If you live in a warm place, keeping your home cool in the summer is probably a top priority. After all, maintaining the temperature inside the house means more comfort and lower electricity bills. One great way to help keep the interior temperatures cooler during the summer is with heat-beating window coverings. Ready to learn more? Keep reading for the best window coverings for blocking out summer heat.
Shutters are one of the most classic window coverings available. Usually made from thick wood, wood composites, or vinyl, plantation shutters effectively insulate rooms from the heat and cold outside. Shutters will feature slats that can open and close to allow light in. Keeping them closed will insulate them from the sunlight and heat during summer. Plantation shutters can also be opened and closed like doors for even more insulation versatility.
Also known as cellular shades, honeycomb shades are an extremely efficient window covering in terms of energy savings. This style of shade features cell-like pockets that trap warm air at the windows, preventing it from entering your room. This keeps the ambient temperature down without having to run the AC constantly. How much insulation the shades offer will depend on both the pleat size and whether it is single-, double-, or tripled-celled.
Honeycomb shades are not only energy efficient but also versatile and attractive. They’re available in nearly any color to match any decor. Plus, they come in corded and cordless versions so you can choose between a traditional or modern approach to window coverings.
Horizontal blinds are a cost-effective and energy efficient option that works well in practically any home. They’re offered in a variety of materials and colors and can be made to fit your windows. Blinds are made to resist heat and humidity present around windows and will stay in great condition for years if installed and used correctly. In addition, the louvers can be turned to a variety of positions and the blinds themselves can be raised or lowered as needed to block out sunlight.
Drapes may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of heat-defeating window coverings, but they can be a good option for homeowners that wish to preserve an elegant style. And because of the way drapes are installed around the window frame, it offers more complete window coverage and insulation.
Make sure to check out different fabrics when selecting your drapes, since some materials will be more insulating than others. If needed, consider adding a thermal lining to the back of the fabric for even more energy saving.
Getting the right window covering to beat the summer heat is easy. Just contact the window experts at Blinds in Style today for assistance! Give us a call at 1300 739 999 or come down and visit our showroom to see all of the amazing window coverings we have to offer to help you beat the summer heat!