Summer has officially begun! For homeowners, that means we’ll be looking for ways to keep our homes cool during the hottest time of the year. You might be surprised to learn that the window treatments you choose play a large role in the temperature and energy efficiency of your home. Here are a few window treatments that will keep you cool this summer!
When it comes to insulating a home in the winter or the summertime, our top choice is a roller shade! There are a few distinct style options on the market that you can check out to see which best suits your taste. Regardless of your choice, this upgrade is sure to make a noticeable improvement to the temperature of your home.
The internal honeycomb shape of Cellular Honeycomb Shades allows air to be trapped between your window and the shade itself. Naturally, temperature control will be made easier if you keep the shade as close to the window as possible to limit the surface area of the home that receives heating from the sun.
Our luxury roller shade, the Sonnette®, is also a great pick for insulating your home during both the summer and the winter. Rather than relying on a specially engineered honeycomb shape, the Sonnette makes use of two layers of fabric that diffuse light and create a soft glow at your window. The second, undetectable layer traps air in distinct pockets to add an extra layer of insulation at your window.
If you’d prefer to let more light in during the day time, blinds may be a better option for your home. Of course, this option will let more heat into our homes as well, but you can easily rotate the slats to manage both incoming light and privacy until you’ve set the perfect mood for your space.
Regardless of the window treatment you use this summer, PowerView® Automation can upgrade it to the next level. This system allows complete automation of window treatments, meaning you can adjust your window coverings based on sunrise, hot afternoon sunlight, sunset and bedtime. Alternatively, you can also make adjustments on the fly using your smart assistant or the included remote control!
Exceptional Views is your best resource for stunning window treatments, shutters, drapery, top treatments and more in the greater Baltimore, MD area. We offer in-home consultation to find the perfect window solutions for your home and needs. To learn more about our winter window treatment options or schedule your complimentary design consultation, contact Exceptional Views today through our website here or by calling (410) 236-5051.