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Too Much Summer Heat in Richmond? Try These Window Treatments to Stay Cool

While summer is the ideal time to enjoy the outdoors, sweltering temperatures can force lots of people back inside their homes. But once in a while excessive heat can chase you indoors by using your windows, forcing you to close the curtains or retreat to a cooler room. Why can summer heat choose where and when you can enjoy the comfort of your own home?

As opposed to sacrificing natural light or scenic views, see about new window treatments. Numerous options come with light-filtering or insulating capabilities that will decrease the amount of heat coming through your windows. These custom window treatments are as beautiful as they are practical. If you’d like to better regulate sunlight, heat, humidity and other concerns, why not request a free in-home or virtual consultation? A local design consultant can suggest dazzling treatments that block sunlight heat from windows.

Roman Shades Scatter Harsh Sunlight

Roman shades are increasingly preferred because they feature attractive designs while being straightforward to use and maintain. These pleated window treatments fold up snugly when raised and deliver a clean, appealing look when down. These controls can even be motorized for ultimate convenience. New custom Roman shades offer privacy and light control.

And if you favor higher energy efficiency, Solera® Soft Shades join the appearance of Roman shades with the insulating cells of honeycomb shades. Choose from a wide range of colors and fabric opacities to ensure you dictate how much light and heat reaches the room. These pockets of air defend against heat and sunlight, helping you reduce your energy use.

Honeycomb Shades Insulate Against Heat

When insulation is the top priority, full honeycomb shades are a convenient option. These shades are supplied in single-, double- and triple-cell varieties, presenting more possibilities depending on your home’s needs. Some are also made with numerous layers of fabric for an even greater layer of protection. You don't need to worry about obstructing the window entirely, because translucent fabrics provide a cozy glow as sunlight is scattered into the room.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are the most energy-efficient honeycomb shades offered. You can decide between two styles, multiple layers of fabric and different pleat sizes for a truly personal final product. You can even include blackout or light diffusion for the ultimate control over sunlight heat.

Plantation Shutters Withstand Heat, Humidity and Fading

For an amazing mix of elegance and performance, you can never go wrong with custom plantation shutters. Their strong, luxurious look complements many kinds of home and décor. But did you know they’re also perfect for blocking sunlight and heat? With the right material, plantation shutters can be the ideal answer to energy-efficiency problems.

Louverwood® Plantation Shutters are crafted with innovative cellular PVC that looks similar to natural hardwood but features much more effective insulation. Not only do these shutters look great, but they’ll stay that way thanks to natural resistance to cracking, peeling and fading. You’ll welcome their minimal maintenance needs while enjoying their effortless style for years to come.

Fine Tune Your Shutters with Our Visualizer Tool

Need to try before you buy? Louver Shop of Richmond and our Visualizer Tool make it simple to compare and contrast shutter styles and colors. Select from an assortment of sample photos or upload your own picture of the windows you’re updating. It’s an easy way to find out how particular details will suit the rest of the room’s interior design.

Keep Out Sunlight and Heat with Help from Louver Shop of Richmond

A good set of new window treatments can make managing summer heat and sunlight feel like a refreshing breeze. Custom fabric opacities, insulating air pockets and durable materials can help make sure that your windows are energy-efficient components of your home. If you want competent advice about your options, try scheduling a free consultation with one of our design experts. They match Louver Shop of Richmond for their commitment to helping you track down the perfect window treatments.