Decor That Keeps You Warm

Serving The Berkshires And Beyond

Custom Thermal Shades is a small Massachusetts company that manufactures custom made-to-order Thermal Insulated Window Treatments. Each shade is hand crafted to your specifications, sewing them one at a time, the old-fashioned way. We’re are here to work with you to design the right Custom Thermal Shades for you, so you can enjoy years of warmth, comfort, and savings.

How much money can I save?

Drastically reduce heating and cooling bills!

Our customers have reported up to a 50% savings in heating costs after putting Custom Thermal Shades on the windows in their home. Some have even reported higher savings! It doesn’t matter what fuel you heat with; Custom Thermal shades will help cut your heating bill and make you more comfortable in your home, both Winter and Summer. And you don’t have to have “old” windows to appreciate the difference our shades make. Windows, no matter how new or efficient, are the biggest source of heat loss in your home.  Adding our five layer insulated shades will seal off any drafts and cut winter heat loss. It’s like adding two inches of insulation to your windows! So throw out that plastic and get something that will add value to your home, look fantastic year-round, and last for years to come. Our Custom Thermal Shades will reduce heat loss by more the 80% in the winter and reduce solar gain by 79% in the summer.

Other Benefits:

When down, our Custom thermal Shades are both room darkening, and reduce noise from the outside, allowing for you to have a better night’s sleep. You can also sleep better knowing that the use of our shades significantly reduces the use of fossil fuels, thus reducing your carbon footprint. And best of all, they are Made in America.

Need some help deciding which style is right for you? See our FAQ page for some pointers. Give us a call at 413-354-2320 to discuss your needs and work with you to design the right Custom Thermal Shades for you. 
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How it works:

Custom Thermal Shades are composed of a five-layer system, designed to give the maximum insulating factor available in a window treatment. The sides are sealed either with magnets or Velcro, depending on the style you choose. The tight seal is the key to stopping drafts and reducing heat loss.

Layers That Keep You WarmThe five-layer system includes:

  1. Decorator fabric of your choosing
  2. Metallized Mylar with needled air-trapping polyester fibers
  3. Reflective polyethylene vapor barrier
  4. High density needled hollow fibers.
  5. Moisture resistant lining

Read About Past Projects

Wide Pleat Roman Custom Thermal Shades Jack and his son were concerned with the rising cost of heating their home and were

Ian was looking to cut his family’s utility bills with Custom Thermal Shades, but was concerned about having cords, as he has

Custom Quilt-Top Side Draw shades Sonny’s late wife Linda was an avid quilter, who left behind her legacy of the love of

Deb had contacted me looking for some Custom Thermal Shades to help cozy up her new home. After measuring her windows, I

This Quaint Berkshire apartment kitchen features three styles of our Custom Thermal Shades: The large window is our Wide Pleat Roman Style,

Sarah has a lovely off-grid bed and breakfast in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts. Her Inn is an earth shelter, with large

Our Styles Can Meet Your Every Need

Home * Office * RV


Hanging The Basic ShadeCost-effective problem solver


Stagecoach Shade ExampleVersatile, stylish and economical

Classic Roman

Our most popular shade

Wide-Pleat Roman

Wide Pleat Roman Example
A good solution for very large windows


Side Draw ShadePerfect for sliding glass doors and more

Custom Quilt Top

Wide Pleat Quilt ExampleShown in pleated roman shade

Design Challenge

Stairwell SealCustom-designed solutions for home or business