As your air conditioning bills go up due to summer weather, you may be looking for ways to lower your residence’s cooling costs. Enhancing your window treatments is one method you can keep your household cozier during warm weather.
Window treatments don’t just make your residence look stylish. They can also decrease energy loss year-round at your windows. About 76% of light that hits double-pane windows in the summer is transformed into heat, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. In the winter, the DOE says your windows can leak about 30% of your heating.
The right window treatment can retain more of your AC (and warmth) where it belongs—inside. Since there’s a lot of solutions to select from, partnering with a local window treatment professional from Louver Shop of Pittsburgh is a smart place to get started.
Our experts are members of your community, so they get the climate and sort of weather you have. That gives them the special advantage of helping you locate the best fit for your residence during a free consultation.
In the meantime, here are our suggestions for the top window treatments in Pittsburgh for blocking heat.
Plantation shutters are an excellent way to block summertime warmth and may even reduce your cooling costs. For the highest energy efficiency, we recommend our LouverWood™ plantation shutters.
These premium faux wood plantation shutters are made from a solid polymer. This low-maintenance material shields against heat up to three times better than wood. And it can weather soaring heat and humidity without buckling or flaking.
We make it a breeze to customize your LouverWood shutters. You pick the color, louver size and frame style when we meet for our free consultation. Then we’ll take it from there with custom production and pro installation.
We produce all our plantation shutters here in the USA, so you’ll have them much faster. And we guarantee they’ll remain attractive for many years.
Our honeycomb shades are included in the most energy-efficient options, especially for tall windows. These shades have insulating compartments that trap air to decrease high temps from your windows. As a consequence, you could find your home stays cooler despite a higher thermostat setting.
These cellular shades can be ordered in single-, double- and triple-cell styles. The more cells you choose, the greater the energy efficiency you’ll receive.
Duette® honeycomb shades are the best energy-efficient honeycomb shades you can customize. They’re designed with six layers of fabric and five insulating air pockets. And with the LightLock™ system, you can take in or stop nearly all incoming searing sunlight.
When you partner with Louver Shop of Pittsburgh, you’ll receive the largest collection of fabric colors and patterns for your personalized shades. Ask your designer for more info about personalizing your shades with PowerView® automation. This smart home technology allows you to move or schedule your window treatments with an app on your web-enabled device.
Horizontal blinds are a budget-friendly way to [[stop|keep out|block summertime heat. One of our most desired styles, EverWood® horizontal blinds, gives your home the style of plantation shutters at a reasonable price.
These faux wood blinds are manufactured from polymer, an energy-efficient material that stands up to strong sunlight, high temperatures and high humidity. Polymer also blocks bending, fading and staining better than real wood blinds.
EverWood blinds can be customized in many realistic wood finishes, from white to dark brown TruGrain®. They can also be upgraded with de-Light™ to deflect more sunshine and PowerView to make operating them easier than ever.
Choose the Best Window Treatments for Your House with Louver Shop of Pittsburgh
At Louver Shop of Pittsburgh, we want to make the experience of designing modern window treatments a fun—and even delightful—one. Your local consultant will be with you every step of the way, from free consultation to pro installation. Want to get started? Contact us at 888-428-1415 today to schedule your appointment now!