New Insulated Window Blinds Offer Customers Hit by Blizzard Jonas a Cost-Effective Way to Keep Winter’s Harsh Temperatures From Penetrating Windows

The Innovative Energy Efficient Blinds Are Cost-Effective, Easy to Install, Easy to Clean, Eliminate Dangerous Cords to Protect Children/Pets and Look Just Like Real Window Blinds, Shades and Shutters


New York City, New YorkAustin Insulated Window Blinds announced its plans to unveil a new type of cost-effective, energy efficient insulated window treatment that makes it affordable for everyone to cover the windows in their hottest rooms during the summer and coldest rooms during the winter with 1″ R-Value 6 or 2″ R-Value 13 insulated window blinds. This will allow homeowners and apartment renters to block heat gain from the sun during the summer and prevent heat loss through windows during the winter, which cansave up to 15% to 25% on cooling/heating bills.

An Order for a Full House of Energy Efficient Insulated Window Blinds

An Order for a Full House of Energy Efficient Insulated Window Blinds

The weakest links in a home’s energy envelope are its windows. Even when the power is on, a tremendous amount of heat seeps out of a home’s unprotected windows. But what happens when 150,000 homes in North Carolina and 90,000 customers in New Jersey are watching a blizzard dump several feet of snow in a matter of hours and then they suddenly lose their electricity for a day or more? Insulated Window Blinds are perfect solution for protecting a home’s windows during these types of extreme weather events.

Most homes have one window for every 100 sq. ft. of space. A typical-sized window measures 3′ x 5′ for a total of 15 sq. ft. of unprotected glass. Multiply that times 25 windows and it adds up to 375 sq. ft. of glass that is basically freezing or heating a house through its unprotected windows at whatever the outside temperature is. Blinds, shades and shutters help, but they still leak a ton of energy through conduction, convection and radiation (UV Rays).

“After working for a long time in the solar industry, one of the ways we developed business leads was to offer free home energy audits,” said Robert Hoskins, Front Page PR’s Director of Crowdfunding. “During these home energy audits we could offer a number of EnergyStar energy efficient replacements for lights, appliances, etc., but windows were always a big problem.”

“Most people knew that they needed to replace their old single pane windows, but they simply did not have the budget to install 25 triple pane windows at a price tag of $1,000 each. And even for customers that could afford them, the payback period was so long and the ROI was so small  that people would simply choose not to install them,” Hoskins added, “This is why we created our Insulated Window Blinds, which offer customers a great way to protect their home’s windows 1″ or 2″ insulated foam boards that will block a great deal of heat from seeping out of their windows in the winter and reject heat gain from penetrating windows during the summer.”

“The insulated foam boards we use are printed with high-resolution pictures of window blinds, shades or shutters that look just like the real thing on both the inside and outside of the window. The only way to find out that they are not real is to reach out and touch them,” Hoskins continued. “Or if people prefer, we can print high-resolution pictures of beautiful landscapes such as waterfalls, snow capped mountains, white sandy beaches or even famous works of art.”

The Insulated Window Blinds are perfect for hot places like Arizona, New Mexico, Texas,California and Florida as well as cold locations like Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming,North/South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and other frigid places.

The Insulated Window Blinds will be sold through Do-It-Yourself (DIY) retailers, energy efficiency and solar installation companies, interior designers, remodelers, handymen and other types of construction businesses that are familiar with measuring to a 1/16th of an inch with a tape measure and knowing how to operate an infrared laser thermometer or infrared scanner. The Insulated Window Blinds are easy to install and take about one-second to insert into a window if measurements have been recorded correctly.

Insulated Window Blinds, Shades and Shutters will be pre-sold first through the firm’s upcoming Indiegogo crowdfunding campaignThe first 500 customers that buy one or more of the insulated window boards will receive a huge discount. Most printers will charge around $14/sq. ft. to print a single large format vinyl job. Based on our predicted volume we plan to offer a starting price of $10/sq. ft., but hope to decrease that price over time. The products on the crowdfunding campaign will be offered at a 50% discount on the 1st day of the crowdfunding campaign.

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Benefits of Installing Insulated Window Blinds:

Save Money:

  • Insulated Window Blinds Can Lower Heating/Cooling Bills
  • Insulated Window Blinds Are Much More Cost Effective than Triple Pane Windows
  • Insulated Window Blinds Look Like the Real Thing So No Need to Buy Expensive Wooden, Mini Blinds or Shutters
  • Insulated Window Blinds Comply with 99% of Neighborhood HOAs’ CC&Rs
  • Insulated Window Blinds Save Enough Money on Energy Bills to Pay for Themselves in a Few Years

Easy to Install:

  • Insulated Window Blinds Are Easy to Install
  • Insulated Window Blinds Are Lightweight and Easy to Put Into/Take Out of Windows in Less than One Second
  • Insulated Window Blinds Require No Tools to Install if Measurements Are Accurate When Ordered
  • Insulated Window Blinds Have No Moving Parts to Break
  • Insulated Window Blinds Are Super Easy to Clean

Energy Efficiency:

