The log days of summer are not far away, and chances are you will be willing to try anything in order to beat the heat. If your air conditioner is just not doing the trick, and your home feels warmer than ever, it might be time to consider using window treatments to help keep your home cool and comfortable. At Blinds Express & More, we provide clients with custom window treatment options that are designed to help keep their Apple Valley homes at an ideal temperature. People throughout the High Desert have found that the proper shades and drapes can help them achieve greater temperature control in their homes.
Blinds and Window Shades
Homeowners have several options when it comes to temperature control blinds and shades. For a temporary way to keep the heat out of the home, you can consider honeycomb blinds. These blinds are perfect for rooms where the sun comes directly through the windows, especially in those lingering afternoon hours. The honeycomb blinds quickly expand to cover the window and keep the heat out of the room.
Clients who want to invest in blinds that will work for them all year long can consider reversible blinds with a reflective surface on one side. The reflector side can be facing outward in the summer months so that the sun’s rays reflect off of the window treatments, keeping the room at just the right temperature. Then, as the weather gets colder, the blinds can be reversed, and the dark side will help draw heat into the room.
Of course, you also can consider exterior blinds for a more permanent solution to temperature control throughout the home.
Most people consider drapes and fabric treatments to be decorative rather than functional, but there are drapes that are designed to help control the temperature in a particular room. If you have rooms in your homes that face west or south, you should consider thermal drapes. These treatments, which are sometimes referred to as “blackout curtains,” block light from entering the room and, therefore, keep the room a cool, comfortable temperature. In addition, most of these drapes have an insulated layer to provide the homeowner with greater temperature control during June, July and August. Essentially, the thermal layer prevents heat from seeping in through the exterior structure of your house.
The experts at Blinds Express & More can help you create customized window treatments designed to meet your specific needs. Whether you live in a home that bakes in the sun all day, or your bedroom is situated so the setting sun cooks it each afternoon, you will want to find window treatments that will help you stay comfortable inside your house all summer long. Not only do we have plenty of functional options available, but we also specialize in creating temperature control treatments that are stylish. You won’t have to compromise your interior decor simply because you want your house to stay cool throughout the summer.