Compare our energy efficiency against other window treatments...

EcoSmartTM Shades are so energy efficient that they pay for themselves in less than three years in Vermont in a house without air conditioning. Add air condition costs, and they pay for themselves in less than 2 years. In parts of the country where heating and cooling costs are greater the savings will be greater. More...

 

1" mini
 blinds

vertical blinds*

pleated shades

EcoSmart Shades

Energy Efficiency

3

3

4

8

R-Factor

2.3

2.3

2.5

4.6

Cleanability

3

7

5

7

Durability

3

6

6

9

Ease in Operation

6

5

7

7

Light Control

8

8

6

5

Room Darkening

3

5

6

9

Overall Product Rating

4

6

6

8

 

CrystalpleatTM Facets

ApplauseTM

DuetteTM Classic

EcoSmartT M

R-Factor

3.3

3.5

3.5

4.6

Polyester Fabric

spun-laced

bonded

bonded

bonded

Color To Outside

white

white

white

white

Cord Lock Operation

outward pull

outward pull

outward pull

inward  pull

Design Selection

3

4

6

8

Cord Lock

3

6

6

9

Maintenance

3

6

7

9

Ease of Repair

4

7

7

9

Bracket System

4

7

7

9

Durability

3

5

7

9

Overall Rating

3

6

7

9

* mid-price fabric

Evaluative Ratings (10 = perfect)

Applause and Duette are trademarks owned by Hunter Douglas, Crystalpleat is a trademark owned by Graber.  Evaluative ratings are subjective. R-value ratings are actual published ratings.

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