Best Window Treatments for Summer

The joys of summer include feeling the warmth of sunlight on your face streaming through your windows and watching nature out the window as you sip your morning coffee.  Windows are gifts that give us these priceless opportunities. At the same time, it is important to keep your windows from making your home feel like a fishbowl by heating up temperatures inside. Enjoy the delights of summer by upgrading your window solutions to improve your view and keep the delicious cool air inside all season long.

According to Energy.gov, heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for over 25% of residential cooling and heating energy loss.  Whether your home is new construction or you have older windows, remaining energy efficient should always be a top priority.  Eliminate the uncomfortable feeling of a cold breeze during the winter or losing valuable cooled air during the summertime.  It is easy to mitigate energy loss in style with window treatments that are perfect to utilize during the warm, summer months.

Roller shades are a modern way to combat glare from the sun, making it easier to read and see the screens of your electronics.  A major benefit is the ability of roller shades to block solar heat while giving your home and belongings UV protection. 

Honeycomb or cellular shades are one of the most popular and effective window solutions for summer.  Constructed of different sized cells that are honeycomb shaped, these energy efficient beauties have the ability to provide an additional layer of protection on your windows as well as to trap air.  This is an ideal choice for homes with many windows.

We love Roman shades to help keep your home cool as they can insulate your home, thanks to the thick material used.  They are obviously most effective when they are closed so they are ideal for spaces like guest rooms where they can remain closed during the day.

Shutters are ideal to reduce energy waste as they can be installed tight to the window frame, reducing the air flowing outside.   Since shutters are available in lots of materials, they are perfect for many different spaces in your home.  Try rich genuine wood shutters in your living room or den.  Sturdy composite shutters are a great choice for high humidity spaces like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms since they can withstand moisture as well as heat and sunlight without cracking, fading or warping.

Let Budget Blinds of Greenwich help you prep your home for summer to prevent your cooling bills from skyrocketing due to energy loss. Call (203) 580-3362 today to schedule your free consultation.  We’ll bring the showroom right to your home so we can get a feel for your space, décor and style.  The process is simple and more affordable than you imagine.  It is our passion to help clients transform their home’s interior into something special and amazing.  From setting the appointment to meeting with our design team all the way through our expert installation and quality products backed by an industry leading warranty, Budget Blinds of Greenwich will help set you up for a cool summer!