Did you know the dawn of window shades didn’t come until centuries after the creation of windows? Of course, the first windows were mere slits in fortress walls. The only purposes they served were to provide air flow and a post for spotting approaching enemies from afar. It wasn’t until the Middle-ages that our outlook on windows shifted. The genesis of stained glass allowed people to look at windows differently—as something we could elaborately “dress.” Soon, even common people were covering their glass with works of art by hanging painted tapestries—the first ancestor of our modern-day window shades.

At Kenmark, we are still dressing windows with works of art. With Lutron Automatic Shading Systems, we customize and install beautifully sleek shades in both residential and commercial spaces. But with Lutron, beauty doesn’t stop with aesthetics.

Luton enables your shading system to help save additional energy beyond the routine use of shades.  “Winter warm” opens the shades, taking advantage of sunlight warming a southern facade. “Summer cool” does the opposite by lowering shades and blocking solar heat gain, thereby reducing your cooling costs. In addition, Lutron shading fabrics are made from sustainable materials for complete environmental and energy savings.

Let this beautifully efficient product work its magic on your next project, and we promise, it’ll be a work of art.