  • 1″ Insulated Window Blinds Provide an R-Value of 6
  • 2″ Insulated Window Blinds Provide an R-Value of 13
  • Insulated Window Blinds Significantly Improve a Home’s Energy Envelope
  • Insulated Window Blinds Can Help Eliminate Extremely Hot/Cold Rooms
  • Insulated Window Blinds Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint and Help Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

Light Reduction:

  • Insulated Window Blinds Can Serve as Very Effective Blackout Blinds for Daytime Sleepers

Sound Reduction:

  • Insulated Window Blinds Can Serve as Noise Reduction Barriers to Outside Noise

Windows with a View:

  • Insulated Window Blinds can be printed with a picture of any type of blinds, shades or shutters
  • Insulated Window Blinds look just like the real wooden blinds or real white mini-blinds
  • Insulated Windows Blinds can also be printed with a view of a white sandy beach in Cancun or the Rocky Mountains in Colorado (Great for hotel rooms)


  • Insulated Window Blinds Help Eliminate the Chance that Children Will Be Accidentally Injured
  • Insulated Window Blinds Help Eliminate the Chance that Cats/Dogs Will Be Accidentally Injured

Resellers Wanted:

  • Insulated Window Blinds is Seeking Retailers, Resellers and Distributors on a Worldwide Basis to Sell Our Products. Contact info is in upper right hand corner of this page.

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How Much Does It Cost to Install Replacement Windows?

Double Pane and Triple Pane Windows Are Very Expensive to Buy and Install and Their Payback Period is Too Long Compared to Insulated Window Blinds


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How Much Does It Cost to Replace Windows

How Much Does It Cost to Replace Windows

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Per an in-depth research report entitled “Windows: Energy Efficiency Facts and Myths,” replacement windows come in a wide variety of materials and types. Frames are available in aluminum, vinyl, wood or wood clad in aluminum or vinyl.

Window Frame Choices

  • Aluminum window frames are the cheapest option, but because like all metal frames, they have a low R-Value, which means they conduct heat and are not as efficient as the other options.
  • Vinyl window frames are more expensive than aluminum windows, but provide a much higher level of efficiency.
  • Wooden window frames clad in another material are the most expensive, but will generally last longer than vinyl or aluminum. However, they are susceptible to moisture problems from moisture getting trapped behind the cladding material.

Window Framing Materials

Framing material is not the only choice. Customers must also wonder through the maze of “glazing” choices such as single, double or triple panes; low-e heat resistance coatings, reflective glass, argon gas filled, vapor sealed, etc.  Layers of glass and special coatings are offered as a way to increase energy efficiency.

Window Replacement Costs

Replacement windows and installation costs vary widely from very inexpensive windows at around $150 to $400 all the way up to $750 to $1,000 for high-end windows. A good place to check on current prices are popular online window replacement discussion groups. Many customers will cite quotes from reputable replacement window companies for around $1,000 or more per window.  For example, a custom-milled wooden window can cost anywhere from $400 to $1,200 depending on the design and the level of detail.

Window Rehabilitation Costs

Homeowners can learn to rehabilitate existing windows or they can hire a contractor to do it for them. Rehabilitation of existing windows by a contractor will cost anywhere from $100 to $400 per window, depending on the level of deterioration and the number of divisions in the window sash, which is much more labor intensive.

Materials for rehabilitation alone will cost a maximum of $50 per window, so the most cost-effective way to rehabilitate a window, of course, is for the homeowner to do it themselves.

Window Lifecycles and Warranties

Cost is not the only consideration when replacing windows. Closely related to cost is the life expectancy and/or warranty coverage. While there is the perception out there that replacement windows require no maintenance and will last a lifetime, that is simply not the case. Replacement windows can leak and rot just like any other window.

Window Durability

Durability in new wooden windows has decreased as new growth timber is being used in window construction. Vinyl and PVC materials breakdown and discolor in ultraviolet light.  In addition to the frame and sash, many other components of replacement windows deteriorate relatively quickly. The seal around double glazing can fail within 6 to 10 years resulting in condensation between the panes and necessitating replacement.  In addition, many of the seals holding the glass in place only have a life expectancy of 10 years or less. The general understanding is that a replacement window will last anywhere from 6 to 15 years.

Window Replacements Not Worth the Investment

Most windows replacements are performed in the name of energy efficiency. As stated above, windows are never going to be good insulators. Older single pane windows might have a R-Value around 1. An affordable replacement window with all the bells and whistles might provide an R-Value approaching 5. If a customer considers that maybe 20% of heat loss is attributable to windows, even if the R-Value is doubled, that only decreases the heat loss by 10%. The bottom line is that the cost savings associated with replacement windows is not enough to justify the sizable expenditure required to have them installed.

Insulated Window Blinds

That is why we invented Insulated Window Blinds. They only cost around $5 to $10 per sq. ft. to purchase and install and they provide an R-Value of 6 or 13. When installed properly, they can significantly reduce the amount of heat that is lost during the winter and the heat that is gained from the sun during the summer. Since they completely block the sun’s rays, a home’s existing blinds, shades, rugs and curtains will last longer.

