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Your Windows are STEALING from YOU!

Outdated windows are costing you SERIOUS cashola!

And replacing those money-sucking vampires is super EXPENSIVE!

Replacing windows in an average 3 bedroom home with 10 windows can cost from $3,500 to $7,500. The cost of window replacement for 10 vinyl windows is an average of $15,955.

The cost of 10 replacement wood windows would be around $19,390.?

YOU and me BOTH!

THIS is what insulating cellular shades will do for you and your home:

  • Cut utility costs
  • Put $100s every year back in your wallet Extra $$ Got your attention?
  • (That’s not all, but we’ll talk about all the other bennies in another blog)
  • SAVE THE EARTH

Ok, talking averages here, it costs about $1,300 to heat an American home each year. Personally, my monthly propane bill was $220….add that up! $2640 a YEAR!! Whhhhhhhhhhaaaa? Insanity.

Our shades will actually pay you back (unlike your teenager).

HOW? You ask? They are SO energy efficient!!

Did you know that 10-25% of your heating costs are wasted when heat leaks out of your windows? On average, it costs about $1,300 to heat an American home each year. If you do the math, that’s up to $325 going out your window!

STOP DOING THIS!

EcoSmart Energy-saving cellular shades control drafts to keep temperatures at a constant, so air conditioners and heaters aren’t working so hard to keep the room regulated. You may have heard of it before, but haven’t understood what exactly it stands for. The R-Value is a measure of how well a material’s resistance is to heat flow and how well it resists heat gain or loss. Let’s make it simple, the higher the R-Value your material has the better insulation that you will receive.

Your windows themselves have an R-value. A typical window has an R-value ranging from 0.9 to 3.0. To put this in perspective, the insulation that is used to build a home today has an R-value in the low 40s. Essentially, your window is a hole in the wall!

Visuals are good.

Take a look at this chart explaining how the R-Value of a given cellular shade corresponds to the type of window being covered.

Our shades have a payback period of roughly 5 yrs –they pay YOU BACK! <–read that again, and out loud! Do you know who is working WAY TOO HARD? Our air conditioners and heating systems.

Soooo…let’s give them and us a break. Reduce your energy usage, increase your money savings, make your home an insulating powerhouse and become more eco-friendly with cellular window shades

Truth.

You win more money in your pocket. Your house reduces it’s energy usage. The world wins.

Every cellular shade that leaves our facility is laden with insulating cells that insulate the window to reduce energy consumption during Summer, Winter, and every month in between.

Now let’s CONSERVE SOME ENERGY!

Order your super stylish and world-saving EcoSmart Cellular Shades today!

877-338-9392

Service@ecosmartshades.com

Home Reno BOOM!

“This is all-time highs,” Anderson says. “In terms of like measured history in the United States, this is the, the highest levels of, of home improvement spending we’ve ever seen.” – NPR

Based on weekly homeowner surveys. Approximately 850 owners responded each week, for total response of almost 10,000 homeowner responses over the survey period.
Source: JCHS tabulations of The Farnsworth Group-Home Improvement Research Institute, COVID Home Improvement Impact Tracker, 2020.

“My partner and I, we like to travel quite a bit,” Taylor says, smiling. “We like theater. We like live music. And so that’s how we spend our money. But then suddenly all that stopped, and so, if I can’t travel, I chose to put my energy in the place where I am.”

WAY TO GO WANDA! Photo Courtesy of NPR

Wanda is standing in a newly finished basement with a super comfy den, a pantry and a wet bar and a pantry. She did all of this since the coronavirus pandemic.

Opportunities brought by the pandemic
Homeowners are making progress on their long-overdue “to-do” list of home improvement and renovation projects. Greater than 71% of owners undertaking DIY projects during the pandemic report that they had planned these projects prior to the pandemic.

Most of the DIY projects are relatively simple with their newfound time to sprucing up their home. Painting, wallpapering are most common projects. Quick, with immediate gratification!

And window decor is no different! Re-investing your money back into your home with energy efficient cellular or roller shades has immediate bennies!

Shown Below: Motorized EcoSmart Roller Shades

Shown Below: EcoSmart Cell Shades with Top Down/Bottom Up Operation

“It feels like there’s kind of a big reset happening,” Buhr says. “A lot more people are focusing on their family, their homes, you know, the stuff in our immediate vicinity. People’s bubbles have shrunk.”Courtesy of NPR

Over 3 out of 4 homeowners whom Porch.com surveyed have completed a major project since the start of the COVID pandemic. Homeowners that are younger than 40. are most likely completing projects this year (2020), and >50% of baby boomers have done home improvement work too.

THAT’S A LOT OF WORK! And it’s not just checking off the ‘to-do lists’ , it’s zhushing their homes to sell and upgrade all together.

Here in Vermont the uptick of Real Estate has been INTENSE!

See what happens when people pull together as a community? We become the MOST attractive place to live. Vermont is magical. We knew this before COVID-19. If you have or were thinking about placing your home on the market, now could be a GREAT time to get the ultimate bang for your buck.

We hear it ALL the time. “Do window treatments REALLY increase the value of our home?”

And our answer is unequivocally a resounding “YES!”

Upgrading your window treatments not only LOOKS great, but more importantly adds value to your home, whether you’re putting your home on the market or not.

When reviewing your home with your realtor, be clear about why you’ve selected the window treatments you have. Why? You’ve solved specific problems for the future owners. You’ll look like a hero to the possible buyers.

Homeowners are likely getting extra incentive from the record high amount of home equity they now have. Home prices continue to gain, despite the economic downturn, as demand for housing soars.”Courtesy of CNBC

Our Shade Gurus are here to help YOU decide on what type of EcoSmart Shade is right for you and your home.

service@ecosmartshades.com

877-338-9392