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

While summer is the season to have fun outdoors, sweltering temperatures can drive lots of people back in their homes. But occasionally excessive heat can follow you indoors via your windows, forcing you to pull the curtains or withdraw to a cooler room. Why should summer heat decide where and when you can appreciate the comfort of your own home?

Rather than depriving yourself of natural light or scenic views, try new window treatments. Numerous options feature light-filtering or insulating qualities that will lower the amount of heat arriving through your windows. These custom window treatments are as eye-catching as they are practical. If you prefer to better manage sunlight, heat, humidity and other issues, why not request a free in-home or virtual consultation? A local design specialist can propose breathtaking treatments that block sunlight heat from windows.

Roman Shades Disperse Harsh Sunlight

Roman shades are increasingly common because they feature attractive designs while being straightforward to clean and maintain. These pleated window treatments fold snugly when raised and offer you a clean, appealing look when covering the window. These controls can even be motorized for complete convenience. New custom Roman shades grant privacy and light control.

And if you favor higher energy efficiency, Solera® Soft Shades unite the appearance of Roman shades with the insulating cells of honeycomb shades. Choose from a broad selection of colors and fabric opacities to ensure you dictate how much light and heat reaches the room. These pockets of air shield 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 fantastic solution. These shades are offered in single-, double- and triple-cell varieties, providing more options depending on your home’s needs. Some are also made with multiple layers of fabric for an even stronger layer of protection. You don't need to worry about blocking the window entirely, because translucent fabrics provide a warm glow as sunlight is scattered into the room.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are the most energy-efficient honeycomb shades available. You can choose between two styles, various layers of fabric and a variety of pleat sizes for a truly customized final product. You can even add blackout or light diffusion for the ultimate control over sunlight heat.

Plantation Shutters Stand Up To Heat, Humidity and Fading

For a magnificent mix of style and functionality, you can never go wrong with customized plantation shutters. Their durable, luxurious look suits many kinds of home and interior design. But have you heard they’re also helpful for blocking sunlight and heat? With the correct material, plantation shutters can be the best possible remedy to energy-efficiency concerns.

Louverwood® Plantation Shutters are built from innovative cellular PVC that appears like natural hardwood but features much more robust insulation. Not only do these shutters look fantastic, but they’ll last that way thanks to natural resistance to cracking, peeling and fading. You’ll appreciate their low maintenance needs while enjoying their effortless charm for years to come.

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

Keep Out Sunlight and Heat with Help from Louver Shop of Northern Virginia

A good set of new window treatments can make managing summer heat and sunlight feel like a cool breeze. Custom fabric opacities, insulating air pockets and tough materials can help ensure your windows are energy-efficient components of your home. If you’d like competent advice on your options, try scheduling a free consultation with one of our design experts. They match Louver Shop of Northern Virginia for their commitment to helping you find the perfect window treatments.