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Top Four Window Treatments for Retirement Facilities

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With the population steadily growing and people living longer, there has naturally been a boom in retirement facilities. These facilities give the elderly the opportunity to live on their own with or without assistance. With the wide variety of retirement facility options to choose from, it is important for your facility to have the best of the best, including the right window coverings, to keep up with the competition. BB Commercial Solutions (BBCS) is giving you the top four window treatments that are suitable for any retirement facility.

1. Blinds

Retirement Facilities Blinds

Blinds are a classic window treatment that would work great in any retirement facility. BBCS carries a wide selection of horizontal and vertical blinds to meet all your facility’s needs. Horizontal blinds are available in a variety of options including real wood, durable faux wood, and ascetically pleasing fabric options, and come in slat sizes ranging from 1” to 2” depending on your preference. Vertical blinds are very versatile and ideal for sliding doors and wider windows, and come in a wide variety of PVC-free selections. We offer commercial blinds that are flame retardant as well as certified green options.

2. Shades

Retirement Facilities Shades

BBCS offers a large selection of high performing custom commercial window solutions such as shades. We offer all types of shades including:

• Cellular shades
• Roller shades
• Solar Shades
• Pleated shades
• Roman shades

Shades are an extremely popular window covering because they are easy to open and close and can easily be motorized for added convenience. And there are plenty of colors, fabrics and textures to choose from to accent any room. Shades have plenty of benefits such as protection from the sun, security and privacy, and energy efficient qualities. Shades are the ideal choice for a retirement home because they are stylish and provide your retirees with complete light control and can be easily motorized for convenience.

3. Shutters

Retirement Facilities Shutters

BB Commercial Solutions offers shutters in a wide selection of colors in hardwood and durable composite options to match any retirement facility décor. Due to their custom-fit frame and insulating design, they can control sunlight and help prevent heat loss and heat gain to help your facility save on energy costs. If you want an extremely durable and easy to clean shutter, composite shutters will be perfect for your retirement facility. Window shutters are not just beautiful; they work beautifully, too.

4. Drapery

Retirement Facilities Drapery

Normally drapery is used in a home setting, but it is important for your clients, the retirees, to feel like they are at home in your facility. Drapery is an attractive option for a retirement home because they add style, privacy and sound control. BBCS offers the largest variety of window drapes that meet commercial fire-retardant standards, and motorization can be added to make them easy to operate for employees and people with limited mobility.

Motorization is a Must

Motorization is a Must

Add more to your retirement facility with motorization or smart home automation. Both options provide your retirees and employees with effortless protection from the sun’s heat and glare. Motorization is available with almost all our BBCS products. Motorization and automation provide your retirement facility with multiple benefits such as UV protection, security, safety, privacy, as well as energy-efficiency. Motorization and automation allow your retirees and employees to control window coverings with the touch of a button, or the ability to set or program the window treatments to open and close at desired times of the day via a smart device. Lastly, motorized and automated window coverings provide a safe environment for retirees and their guests because they are cordless.

Keep Up with Industry Standards
It is important for businesses, such as healthcare facilities, to meet industry needs. BBCS partners with manufacturers who produce anti-microbial window treatments with Microban® built in. BBCS also offers fire resistant coating for any product we sell, including window coverings, bedding and fabrics, which is important for retirement facilities. In conjunction with American Flamecoat, our flame-retardant drapes, blinds, shades and shutters meet all federal, state and local fire codes. Fire-retardant coatings also meet anti-microbial standards. Using BBCS for all your window covering needs will help you meet all standards while having beautiful window treatments.

How BBCS Can Help Your Retirement Facility
As North America’s leader in commercial window coverings, BB Commercial Solutions wants to help your retirement home have the best window treatments for your retirees and employees. We want you to make the best decision when it comes to window coverings for your business. BBCS is your national one-stop shop for high-standard window treatments throughout the U.S. and Canada. Call (866) 279-3253 today to talk with a BB Commercial Solutions professional about which window covering is the best solution for retirement homes.

