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Window Treatments that Can Help You Beat the Heat this Summer

In this article, Blinds By Design – offering free in-home shopping to Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky (KY) and Jeffersonville and Sellersburg, Indiana (IN) – are here to provide you with information about different styles of window treatments that can help keep your home more comfortable through the summer months.

The summer months bring with them rising temperatures that can make your home uncomfortable and increase your energy bills. Changing your window treatments is a great way to help keep your home cool during the summer and update your home’s style. At Blinds By Design, we offer a wide selection of window treatments from Hunter Douglas, Skandia, Timber, and Worldwide Window Fashions. To learn more about window treatments that can help you beat the heat this summer, contact us today to schedule a free in-home consultation.

Cellular shades, also sometimes referred to as honeycomb shades because of their shape, are a great way to keep your home more comfortable during any season, but especially during the summer months. They feature small pockets that trap air and keep it from escaping through your windows. These cells insulate your windows to keep your home’s temperature more regulated during the day. In addition, your heating and cooling units won’t have to work as hard, and you can save money on your energy bills.

In addition to increasing your home’s energy-efficiency, honeycomb shades are great for light control. The extra fabric used to make up the cells offers extra light-filtering or light-blocking capabilities, so you can always have the perfect levels of light control in your home. We offer both room-darkening and light-filtering options in a variety of colors to help you create exactly the look and feel you want in your home.

Blackout shades are another great option, because they are typically thicker than normal shades. These window treatments are often made from opaque, heavy materials in dark colors to help keep excess light out of your home. Because there is less light entering your home, the internal temperature will stay lower, and you won’t have to keep turning your air conditioning up to keep your home cool. If you find a sheer fabric you love but want more light control for your home, we can also add a liner to your shades. These liners can either be operated independently to give you two opacities in a single shade, or they can be sewn directly into the shade.

Along with the many functional benefits offered by our shades, they are also extremely stylish. We offer a large selection of patterns, colors, and textures that will look amazing with your existing decor. We can also outfit a multitude of specialty-shaped windows, including arched and angled windows. With these options, you can easily outfit any window in your home and create a more cohesive look.

To learn more about finding beautiful custom window treatments that can help you keep cool this summer, contact the experts at Blinds By Design today. We offer free in-home consultations, so you can see exactly how our products will look in your home before you make any purchases. By having us come to you, you can be more confident in the decisions you make. We proudly serve Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky (KY), Sellersburg and Jeffersonville, Indiana (IN), and the surrounding area.

1 thought on “Window Treatments that Can Help You Beat the Heat this Summer”

  1. I’m trying to decide what sort of window treatments to get now that I’m redecorating my interior, and I really want something that insulates against heat well, as you said. It’s great that cellular shades work so well in the energy efficiency department, and I can definitely see how the honeycomb design would allow for better insulation. The fact that they have great light control interests me as well, and I’ll have to look into that style when I go treatments shopping.

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