August 12, 2011

Form and Function: Window Treatments That Filter Natural Light

Your window treatments are an important part of your home’s interior design and should fit your aesthetic preferences. However, they also serve a valuable functional purpose, as they provide privacy while controlling the amount of sunlight that enters each room in your home. Window treatments that provide light control can help your home’s energy efficiency, but perhaps more importantly, they can protect your furniture, flooring, and wall art against UV sunlight damage.

At Hirshfield’s Window Fashions, we offer a variety of window coverings that are designed to provide the light control your home needs. We’ve partnered with one of the most trusted names in window coverings—Hunter Douglas—and carry an array of products made from fabrics that can filter out 99% of harmful UV rays while in the closed position. Many Hunter Douglas UV window treatments, including Silhouette® window shadings and Luminette® Privacy Sheers, also filter out as much as 86% of harmful UV rays in the open-vane position.

Hunter Douglas Silhouette®

Silhouette® window treatments transform sunlight into beauty. Suspended between two sheers, the fabric vanes offer precise lighting control. When fully raised, Silhouette® shades disappear into the fabric-covered headrail. You can select from 2-, 3-, and 4-inch vanes as well as several different fabric options.

Hunter Douglas Silhouette | Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas Luminette®

Luminette® Privacy Sheers are available in an array of fashionable fabrics and colors and provide precise light control with translucent or room-darkening vane opacity options. Soft face fabric is permanently bonded to fabric vanes, offering full view-through and discreet privacy. The face fabric diffuses sunlight entering a room, reducing the need for interior lighting.

Hunter Douglas Luminette | Hunter Douglas

Offering a Large Selection of Hunter Douglas Window Treatments

Hunter Douglas window fashions are available at Hirshfield’s Window Fashions, where you’ll find window treatment experts who not only have tons of experience but also a love for home fashions. Hirshfield’s experts pride themselves on listening and paying particular attention to your personal tastes, color preferences, and space requirements. Many of our designers have completed Window Fashions Certified Professionals training—a comprehensive accreditation program designed to provide a higher level of understanding about the window covering industry.

We’re a family-owned window treatment company that has been providing home design solutions since 1894—yes, you read that right! When you select us for your window treatment design and installation project, our technicians will ensure that the job is done right the first time. And to give you added peace of mind about your investment, we’ll back your window treatments with generous warranty protection.

Partner With the Experienced Window Treatment Professionals

No one has more Hunter Douglas window fashion showrooms than Hirshfield’s Window Fashions. Our showrooms can be found throughout the Midwest—we have locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Iowa—so the assistance you need isn’t far away. If you’d like to learn more about our product options, contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and provide a free project estimate.

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I have come to rely on the staff at Hirshfield’s Design Resource for their fabulous customer service and variety of products. The service is always friendly, timely and professional.

As a designer, their advice on window treatments is forever appreciated, and they are always able to show me something new in the displays and samples. They provide quick and accurate estimates, measurements and suggestions when I am struggling with a budget. The final product and installation has been nothing but flawless on every project.

I truly value what they continue to bring to our design community!

Pamela Kilian
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Want to give a shout out to Madi. Madi took a pretty awful experience and made it right for us. We had ordered cordless blinds and over half of them did not work right or hang right. Madi helped us return all the blinds and reordered a new product for us which we are very happy with. Madi was persistent in helping us get the issues we experience resolved.

She is always so warm and friendly and definitely puts her customers first. Thanks Madi you are a gem! Also want to add that my overall experience with Hirshfield's in St. Cloud has been an excellent experience. They made things right and put their customers first!

Kim Kaluza

Greg is amazing! We have worked with him throughout the years on both existing homes and new builds and we could not be happier. One of the things I appreciate about Greg is that he gets us to really think about how we will use our space, not just now but in the future when the kids get older. This has honestly has saved us from making some pretty big design mistakes. Finding durable fabrics and pieces is important to us while we have a preschooler running around, yet on the other hand, our teens have a different use for the space.

He is able to make it all work together seamlessly by understanding the space and its function. He has a fresh and distinctive feel to his work and builds in a variety of styles. I HIGHLY recommend working with Greg out of the gate, you will not be sorry. I honestly don't know what we do without his help;)

Kim Strout
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