2016 Federal Tax Credit Opportunity on Select Hunter Douglas Window Shades

Federal Tax Credit for Shades

Hunter Douglas Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades

At Windo VanGo here in the Baltimore area, we’re pleased to announce some great news! Federal tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements are back. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, which gave federal tax credits on select energy-efficient products, have been reinstated for 2016.Continue Reading

Reinvented Roller Shades

Designer Roller Shades in the Breakfast Nook

Designer Roller Shades in the Breakfast Nook

The roller shade has been around for years and will continue to be around for many more. This is a window treatment option that will never go out of style and can easily match any décor. At Windo VanGo serving the greater Baltimore MD area, we’ll be happy to show you the benefits.Continue Reading

How to Select the Right Window Coverings for Your Pet

Luminette® Privacy Sheers in the Family Room

Luminette® Privacy Sheers in the Family Room

Selecting new window coverings for your home can be daunting by itself. Add cats and dogs into the mix, and now your design choices become a bit more complicated. For homeowners with pets, there are a variety of window coverings that are obviously better than others. Hunter Douglas, the leader in window fashions innovation, believes you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for safety. In fact, they take child and pet safety very seriously—from design to operating systems. If you have questions about what might be best for your pet, speak with a trained professional at Windo VanGo serving Baltimore.Continue Reading

What Window Treatments Are Best to Cover Specialty Shaped Window?

Specialty Shaped Window Treatments

Nantucket™ Arched Window Shadings in the Living Room

Not all windows are the same. They come in numerous shapes and sizes. New home construction tends to incorporate these “odd” shaped windows into its architectural design for beauty and uniqueness, but rarely do designers take into consideration how to cover them. That is where Windo VanGo serving the greater Baltimore area plays a key role. We’ll help you determine which blinds, shades, shutters, or draperies will work and perform to your specific needs and desires.Continue Reading

Awnings & Outdoor Shades for Your Home

Designer Screen Shades

Designer Screen Shades

Want to get more from your outdoor living space? Consider awnings, which can be both decorative and functional. They can add style and color to your deck and patio while also providing shade to make entertaining outside more comfortable and enjoyable. If you’re thinking of adding an awning or outdoor screen shades to your outdoor-living space, talk to a trained consultant at Windo VanGo in Baltimore. We can help you choose just the right product for your home.Continue Reading

Intelligent, Motorized Window Treatments Simplify Life!

Hunter Douglas PowerView™ Motorization System

Hunter Douglas PowerView™ Motorization System

Window treatment motorization has made many vast improvements in the recent years, simplifying life and providing a level of security to homeowners. The Hunter Douglas motorization system, PowerView™, is available on virtually any window treatment. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of motorization, speak with a trained professional at Windo VanGo in Baltimore. We’ll be happy to help.Continue Reading

Window Treatments Aren’t Just for the Inside

Designer Screen Shades

Designer Screen Shades

If you’re like many of us, you want to make the most of all of the space your home offers, including not just the rooms under the roof, but the spaces that might be partially—or even all—outside. You might be thrilled to know that there are blinds and shades that are good for enclosing patios and even balconies, such as the patio shade line from Hunter Douglas. If you’re interested in learning more about how to make the most of your outside space, speak with a trained professional at Windo VanGo serving Baltimore. We’ll be happy to help you find the right product to extend the usefulness of your home’s space.Continue Reading

Roller Shades Never Go out of Style In Baltimore MD

Designer Roller Shade

Designer Roller Shade

Roller shades have withstood the test of time and are still very popular. Many years ago, all we had were the roller shades that came in a heavy vinyl material for room darkening or a softer fabric for diffused light or the old and still attractive sheer curtains. Those were our options! When the pleated shades came into the market, it was a game changer, but the roller shade just kept getting better. It is still a great choice for many windows in many homes.

Save on Energy Costs

Are you aware that an untreated window can lose up to 50% of your home’s heating and cooling energy? It literally goes out the window! You may not want to cover your windows and lose the view, but covering them at least at night and or during very sunny days in the summer can help make your windows more energy-efficient. Your windows should be treated as a function first and then the softer side of draperies can be added.

Any shades or blinds that carry a vertical line can be pulled up and totally disappear under a valance or blend into the woodwork. Blinds and or shades have been designed to reduce the amount of solar heat that passes through the window. It is referred to as the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC). If you don’t have any treatments, you might want to consider a Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shade. They come in many different colors and textures that will not only enhance your window but also insulate it, keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.Continue Reading

Faux Wood Blinds – The Hunter Douglas EverWood Collection

Everwood® Faux Wood Blinds

Everwood® Faux Wood Blinds

Wood blinds are a classic style that many people admire, but the price point can be a bit daunting. So at Windo VanGo serving the greater Baltimore area, we’re pleased to offer the EverWood®  Collection from Hunter Douglas. With the look and feel of real wood blinds, EverWoods provide a great alternative.Continue Reading

Room-Darkening and Blackout Are Different

At Windo VanGo here in the greater Baltimore area, we often have customers confuse “room-darkening” for “blackout.” It’s important to know that they are actually different. If you are looking for complete darkness for a room, only “blackout” will give it to you.

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