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Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

We all live our lives day to day thinking that nothing bad will happen. We never think that we will be the ones dealing with the cleanup of a house fire. Unfortunately, there are many, many families that suffer the impact of house fires each year. Last year, a close friend of mine was a victim of a house fire and since then, my life has been different. I have spent many hours researching fire prevention, causes, and teaching children about fire prevention and what to do in the case of a fire. It is my hope that my research can help those of you concerned about house fires make the necessary changes in your home and teach your kids what they need to know about fire.



Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

Four Insulating Window Treatments For Sunroom Management

by Pedro Taylor

Your sunroom is an oasis after a long, frigid winter. If you live in a climate that experiences frosty winter temperatures, opening up the sunroom for spring is an event you look forward to every year. But if you find yourself limiting the use of your sunny addition to only those days with moderate temperatures, you're not getting as much use out of it as you should. A sunroom should be habitable on all but the most extreme days, and you can bring yours into submission by hanging the appropriate insulating window treatments.

Exterior Awnings

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a properly installed exterior awning can reduce the amount of heat that filters into your sunroom by as much as 77 percent. That's a massive difference that you'll definitely feel. Today's awnings are attractive installations that not only add to your home's appearance, but to it's resale value as well. Additionally, they make your rooms much more comfortable on hot days, and they help cut dollars off your energy bill. 

Solar Shades

Solar shades are one attractive option that will help extend your sunroom's season. During the hot summer months, they block heat and dangerous UV rays while still letting light filter through. These attractive window treatments give your sunroom an upscale feel while gently filtering light for added coziness. 

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades are manufactured using honeycomb-like technology. This adds an insulating space of air between the front and back of the shade. Cellular shades help block the transfer of heat into your sunroom. This type of shade comes in a variety of options, including between-the-glass and remote control. Cellular shades will not only help keep your sunroom stylishly cool in summer, but will give it an added air of luxury. 

Insulated Window Panels

Insulated window panels are surprisingly easy to install. You simply push them into the inside of your sunroom window, and they adhere -- usually though the use of magnets. This type of window covering is typically constructed of some type of insulating foam board that helps block the transfer of heat into the room from outside. 

Regardless of which type of insulating window treatment you employ, your sunroom will become a much more comfortable space on all but the very hottest of days. Cut down on cooling costs without sacrificing the use of your sunroom by installing the proper window treatments for the space. For more information about different shades and window treatments, contact a company like Cover Up Designs.