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Using R-Values and U-Values to Measure an Insulated Window Blind’s Effectiveness Against Hot and Cold

How Do R-Values and U-Values Come into Play in Rating the Energy Efficiency of Insulated Window Blinds?


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Both U-Value and R-Value measure energy efficiency. Here are the main differences in a nutshell:

  • U-Value (also known as the U-factor) is a measure of heat transfer (heat gain or loss through glass), while R-Value is a measure of heat resistance. U-value is not a material rating; it is a calculation of the conduction properties of various materials used in the construction of windows, doors and skylights.
  • R-Value measures the performance of a specific material, such as insulation, based on the material’s ability to reduce the transfer of heat.

U-Value is a scientific calculation that measures the rate at which heat flows through 1 square foot of material; it measures how well a product keeps heat from escaping a building or home. The lower the U-factor of a window, the better it is at reducing heat transfer; that is, less heat will be lost. The U-factor refers to the energy efficiency of the entire window assembly, less, it is considered to be energy efficient. U-factor performance is especially important in how it impacts energy efficiency during the winter heating season in colder climates.

R-Value, on the other hand, is a material property value: It measures a material’s resistance to heat flow, which is important in the rating of insulation used in your windows, for example. It measures the rate at which heat is transferred or lost and is based on conduction and resistance. A high R-value indicates better insulation and resistance to heat transference.

R-value (also known as the R-factor) is relevant in terms of window blind insulation used to cover the window’s glass. The higher the R-value of any material, the greater the insulating value. It’s important to understand that when it comes to windows, U-value takes more than conduction of heat into consideration. It also considers airflow or convection around the window and the amount of radiated or reflected heat off the glass.

Triple Pane Windows Have Lower R-Value & Cost 300% More

Triple Pane Windows have a maximum R-Value of 5 and cost $350 to $650, plus $100 for installation per window. Insulated Window Blinds have an R-Value of 6 or 13 and start at $150 per window including installation.

Energy Efficient Triple Pane Windows Have Maximum R-Value of 5

Energy Efficient Triple Pane Windows Have Maximum R-Value of 5

2″ Insulated Window Blinds Offer a 690% Improvement

Per the chart below, it is clear that Insulated Window Blinds cost less and have a higher R-Value, but when looking at the performance they will add to a single pane window the research statistics are very impressive.  For someone on a budget, Insulated Window Blinds make protecting windows against heat and cold a very cost-effective option.

R-Value and U-Value Increases for Insulated Window Blinds

R-Value and U-Value Increases for Insulated Window Blinds

Our Insulated Window Blinds are basically the same as the Interior Sliding Shutters in this chart.  Please note that they provide a 692% improvement, are easy to install and are approximately 333% more cost effective than installing triple pane windows.

Here is the R-Value chart from the insulated window foam manufacturer that we will be using. You can see that a 1.0″ thick foam board offers an R-Value of 6.0.  A 2.0″ thick foam board offers an R-Value of 13.1.

R-Value Chart for Insulated Window Blinds

R-Value Chart for Insulated Window Blinds


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How Insulated Windows Blinds Can Help Block/Reflect the Sun’s Heat from Conduction, Convection and Radiation

Searching for a way to save money on electric/gas bills? Its important to learn how insulated window blinds can help block heat conduction, convection and radiation from the sun during hot summertime heat waves


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Understanding How the Sun's Heat from Conduction, Convection and Radiation Can Increase Energy Bills

Understanding How the Sun’s Heat from Conduction, Convection and Radiation Can Heat Up a Home’s Energy Envelope and Increase Heating and Cooling Utility Bills

Denver, Colorado – When trying to save money on monthly utility bills, it is important to understand how energy or heat flows into and out of a home’s windows. As pointed out in the graphic above, it is very important to understand three home energy terms: conduction, convection, and radiation.

Radiation is the transfer of heat through open space by electromagnetic waves from the sun.  This type of heat radiates in a straight line from a source to a cooler area.

Convection is the transfer of heat by the movement of liquids or gases. Commonly, this is referred to “air infiltration” or “drafts.”

Conduction is the transfer from one molecule to the next. A house loses most of its heat via conduction. Conducted heat travels from one molecule to the next and travels like a spill soaking into a paper towel: it spreads.  The rate of conduction depends on the type of material. If you place a metal rod near a fire, you will quickly feel the heat at the other end. This is because the rate of conduction is high and the rate of resistance is low. Try the same experiment with a wood rod and it would take much longer to feel the heat at the other end due to wood’s lower rated of conduction.

Conduction is also the reason that a tile floor will feel colder to a bare foot than a bathroom rug. Tile is a faster conductor, so the heat from the foot transfers to the tile much more quickly. The cold sensation felt by the skin is due to heat loss carried away by conduction.

Insulated Window Blinds work by blocking the cold/heat from seeping in through the windows via conduction and convection and one side of the insulated foam is coated with a sheet of radiant barrier foil that reflects the UV rays instead of letting them penetrate the window.

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