Six Commercial Window Treatments That Will Save You Money

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Are you tired of paying so much money when it comes to your business’s energy bills? As a business owner, it is important to save money wherever you can. The U.S. Department of Energy states that heat gain and loss can be reduced by 25% with energy-efficient window treatments. Having window coverings will not only help you save money, but they will benefit you by improving the workplace. You will be able to protect your employees, customers and clients from unwanted sun glare and heat. It will also protect your furniture and artwork. BB Commercial Solutions® (BBCS) offers you six styles of commercial window coverings that will help you save on your next energy bill:

1. Cellular Shades 

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades are the ideal window treatment to help improve your bottom line and improve on energy spending. They are designed with “honeycomb-shaped pockets” which keep your business insulated and at a comfortable temperature. They help you control light and provide privacy.

2. Solar Shades 

Solar Shades

Solar shades, including Phifer’s SheerWeave®, block 99% of harmful UV rays. They block heat gain and glare, making them one of the best treatments to decrease your energy bill. They come in a variety of fabrics, weaves and colors to match your business’s décor.

3. Roller Shades 

Roller Shades

Roller shades are extremely popular in the business industry because they are easy to use and come in a wide range of colors, fabrics and textures. Available in a variety of light-filtering opacities, blackout shades are the ultimate to keep each room cooler.

4. Graphic Shades 

Graphic Shades

Graphic shades are a two-for-one window treatment because they work similar to a roller shade by being energy efficient, but they also allow you to communicate a message to your audience with a logo, mission statement or an inspirational quote.

5. Shutters 

Shutters

BBCS Commercial Solutions’’ shutters come in an assortment of colors and can be real or faux wood. Shutters are a great option to save money because of their insulating design. Another reason why shutters are energy saving is they can be custom-fit to your window frame, making it harder for the heat to enter the room in summer or for the heat to escape during the winter.

6. Window Film and Tinting 

Window Film and Tinting

Window film and tinted window film quickly deliver an impressive return on investment by cutting energy costs and blocking harmful UV rays. Tinted window film provides your business with privacy and helps protect your business from theft.

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Add more to your business with motorization. It provides you even more savings because it effortlessly protects your business from the sun’s heat and glare. Motorization is available with almost all our BBCS products. Motorization provides your business with multiple benefits such as automation, UV protection, security and safety. Automation allows a business the ability to set the window treatments on timers to open and close at desired times of the day, or on sensors that automatically respond to temperatures. Window coverings can automatically be lowered when the sun starts shining through your windows. Motorization provides extra security by the automation system closing the blinds in the evening, protecting your store from prying eyes. Lastly, motorization provides a safe environment for children because of its cordless design.

How BBCS Can Help Your Business 

As North America’s leader in commercial window coverings, BB Commercial Solutions wants to help you save money with your new window coverings so your company can make more important investments. At BBCS, we consider energy savings a top priority for our customers’ businesses. We want you to make the best decision when it comes to your business. BBCS is your national one-stop shop for energy-saving window treatments throughout the U.S. and Canada. Call (866) 279-3253 today to talk with a BB Commercial Solutions professional about which window covering is the best solution for energy savings.

*BBCS products vary in their energy efficiency, anti-microbial, fire retardant and green make-up. Inquire with your BBCS consultant for more information.

Don’t Be the Next Victim

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Graffiti is a cultural phenomenon that has been a major issue for trains and city property for decades, but lately the newest targets have been businesses and schools. Windows are being tagged using etching tools, paint and permanent markers which can be impossible to remove without replacing the windows. Such vandalism causes even more issues for a business, including filing insurance claims, additional expense and time lost from work. Managers, commercial property owners and business owners can all be victims of graffiti so it is important, as a business owner, to take precautions to prevent such vandalism before it happens.

BB Commercial Solutions (BBCS) has two options to guard your business from future graffiti damage.

• 3M anti-graffiti window film
• 3M security window film

Protect your business from unwanted graffiti
Protect your business from unwanted graffiti with anti-graffiti window film

Anti-graffiti Window Film
Anti-graffiti window film is one way to prevent your business from being a victim of graffiti. It is designed as a thick, clear film that is applied onto the exterior of the glass to guard against the impact of graffiti, tagging and scratches. It is available in single layer or multiple layers for additional protection. Anti-graffiti window film is offered in clear tints, one-way mirror films, daytime privacy films, decorative window films and graduated opacity to complete block-out film.

