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As the snow begins to melt and the days get longer, images of spring may soon come to our minds. Of course, this weather shift from snow to rainy spring days to sunny summer afternoons may cause a little anxiety. For example, the damage of the elements can wreak some serious havoc on our home’s siding, doors, decks, and windows. In fact, constant sunlight can break down the lignin that holds wood fibers together which can result in water seeping in and rotting boards and shingles. Fortunately, painting these surfaces with an exterior stain is an excellent option. Easy to apply, resistant to peeling, and capable of bringing out wood’s natural texture or grain, stains offer many wonderful perks that you can enjoy all year long. Read on to discover the best stains for homes, including options from Sikkens and Old Masters.

From wide windows to smaller windows, the glass expansions in your home deserve to be dressed in style. After all, the windows in our homes let in light and allow us to enjoy our views. That is why Hunter Douglas created a window treatment that offers style, depth, and functional benefits to any window: Skyline® Gliding Window Treatments. Typically designed for large windows in your home but perfect for small windows as well, these broad panels add drama to any space. Aside from being beautiful, this Skyline® Gliding Window Treatments also double as a functional room divider when needed. When open, the panels stack tightly to provide unobstructed views. When closed, they display their rich fabric and texture. Read on to discover all of the benefits of adding Skyline® Gliding Window Treatments to your home.


Our window treatments are like artwork for our windows, which is why one of the benefits of adding Skyline® Gliding Window Treatments to your home is their large fabric collection. Boasting a variety of textures, colors, opacities, and openness factors, this collection lets you spread your creative wings far and wide. Plus, with over 600 colors available for you to choose from, Skyline® Gliding Window Treatments offer an endless amount of design opportunities. From the gorgeous color Smoke to the fun Buff hue, this collection has something for everyone. Plus, since these panels can be used as a room divider, they can also add a touch of intrigue to any room in your home.


Of course, the customization fun does not end there. Adding Skyline® Gliding Window Treatments to your home means that you can also select from a variety of available top treatments. Your options include a fabric-wrapped cassette, sleek metal valance, fabric valance, and box valance to create the perfect look. Whether you choose from one of our stunning top treatments or leave your Skyline® Gliding Window Panels as they are, you will love how this window treatment upgrades your home.


In addition to looking great, Skyline® Gliding Window Panels also offer effortless operation. After all, no one wants a window treatment that is a pain to operate daily! Featuring an interlocking bottom weight that prevents the panels from tangling while adding stability, Skyline® Gliding Window Panels offer smooth operation every time. Plus, the patented two-channel track system available lets an infinite number of panels attached to the slim 2 ½" headrail. This allows for minimal stackback and maximum view-through. These are just a few more examples of why you will love adding Skyline® Gliding Window Treatments to your home.


To learn more about the many benefits of adding Hunter Douglas Skyline® Gliding Window Treatments to your home, be sure to contact or visit us today at Monarch Paint & Decorating Centers. We have several locations in and around the Washington, D.C. area, including Alexandria, Virginia. We also proudly serve the Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, and Northwest D.C. areas.