm and cold climates. Windows can be responsible for up to 30% of your home’s energy losses, but the Duette® honeycomb design traps air that flows between your home’s interior and exterior. This creates a buffer that better regulates the temperature in your home. Duette® offers several specialty shapes and sizes, making it easy to put these on every window in your home. Duette® Vertiglide™ allows you to mount these energy efficient shades to sliding doors so those massive, inefficient spaces become stylish and secured. The LightLock™ side channel design seals out unwanted sunlight, keeping your room dark and cool. This is especially great for hot summers where you want to keep out as much sun as possible that would otherwise heat up your home. Choose from an array of beautiful fabric patterns, textures, and colors with The Alustra® Collection.

Solera® Soft Shades

These stunning shades combine the best of cellular shades and Roman shades for a classic look that lowers your heating and cooling expenses. These cordless shades are a great option for homes with children or pets. The cellular shape traps air for seeping out, better regulating the temperature inside of your home. With Top-Down/Bottom-Up control, you can easily adjust the positioning of your shades for precise light control while still protecting your privacy. The Solera® fabric collection features both woven and non-woven textures for all of your interior décor needs, including bold colors and subtle patterns that add visual interest to any space.

PowerView® Automation

Enhance your window treatment with PowerView® Automation and maximize your home’s energy efficiency. With PowerView® Automation, your shades can be controlled with the PowerView® smartphone app. You can program your shades to open and close on a schedule you set, which is perfect for keeping your home protected for extended sunlight in the summer months and maximizing warmth in the winter months. Operate your shades with your voice through Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, or Google Assistant. Your windows are always in reach with the PowerView® App, even if you’re far from home.


We’re locally owned and located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Contact us today to speak with one of our friendly consultants, or make an appointment to come see these energy efficient shades in action at our showroom. We proudly service Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and the entire West Michigan area.