Anti-graffiti window film has many benefits for your business other than just protecting your windows. First, it will help with making a good first impression on customers. It will look nice and they won’t even notice you have protection on the windows. If you become a victim of graffiti, the film is very easy to peel off before you open the doors so your customers won’t have to see the graffiti. This can help when it comes to sales because customers will feel safe in your store and be more willing to spend their time and money there. Lastly, having anti-graffiti window film will help save you money. You won’t have to worry about replacing your windows or mirrors which can cost thousands of dollars if you have to replace them repeatedly. Because once you are a victim of vandalism, chances are you will tend to be a future target.

Anti-graffiti has multiple layers to protect your window
Anti-graffiti has multiple layers to protect your window surface

Security Window Film
Another way to protect your business from any window damage is security window film. Security window film was designed with a three-fold purpose: provide UV protection, maintain a more comfortable environment with less use of air conditioning, and containment of dangerous glass shards in the event of a window implosion. Security window film helps in case of window-shattering natural disasters by containing the broken glass pieces within the film to prevent additional damage or injuries. Security window film protects your business and offers multiple benefits including:

• Diffusing the sunlight to keep customers cool and content
• Preventing higher cost energy bills
• Protecting your customers, property and merchandise from natural disasters and damaging UV rays

Security window film helps keep glass together
Security window film helps keep glass together if there is a natural disaster or an accident

BB Commercial Solutions guards all businesses such as retail stores, public facilities, office buildings and street-level glass applications with anti-graffiti and security window films. Our goal is to protect you from expensive damage and make sure you take every precaution when it comes to your business safety.

Find out which window film options work best for your commercial needs by completing the inquiry form online at www.bbcommercialsolutions.com or call (866) 279-3253. BBCS also offers a full line of window coverings for business, including blinds, shades, shutters and drapery, to enhance any commercial enterprise, large or small.

Enhance Your Business with Graphic Roller Shades

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Decision making can be difficult when it comes to owning a business. From picking the perfect location to the right paint color, it is important for you to make choices that will benefit your business. When it comes to commercial window coverings, it might seem like a simple choice to make but, in all honesty, choosing the right window treatments can actually enhance your business.

Enhance your business with custom graphic roller shades
Enhance your business with custom graphic roller shades

Enhance Your Brand
The best commercial window covering to enhance your image is a graphic roller shade. Graphic roller shades are an easy way to promote brand awareness by printing photos of your product in action, your logo, or brand messaging, directly on to your window shade. Graphic roller shades allow you to have total control of your message to your audience. They are an ideal choice if you want custom shades that will be unique to your business. Graphic shades are high-quality and can be custom color matched to ensure that your logo meets your brand standards, and that messaging is sharp and easy for your audience to see. They will allow for an eye-catching uniform look for your business. This in return expands your brand awareness by incorporating your graphic roller shade as a business strategy.

Graphic roller shades are not only limited to retail businesses, they will also work for schools, libraries, government institutions, and restaurant industries. Graphic roller shades can support any restaurant by blocking the sun’s glare for your customers inside as well as entice customers to come in by featuring delectable menu items on the shade. No matter what type of business you have, graphic roller shades can send a message for brand recognition to customers with a logo, or touch hearts and minds with an inspirational message. Since your graphic roller shades will act like another piece of advertising, they can help businesses cut back on the costs of other advertising materials. If there is a limit on the amount of signage you can have in your store front area, graphic roller shades can double-up as a window treatment and a street-view marketing communication that will benefit your business.

The more you have your logo or messaging visible to the customer, the more it will help them with brand recognition. Whether you have one or two locations or even a chain of locations, BB Commercial Solutions (BBCS) services are widely available throughout the United States and Canada, helping to keep all your establishments looking uniform and protecting your brand with consistency.

