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When it comes time to look for new window treatments for your home, one of the biggest problems you have might be figuring out what to do with the old ones that you’re taking down. They’re large, they’re bulky, and they’re too faded to sell or even give away. With “no burn” laws in your area, you can’t even get rid of them that way. The only option you have will probably be to stuff them into garbage bags and send them to the landfill, but you hate to do that. You wish you had purchased more eco-friendly window treatments when you got them, but it’s too late for that. All you can do is to make sure that the new window treatments you purchase are greener than the old ones were.

Many window treatment companies are working hard at “going green” by producing products made from recycled materials that can also be recycled again when their years of usefulness are past. These companies are using materials that are eco-friendly and eliminating such substances as PVC and other chemicals from the items they are producing. You can’t tell it by looking at them, either. These eco-friendly window treatments are as stylish and elegant as you could hope for. In fact, many of them are downright beautiful, and you’ll be proud having them in your house.

You will find these new, eco-friendly window coverings made in a variety of different styles. Window blinds are made of wood, faux wood, woven wood, and a variety of recyclable fabrics. You might consider adding solar panels to your rooms. Not only are these shades made of eco-friendly materials, but they also block harmful UV rays, help maintain the temperature in your home, and control glare. Blackout shades are also energy savers that will help keep down your cooling bills in the summer.

If you’d like a look that will fit in with either formal or casual decor and still be eco-friendly, you should check out bamboo shades. Bamboo is an ideal material, because bamboo trees regenerate within just a few years and do not require replanting. In addition, bamboo is an extremely durable material and can be used to create window treatments that are texture-rich and a delight to look at.

You have windows, you need window treatments! Visit coveringyourwindows.com for more tips on Hunter Douglas window treatments and bay window treatments and learn more how to pick the right window covering for your home.

Author: Christopher W Smith
Article Source: EzineArticles.com
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