May 2010 - The Great Room

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Patio Door Style Ideas

Patio door window fashions have come a long way since the advent of vertical blinds. The options are more stylish, just as practical and nearly as inexpensive.

Take Advantage of Tax Credits

Save energy and qualify for tax credits too. A tax credit of 30% of the cost of qualifying products, up to $1,500 during the 2009 and 2010 tax years, is available for several window covering products. Any qualifying blind ordered between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010 can be claimed up to a combined total of $1500 under the Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficiency. The ComfortTrack Plus Energy Saving Sidetrack System by Comfortex is available for purchase online and is certified for federal tax credits for energy efficiency. The shade features an insulating honeycomb fabric with an integrated sidetrack system that seals off the gaps between the shades and windows to create a solid insulating barrier to drafts. This system is designed to reduce heat loss or gain in a house. Windows can gain and lose heat in the following ways: ·        Direct conduction through the glass or frame ·        The radiation of heat into a house ·       …