Graphic shades with your logo and inspirational quotes can help inspire
Graphic shades with your logo and inspirational quotes can help inspire and motivate your patrons

More Benefits of Graphic Roller Shades
Graphic roller shades are a popular type of window covering that will help benefit your business in multiple ways. Roller shades are low-maintenance and easy to take care of which is less work for the business owner. Also, they are customizable and can be made to fit any size or shaped window. It’s not unusual for commercial buildings to have extremely large or hard-to-reach windows, and your graphic shades can easily be motorized for the ultimate in convenience. Motorization provides the safety factor of cordless operation if there will be children visiting your establishment.

Another great benefit of graphic roller shades is they allow you to save on energy expenses because they block solar heat gain which benefits the owner and the customers. The shades will keep your customers more comfortable, preventing them from becoming too hot or too cold, and owners can save up to 30%* in energy costs. Roller shades help protect your merchandise, furnishings and customers, making everyone happy. Additionally, BBCS offers graphic roller shades that are fire retardant or antimicrobial which will keep your business up to par with government safety standards.

Graphic roller shades can help promote your business
No matter what type of industry, graphic roller shades can help promote your business

Enhance Your Business Today
Graphic shades can be used for any commercial industry from restaurant to hospitality to hotels to healthcare to schools, government, office and condo and retail. Let BBCS, the North American leader in commercial window coverings, help you enhance your business today. Call (866) 279-3253 or visit www.bbcommercialsolutions.com.

*BBCS products vary in their energy efficiency. Ask your Consultant for more details.

Child-Safe Stylish Window Treatments Are Top-of-Mind this October

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Every year in October, National Window Covering Safety Month raises awareness of the potential hazards of corded window coverings to small children. Co-sponsored by The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), parents are especially cautioned to check their window treatments for exposed or dangling cords that could pose a strangulation threat. Business owners should heed the same caution too, as statistics show that an average of one child a month dies from window cord strangulation, which is very preventable death. BB Commercial Solutions is proud to offer a full range of window coverings that meet or exceed the standards set by the American National Standard for Safety of Corded Window Products, and the “Best for Kids” program of the WCSC.

At BBCS, we continually work with our manufacturing partners to find ways to improve safety features in all our window treatments so your business will receive not only high-quality products that will enhance your buildings, but also provide a child-safe environment for your occupants, consumers, and patrons.

Child safety has always been a top priority for BB Commercial Solutions
Child safety has always been a top priority for BB Commercial Solutions. Our goal is to help educate business owners on products, options, and features to keep their facilities safe while still enjoying stylish window treatments.

Cordless Window Coverings for Any Industry  

Thanks to the wide variety of cordless window coverings available, businesses can have both safe and stylish window fashions for every window in their establishment. BBCS provides on-site consultation services so you will be able to see style and color samples to easily choose from, and our consultants can assist you on all the safety options that are available.

• Roller shades and solar shades are the most versatile of all window coverings. And, they are the most popular among business owners due to their clean, modern look and their ability to achieve the right balance of light, privacy, and energy savings. Window shades are available in cordless lift systems or can easily be motorized for added convenience. Roller shades and solar shades are ideal window coverings for venues where children and pets are present.

Roller shades and solar shades are a stylish and child-safe
Roller shades and solar shades are a stylish and child-safe window covering solutions for any type of business.
• Shutters are inherently cordless window coverings by design, and offer classic, timeless elegance that is always in style. Shutters are available in real hardwood, composite, vinyl, and even aluminum, which is perfect for outdoor patios in restaurants or for condominiums and office buildings. Shutters are highly customizable and can be designed to fit arched, round, and other uniquely shaped windows. Popular shutter style options for businesses include Plantation shutters and Café shutters. Color options include various shades of white and natural wood, and shutters can even be custom color matched to complement any furnishings.
Aluminum shutters provide stylish, weather-resistant, and kid friendly décor
Aluminum shutters provide stylish, weather-resistant, and kid friendly décor for builders and restaurant owners.
• Blinds can be cordless with motorization, wand-control operation of louvers, or have cordless lift control systems, all which eliminate dangerous dangling cords. Window blinds come in real wood, faux wood, composite, vinyl, aluminum, and fabric options. Your choice of colors is unlimited, from a variety of whites and neutrals to natural wood grains and smooth or textured finishes. Fabric blinds offer light-filtering properties, with various levels of opacity and myriad colors available. Blinds can be further customized with decorative tapes, valances, cornice boxes and layered with curtains or drapes for a sophisticated look, depending on your establishment.
BBCS offers motorized remote control systems
BBCS offers motorized remote control systems that can be implemented in any type of traditional window treatment to keep establishments safe for children.
 

