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Deflect Humidity with These 3 Custom Window Treatments in Richmond

As your AC bills increase due to warm weather, you may be looking for ways to decrease your residence’s energy expenses. Modernizing your window treatments is one way you can keep your loved ones cooler all through hot weather.

Window treatments don’t only make your residence look stylish. They can also halt energy escapes throughout the year at your windows. About 76% of sunlight that reaches double-pane windows in the summer is converted 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 professional from Louver Shop of Richmond is a ideal place to begin.

Our experts are members of your community, so they understand the climate and type of weather you have. That gives them the special benefit of helping you find the best solution for your residence during a free consultation.

In the meantime, here are our recommendations for the ideal window treatments in Richmond for blocking warmth.

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are an excellent way to deflect summertime heat and could even decrease your cooling bills. For the greatest energy efficiency, we advise our LouverWood™ plantation shutters.

These premium faux wood plantation shutters are created from a solid polymer. This low-maintenance material protects against heat up to three times better than wood. And it can weather extreme temps and humidity without warping or blistering.

We make it a breeze 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 production and skilled installation.

We produce all our plantation shutters here in the U.S., so you’ll have them much more rapidly. And we promise they’ll continue to be attractive for years.

Honeycomb Shades


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. Consequently, you may discover your house stays cooler in spite of 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 customize. They’re made with six layers of fabric and five insulating air pockets. And with the LightLock™ system, you can take in or block just about all incoming hot sunlight.

When you collaborate with Louver Shop of Richmond, you’ll have access to the biggest 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 can move or schedule your window coverings with an app on your web-enabled device.

Horizontal Blinds


Horizontal blinds are a reasonably priced way to [[stop|keep out|block summertime heat. One of our most ordered styles, EverWood® horizontal blinds, gives your residence the appearance of plantation shutters at a budget-friendly price.

These faux wood blinds are created from polymer, an energy-efficient material that weathers bright sunlight, hot temperatures and high humidity. Polymer also resists warping, bleaching and discoloration better than all-wood blinds.

EverWood blinds come in many natural-looking wood finishes, from white to dark brown TruGrain®. They can also be upgraded 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 creating 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 start? Contact us at 888-428-1415 today to request your consultation now!

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