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

While summer is the time of year to enjoy the outdoors, sweltering temperatures can force lots of people back into their homes. But sometimes high heat can accompany you indoors through your windows, forcing you to close the curtains or escape to a cooler room. Why can summer heat define where and when you can indulge in the comfort of your own home?

As opposed to depriving yourself of natural light or scenic views, look into new window treatments. Many options incorporate light-filtering or insulating features that can reduce the amount of heat coming through your windows. These custom window treatments are as eye-catching as they are practical. If you’d like to better manage sunlight, heat, humidity and other concerns, why not schedule a free in-home or virtual consultation? A local design expert can recommend dazzling treatments that block sunlight heat from windows.

Roman Shades Diffuse Harsh Sunlight

Roman shades are increasingly fashionable because they provide attractive designs while being uncomplicated to use and maintain. These pleated window treatments close neatly when up and convey a clean, appealing look when lowered. These controls can even be motorized for complete convenience. New custom Roman shades offer privacy and light control.

And if you prefer higher energy efficiency, Solera® Soft Shades combine the appearance of Roman shades with the insulating cells of honeycomb shades. Select from an assortment of colors and fabric opacities to ensure you decide how much light and heat reaches the room. These pockets of air shield against heat and sunlight, helping you lower your energy use.

Honeycomb Shades Insulate Against Heat

When insulation is more of a priority, full honeycomb shades are a convenient solution. These shades come in single-, double- and triple-cell varieties, presenting more possibilities depending on your home’s needs. Some are also made with several layers of fabric for an even greater layer of protection. You don't need to worry about blocking the window entirely, because translucent fabrics offer a cozy glow as sunlight is dispersed into the room.

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

Plantation Shutters Withstand Heat, Humidity and Fading

For an impressive combination of elegance and performance, you can never go wrong with new plantation shutters. Their strong, deluxe look suits many styles of home and décor. But did you know they’re also helpful for blocking sunlight and heat? With the appropriate material, plantation shutters may be the best possible answer to energy-efficiency concerns.

Louverwood® Plantation Shutters are made with advanced cellular PVC that looks like natural hardwood but features much more robust insulation. Not only do these shutters look terrific, but they’ll remain that way because of natural resistance to cracking, peeling and fading. You’ll welcome their low maintenance needs while enjoying their effortless beauty for years to come.

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Want to try before you buy? Louver Shop of Pittsburgh and our Visualizer Tool make it painless to find shutter styles and colors. Explore a variety of sample photos or upload your own picture of the windows you’re remodeling. It’s an effective way to determine how particular details will match the rest of the room’s aesthetic.

Keep Out Sunlight and Heat with Help from Louver Shop of Pittsburgh

A good set of new window treatments can make coping with summer heat and sunlight feel like a cool breeze. Custom fabric opacities, insulating air pockets and sturdy materials can help ensure your windows are energy-efficient components of your home. If you’d like professional advice concerning your options, try requesting a free consultation with one of our design experts. They match Louver Shop of Pittsburgh for their commitment to helping you track down the perfect window treatments.