Making Businesses Safer Establishments

National Window Covering Safety Month is a good time to evaluate your window coverings and assess if they present any risk to consumers, employees and patrons. Schedule a free on-site consultation to talk to your BBCS consultant about replacing older shades and blinds that do not meet current safety standards. Consultants can also assist you with ways to secure cords on existing blinds or shades with child-safe retrofit kits. Here are some important things you can do to make your business a safer place:

• Be sure continuous-loop cords are firmly secured to the wall or floor to prevent a child or pet from becoming entangled.
• Wand control for blinds or drapes is an alternative to dangling cords.
• Keep all cords as short as possible, out of a child’s reach
• Use cordless blinds or shades if children are able to reach the window.
• Spring-assisted clutches can be installed to raise and lower window coverings, replacing cords.
• Break-away tassels are designed to break apart under minimal stress to prevent entanglement.
• Cord stops restrict how far internal ladder cords can be pulled from a blind or shade, eliminating the possibility of a loop big enough to fit over a child’s head.
• Cord cleats safely secure cords up and away from a child’s reach.

BBCS and our manufacturers are equally committed to the advancement of window covering safety features. Our BBCS franchise owners continue to educate themselves on safety issues as regards the window treatments we offer, so they can be a valuable resource to you and your business.

Complete the inquiry form online at www.bbcommercialsolutions.com or call (866) 279-3253 to locate the BBCS Consultant nearest you. Your business will be in good hands to get the latest safety and style advice for creating beautiful and safe window treatments whether you have one storefront or a network of locations.

To learn more about National Window Covering Safety Month, visit the Window Covering Safety Council or U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

3 Must-Have Window Covering Solutions for Businesses

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Each year, BB Commercial Solutions (BBCS) travels the globe, collecting information on trends, interesting designs, and new technologies in window coverings for businesses. It’s a lot of information to absorb! Being that you probably haven’t given much thought as to what type of window coverings would be ideal for your institution or business, or you simply don’t know where to begin, we can help you determine the best on-trend window covering solutions and fashions to meet your commercial needs by helping you answer the following questions:

• How will you be using the space where your window coverings are? As an office space, retail space, a school or institution?
• How many windows are in the room or building? Are they all the same shape and size?
• Do you require full privacy or partial privacy?
• Are there any hard-to-reach windows or skylights?
• Are children going to be present in these areas?
• Do your windows face a southern exposure, heating up quicker than other areas of the building?
• Do you need to reduce glare from adversely affecting the view of a TV or computer monitor?
• What are your decorative needs? Are you going for function, fashion, or both?
• Is the ambiance you want to create casual or sophisticated?
• Are you interested in saving on advertising expenses?
• Are you looking to create a certain mood or atmosphere?

BBCS offers a variety of commercial window treatments, including motorized solutions, green and energy-efficient products, and custom-branded shades, all designed to provide function and to be aesthetically pleasing. Here are the top three, must-have window covering solutions for businesses:

1) Motorized Window Coverings
Technology is the wave of the future. Remote controls were once only used to open garage doors, or flip TV channels and, more recently, to control window blinds and shades. Now, window coverings can even be controlled by sensors and timers, or through your smart device with the Somfy MyLink® App. The convenience of remotely adjusting blinds and shades is highly desired by both renters and business owners alike.

