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Window treatments can have a surprising effect on your business. While it may not seem like it right away, there are many different benefits to consider that go well beyond comfort level. In fact, when chosen correctly, window treatments can actually help your company and its employees thrive in a more successful environment. Check out the top five reasons why window treatments matter in the workspace:

1. Energy Costs

Depending on the fabric and type of shade, window treatments can help with the temperature of your building. For example, both white shade fabric, and Koolblack, the innovative, new dark fabric from Mermet, reflect heat back out, putting less stress and demand on your HVAC system. Also, automated shade systems integrate with lighting control and automatically react to the position of the sun and real-time lighting conditions.

2. Productive Work Environment

Did you know that employees with more light exposure at the office had better sleep, increased physical activity and quality of life compared to office workers with less light exposure in the workplace? That’s because daylight promotes human health and well-being. Studies have found that employees who worked in environments that allowed for plenty of natural sunlight were less stressed and more focused on tasks. When choosing window treatments for your business space, be sure to choose a style that brings in plenty of natural sunshine while also balancing the issues that too much sun and glare can bring.

3. Limited Screen Glare

While daylight may promote increased human health and well-being, one of the downsides of sitting near windows is the inevitable glare that occurs on computer screens. Window treatments, particularly automated shades with darker fabrics, provide employees the option to adjust accordingly to get rid of those pesky glares and still allow for natural light to shine through the room.

4. Privacy and Security

The privacy and security of your business is always important, which is why it’s crucial that your window treatment option provides you and your employees the most peace of mind. Adding curtains or blinds, such as Halcyon, to the windows in your office or conference room gives you complete control over how much of your business can be seen from the outside, which can come in handy during confidential meetings.

5. Aesthetics Benefits

For any office space, the design is what leaves a lasting impression on its employees and visitors. Your office is a reflection of who you are as a company. Window treatments allow you the option to customize your company’s interiors with styles including traditional, rustic, formal, and modern, which can increase the aesthetic appeal and professionalism of your business. No matter what the style, window treatments are a great way to enhance the beauty of a workspace, and improve the overall atmosphere for your employees. By partnering with Contexture to provide the latest in window treatment solutions, business owners will be able to find the perfect window treatment to help lead their employees and organization to success.