Well, as you know, heating and air conditioning costs can be quite expensive; and they are steadily increasing with no end in sight. But, just as importantly for some folks is the feeling of comfort a well insulted window can create for your family. “Cozy factor” – although this may sound like a joke it isn’t; blinds, verticals, and even those extremely expensive shutters all are consider to be hard coverings and as such seem to many people cold and office like in appearance. However, drapes are soft, warm, and inviting thereby making you and your guests feel comfortable. 4) Cleanability - drapes simply show dust and dirt a lot less than any other type of window covering. Unless you are in the mood to repetitively clean, always stick with drapes for your home. You can get away with cleaning your drapes every few years “if you want to “because you actually may never need to clean them. But, with hard and slick surfaces like blinds, they seem to constantly show dust and look dirty. 5) Longest lasting – no other window covering lasts longer than a drape. A lined drape can last ten to fifteen years or longer! You can’t beat that with anything else. These are just a few of the reasons why buying drape makes sense and can actually save you money with utility costs, cleaning expense and time, and superior durability that prevents damage and replacement costs.