Motorized window coverings for businesses are desirable for many reasons:

• Energy Savings – Signals and timers can be used to close shades at a specific time of day, or when the sun is at its strongest, to save your company up to 30% on energy costs.*
• UV Protection – Automated shades can protect valuable possessions like fabrics, rugs, upholstery and artwork from fading due to the damaging effects of the sun.
• Safety – Motorized window coverings eliminate the dangers of dangling cords, reducing potential hazards for children and pets that may be on the premises.
• Aesthetics – Motorization allows you to keep a large bank of window shades in perfect alignment for a cohesive look, and offers no unsightly pull cords.
• Convenience – Remote controlled shades simplify operation, no tugging pull cords up and down to operate, and it’s effortless to access hard-to-reach windows.

Motorized window coverings
Motorized window coverings allow you to keep a large bank of windows in perfect alignment.

2) Solar Shades
Solar Shades are one of the most versatile window coverings on the market. Their primary purpose is to serve as a shield against solar heat gain and create a more comfortable environment for your business, reducing the use of expensive air conditioning systems to help keep your energy costs down. They are modern by design, naturally diffuse sunlight and reduce glare, and come in a diverse selection of dynamic colors, weaves, and pattern options to compliment any style building and business.

Why you should consider energy-efficient solutions for your business:

• Solar window shades create just the right natural light in any room, block out harmful UV rays, and keep areas cooler.
• Solar shades come in various styles and levels of openness to allow you to choose just the right amount of natural light and view you desire.
• They are an effective solution for covering large windows, as most fabrics are available in extra wide widths.
• Exterior solar shades can be installed to the outside of windows, on patios, to provide patrons and employees with protection from the sun’s powerful heat and UV rays.
• Solar shades can be easily motorized for additional privacy and safety.
• Solar shades are extremely durable, making them a perfect window covering solution for restaurants, office buildings, retail chains, and schools.

Solar shades
Solar shades offer various levels of openness to allow in your preferred amount of sunlight while blocking UV rays.

3) Custom-Branded Graphic Shades
Custom-branded graphic roller shades are useful because they give you the ability to print an image, logo, or specific messaging, directly onto a window shade that consumers can see from the outside to draw them into your place of business. From the inside view, they provide a fresh, clean look and block out harmful UV rays, excessive heat and glare. Their dual usage allows you to combine style and functionality with your latest product or promotion.

Graphic shades designed for commercial use offer many benefits:

• They can be easily removed and replaced with whatever seasonal promotion or image you’d like to display.
• Graphic roller shades save on advertising costs and energy expenses because they block solar heat gain and double as street-view advertising.
• Not only will your company spend less money on signage, it will also save on heating and cooling expenses!
• Graphic shades can provide a one-of-a-kind shade that no one else has, and promote a specific theme or atmosphere for your school or business.
• Graphic shades can be used to build a stronger brand identity for restaurants, healthcare facilities, banks and institutions, schools, community centers, and more.

Graphic roller shades
Graphic roller shades provide street-view advertising to promote your brand and block excessive heat and glare.

Due to our size, BBCS is able to tap into our extensive supplier network to offer our clients these products at competitive prices. And with over 1,000 authorized commercial window coverings specialists across the nation, we can provide turnkey solutions for single buildings, or multiple locations throughout the country to meet the needs of commercial businesses that require brand uniformity, including restaurants, hotels, offices, condos, government buildings and institutions of all sizes. To consult with a BBCS representative about motorized window coverings, energy-efficient solutions, and custom-branded graphic shades, complete the inquiry form online at www.bbcommercialsolutions.com or call (866) 279-3253.

*BBCS products vary in their energy efficiency, anti-microbial, fire retardant and green make-up. Inquire with your BBCS consultant for more information.

Why Energy-Efficient Window Coverings Make Good Business Sense

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Energy costs have been steadily on the rise year after year, impacting the bottom line of businesses. As a business owner, I’m sure you would love to see lower energy bills, but never running the air conditioner or heater is just not smart business sense. Everyone loves to save money and live more comfortably. Knowing how to improve the energy efficiency of your building can help.

Your business and your commercial building may not only be home to you and your employees, but can also be place where members of the community (your customers) frequent. If your business is serving the general public, you want the surroundings to be not only functional, but also comfortable and safe, so that customers will visit more often and stay longer to enjoy your services. Safe and comfortable environments also make work places more productive, leading to happier employees and less absenteeism – which is all good news for your bottom line.

