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Best Window Treatments for Blocking Out Heat

Natural sunlight is stunning, and it can help our homes and moods feel so much brighter. Sometimes it feels like we can never get enough, but during the hottest and brightest summer months, that’s probably not true. In the heat of a hot summer, it can be hard to find a place out of the scorching sun where one can cool off for just a bit.

Hunter Douglas Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters blocking heat and filtering sunlight in a Georgia home near Alpharetta, GA

On days when the sun’s heat force pours in through your windows, ultraviolet rays will damage your home’s interior décor. This includes your art, carpet, paint, wallpaper, wood flooring, and furnishings will fade, crack, and warp when exposed to strong levels of ultraviolet exposure. The damage is irreversible. So rather than replace your décor, it’s wise to invest in Window Treatments that block out these damaging rays and the heat they produce while letting enough sunlight in to keep your home bright.

Here at Classic Blinds and Shutters, we carry a variety of decorative Window Treatments that will ensure your belongings are protected, and your living space is cool and comfortable.

Vinyl Shutters to Stand Up to the Sun

Palm Beach Polysatin Shutters are one of our favorite heat withstanding Window Treatments. These shutters will have a face-off with the sun on any given summer day. Made from composite vinyl, they stand up to heat and humidity, so they are a perfect match for a Georgian home. Solid as a rock yet offering a light and airy appeal, these treatments will save you energy costs by locking out the heat. Easily maneuvered by hand, with a tilt bar, or smart automation, these shutters will make your life filled with the cooling comfort you need on those days when the sun is as bold as can be.

Cellular Layers to Keep the Heat Away

Cellular Shades are one of the most popular Window Treatments for blocking out heat. We are proud to carry three styles by Hunter Douglas: Duette® Cellular Shades, Solera® Roman Shades, and Sonnette® Roller Shades. Each offers energy savings and aesthetic delight, all while keeping your house cool when the sun blares outside. Because of the cellular shades' cellular design, they trap excess air against your window treatments and form an insulating layer. This keeps your home cooler and you feeling better.

With top/down, bottom/up design, there is no need to block out the entire world. In the intensity of the afternoon heat, simply pull the top down a bit to let in natural light, while the bottom half will keep the heat from pouring in.

Cellular shades fit snuggly into the window frame creating a seal deterring heat from entering. No matter the shape or size of your windows, shades can easily be fitted to perfection.

We Want to Keep You Cool

Our experts here at Classic Blinds and Shutters, located in Alpharetta, Georgia, know our shades inside and out and are eager to demonstrate our products so you can select the Window Treatments that will help you keep cool when the heat is on. Stop in and see us at 488 N Main St, Ste 109, Alpharetta, GA, or set up a consultation online!

Don’t forget to check out the new Federal Government tax credit savings promotion available for qualifying certain Window Treatments! These energy-efficient window treatments will not only keep you cooler but can help you save money in the process!