Custom blinds and drapes are one of the easiest ways to elevate the look and feel of any room in your home. You might be surprised to learn that making your home look good isn’t the only thing custom blinds, curtains, and shades can do. They also have a big role to play in keeping your home comfortable by keeping heat out when you want to be cool, and keeping heat in when you’d prefer to be warm. Keep reading to learn more.
What most people don’t realize, however, is that custom blinds, shades, and curtains are a low-tech, highly-efficient way to beat the heat! Here are just a few ways custom window treatments from Couvrant Interior Window Fashion that can help you control the temperature in your home:
Utilize Exterior Shades
The best way to beat heat gain is to prevent sunlight from hitting the surface of your window at all. This can best be done with awnings or other exterior shade options we offer.
Use Curtains & Drapes Strategically
During the summer (and any time the sun is shining directly onto your windows) it’s best to keep curtains and drapes closed. Just this simple act can reduce heat gain by up to 33 percent. Our professional installer can hang your custom curtains in such a way that they’re as close to the window as possible, further reducing the heat that enters your home!
Get Reversible Shades
“Reversible shades that are white on one side and dark on the other can be switched with the seasons with the white side reflecting the sun in the summer and the dark side absorbing it in the winter,” explains Consumer Reports. You may also want to investigate quilted roller shades and Roman shades that are insulated, as these can be more effective than other soft window treatments.
Install Custom Blinds
While blinds are a very flexible form of window treatment, they’re not the most effective in blocking heat. This is mostly because even privacy blinds have slats, either horizontal or vertical, through which the heated air can make its way into your home. However, when completely closed, highly reflective blinds can reduce heat gain by around 45 percent, reports the Department of Energy.
No matter why you’re looking for custom window treatments, remember that the skilled team at Couvrant is ready to help. Give us a call! Get your free quotation and in-home consultation now – call us at (202) 350-0047 or drop your information below and we will get in touch with you right away!