BB Commercial Solutions® (BBCS) offers window covering solutions that help make business environments more energy efficient by maintaining temperatures, as temperature can greatly impact how customers and employees respond.

• Have you ever visited a restaurant that was too cold and uncomfortable to sit in and enjoy a meal that you won’t ever eat there again?
• Or have you stopped patronizing your favorite retail store because it is so hot and stuffy inside that it makes shopping an unenjoyable experience?
• Do you find that your employees tend to nod off after their lunch break when the temperatures get too warm?
• Does your front office, reception area, or conference room become an extreme environment: sauna or sub-zero freezer?
• Does UV glare drive your customers away and make your employees miserable?

Although these examples may sound a bit extreme, they’re really not. Many business owners haven’t thought to take sunlight control seriously and it may inadvertently be having a negative effect on your business, minimizing comfort, slowing productivity, and increasing expenses.

Solar shades block hot and harmful UV rays
Solar shades block hot and harmful UV rays to ensure customers will have a pleasurable dining experience while enjoying the outside view

The right window coverings can make your business more energy efficient

Many modern buildings have walls of windows to let in beneficial sunlight, providing a positive powerful effect on health, impacting mood, alertness and sleep habits. However, an expanse of windows can also generate excessive heat during the hot summer months and cold, chilly environments during the winter, driving up energy costs as you strive to maintain a comfortable temperature in your building year round.

The U.S. Department of Energy projects that heat gain and loss can be reduced by 25% with window treatments that are properly designed to be energy saving. By neutralizing temperatures with window coverings, it will lessen the need of running the heat and air conditioning, saving on energy costs. By blocking sun and glare, reducing temperature exchanges from the outside, and protecting furniture, artwork, equipment, products and inventory from harmful UV rays, your workplace will become more energy efficient.

A variety of window treatments improve energy efficiency include:
Solar Shades block up to 99% of sun’s heat and glare and are one of the best ways to reduce energy costs
Roller Shades have room-darkening properties, are easy to use, and come in infinite choices of colors and fabrics to match the décor and style of your business
• Graphic Shades have similar energy saving properties as roller shades and solar shades, and are a great way to provide messaging and branding for your business
Window film and tinting significantly cuts energy costs, provides UV protection, privacy, and added security
Blinds from BB Commercial Solutions block the sun when they are closed, and are flame retardant and certified green to meet commercial business standards
Shutters are extremely insulating and super stylish, and can be custom made to fit specially shaped windows
Drapes can be light filtering or room darkening to block the sun. They add style, privacy and extra insulation to your windows.

Each of these window covering solutions can improve the energy efficiency of your business when used as a stand-alone window treatment or paired together. For added efficiency, motorized blinds and shades provide effortless protection from the sun’s heat and glare, as they can be set on timers to open and close at desired times of the day, or on sensors that automatically respond to temperatures.

Graphic shades provide exceptional branding
Graphic shades provide exceptional branding for your business excellent light-filtering protection

BBCS: North America’s leader in commercial window coverings 

Whether you have only one storefront, or have a national chain of stores, BBCS is your one-stop shop for commercial window treatments. We have over 1,000 authorized commercial window coverings specialists throughout the U.S. and Canada that can service all your locations and ensure consistency and quality.
• BBCS provides window covering solutions that can reduce your energy costs up to 30%*.
• Our products meet LEED (green certification), ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and NFPA 701 (National Fire Protection Agency) standards.
• Our clients include: Subway, Marriott Suites, Chase, Gold’s Gym, Super Cuts, Travel Centers of America and Walgreens, to name just a few.
• We partner with the biggest names in the commercial window coverings to offer the largest selection of products, including Levolor, SWFcontract, Bali, Mariak, Phifer and Graber.

Talk with a BB Commercial Solutions professional today about which products are the best solution for your commercial and business needs by calling (866) 279-3253 or by filling out the inquiry form at www.bbcommercialsolutions.com.

*BBCS products vary in their energy efficiency, anti-microbial, fire retardant and green make-up. Inquire with your BBCS consultant for more information.