Summer's warm temperatures and clear sunny skies are great for outdoor fun, but it’s important to have a cool escape from the Jacksonville heat during the summer months.
If you don’t have the appropriate window treatment to beat the heat, you may end up with uncomfortable indoor temperatures as well as a high electric bill. The right window treatment can also make your home more stylish and even increase your privacy!
Here are five summer-inspired window treatments that you can install in your home for more comfortable temperatures and a more affordable electric bill.
Solar Screen Shades
The hot Florida sunshine can be detrimental to your home’s furnishings, and it can also make your living space incredibly uncomfortable. One great set of shades that can protect your home and increase your comfort are solar screen shades. Solar screen shades will protect your home from the sun’s bright glare and heat while also giving you plenty of visibility of the outdoors.
Solar screen shades come in three different styles: light fabrics, dark fabrics, and reflective high-performance fabrics. The three styles have different benefits that will reduce both your home’s temperature and your electric bill.
These classic shades offer both summer style and comfort. Roman shades stack evenly when they’re open, giving them a neat and even appearance, and they come in a variety of fold sizes to fit whatever style suits your home. They are made from either fabric or woven woods, and they come in a variety of textures and colors.
In addition to offering both style and comfort, roman shades are incredibly easy to clean and maintain. All you’ll need is the brush attachment of a vacuum or a microfiber cloth to leave your shades spotless.
Authentic wood blinds can give your home a classic summer style while also offering you comfort and privacy. Wood blinds are made from strong woods like bamboo and basswood, enabling them to last for a long time without needing to be replaced. Like roman and solar screen shades, wood blinds will also reduce your energy costs and protect your home from the summer heat.
Wood blinds are also great for matching the wood stain on furniture, picture frames, and antiques. They come in various wood stains and textures, like Maple and Cherry, so you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect wood to fit your home’s unique style.
Faux Wood Blinds
Faux wood blinds provide the same style and protection as authentic wood blinds but at a more affordable price. Faux wood blinds are made from vinyl, PVC, or composite woods, like plywood and fiberboard, and they come in many styles and colors, including Acorn, Cloud White, Mahogany, and many more.
An added benefit of faux wood blinds is that they’re great for rooms that contain moisture. Unlike authentic wood blinds, faux wood will not swell or retain moisture when exposed to high humidity, making them perfect for kitchens and bathrooms. Additionally, faux wood blinds provide top-notch insulation from the summer heat.
Shutters are a great way to make your home both energy-efficient and increase your curbside appeal. Shutters come in a variety of colors and styles that will perfectly complement your home, including Brown, Wicker, Burgundy, and Dark Blue. One great way you can pick out your shutter's color and style is by matching them with your window style and shape.
Selecting the best materials for your shutters will greatly increase their lifespan. With Jacksonville’s humid weather, the best materials for long-lasting shutters are synthetic or light metal materials.
If you want to learn more about different window treatments that are perfect for summer, stop by our showroom or visit our website. We also offer free in-home consultations so that you can find the perfect window treatment for your home!