What is an “R-Value?”
An R-value indicates a resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. Still confused? So was I until someone explained R-values in simple terms.
Basically, a well insulated wall in your home has an R-value of around 20. The wall keeps the cold out in the winter and the heat out in the summer. It resists heat flow.
A high-quality uncovered window typically has an R-value of around one. Yes, just one. Heat and cold pretty much escape freely through an uncovered window.
A window with a Hunter Douglas Duette Architella window covering has a R-value of around seven.
That’s right. Six times the r-value can be achieved with the simple installation of a window covering. Installing an energy efficient shade can remarkably reduce energy bills and prevent up to 50% of energy loss through windows.
If you are still unsure about the importance of r-values, please feel free to stop in our showroom or give us a call. Our knowledgeable staff would be more than happy to explain any questions you may have!