As your air conditioning bills increase due to warm weather, you could be thinking how you can control your house’s cooling expenses. Modernizing your window treatments is one way you can keep your household cooler throughout warm weather.
Window treatments don’t only make your home look attractive. They can also halt energy leaks all year at your windows. About 76% of sunlight that falls on double-pane windows in the summer is transformed into heat, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. In cold weather, the DOE says your windows can leak about 30% of your heating.
The right window treatment can hold more of your cooling (and heat) where it should be—in your residence. Since there’s a lot of possibilities out there, hiring a local window treatment specialist from Louver Shop of Richmond is a good place to get started.
Our experts are members of your community, so they understand the climate and type of weather you deal with. That gives them the special benefit of helping you find the best option for your house during a free consultation.
In the meantime, here are our recommendations for the ideal window treatments in Richmond for blocking warmth.
Plantation shutters are an excellent way to stop summertime heat and could even reduce your cooling bills. For the greatest energy efficiency, we suggest our LouverWood® plantation shutters.
These premium faux wood plantation shutters are created from a solid polymer. This low-upkeep material protects against heat up to three times better than wood. And it can weather soaring temps and humidity without warping or blistering.
We make it simple to customize your LouverWood shutters. You select the color, louver size and frame style during our free consultation. Then we’ll take it from there with custom assembly and professional installation.
We make all our plantation shutters here in the United States, so you’ll have them much more rapidly. And we pledge they’ll continue to be attractive for years.
Our honeycomb shades are among the most energy-efficient options, even more so for tall windows. These shades use insulating pockets that capture air to reduce high temps from your windows. As a consequence, you may learn your house stays cooler despite a higher thermostat setting.
These cellular shades can be ordered in single-, double- and triple-cell construction. The more cells you want, the better the energy efficiency you’ll have.
Duette® honeycomb shades are the best energy-efficient honeycomb shades you can get. They’re made with six layers of fabric and five insulating air pockets. And with the LightLock™ system, you can take in or stop virtually all incoming hot sunlight.
When you collaborate with Louver Shop of Richmond, you’ll have access to the largest selection of fabric colors and patterns for your new shades. Ask us for more details about upgrading your shades with PowerView® automation. This smart home technology gives you the ability to move or schedule your window coverings with an app on your web-enabled device.
Horizontal blinds are an economical way to [[stop|keep out|block summertime heat. One of our most desired styles, EverWood® horizontal blinds, gives your home the style of plantation shutters at a budget-friendly price.
These faux wood blinds are created from polymer, an energy-efficient material that stands up to harsh sunlight, extreme temperatures and high humidity. Polymer also resists warping, bleaching and staining better than all-wood blinds.
EverWood blinds come in many natural-looking wood finishes, from white to dark brown TruGrain®. They can also be enhanced with de-Light™ to stop more sunshine and PowerView to make using them faster than ever.
Choose the Best Window Treatments for Your House with Louver Shop of Richmond
At Louver Shop of Richmond, we want to make the experience of making new window treatments a fun—and even enjoyable—one. Your local consultant will be with you every step of the way, from free consultation to professional installation. Ready to begin? Contact us at 888-428-1415 today to request your consultation now!