When the Heart Wants Warmth to Warm Your Chilled Bones….
When the countries are in the grip of a harsh chilly winter, all that your heart wants is a bit of sunshine, for some warmth and comfort. On those dark gloomy days all you wish for are warmer days to warm those chilled bones. As spring sets in and weather starts to improve, there is a spring in every step. There are blooming flowers everywhere as trees start growing their leaves back. You know that with spring here, summer is not too far. Summer is for all those fun outdoor activities that you have missed out on, for those gorgeous barbeque nights with friends and family.
…. But Then There is a Change of Heart
But few weeks into summer and you know that you cannot get through the season with the growing heat. Unfiltered sunlight brightens the room but also brings in strong glares that can be quite disconcerting for all. Not to speak of the heat that continues to grow inside the house making it unbearable to survive without your air conditioners. So, while summers are looked forward to and anxiously awaited, you are soon looking for ways out of the summer just as quickly. Aah, the irony of it all!
The Need to Block out Sunlight & Heat
With the summer sun beating down mercilessly you to explore your options for blocking the heat and the light out and create a comfortable ambiance within. You can avoid going out in the heat but you need to create a soothing environment within to escape the heat. To do this, your best bet is the sun-blocking blinds and shades that do an admirable job of keeping the light and glares out. Let us take you through some of these fantastic window treatment solutions to keep your homes cool.
Solar Shades are a superb window treatment for the summer months. They are the best sun protectors you can lay your hands on. They successfully block out light and heat and protect your homes from the harmful UV rays. These shades are available in different levels of openness like 3%, 5%, 10% and 15%. A 10% transparency helps to block out 90% of the light and UV rays. Lower openness means greater light blockage while higher openness allows more light to stream through. They help to minimize glare on your computer and TV screens. Versatile and effective these shades are available in a range of colors, textures and designs to add aesthetic appeal and beauty to your windows and rooms.
Dual Roller Blackout Shades
These shades are also extremely effective. They look to combine to separate shades on the same headrail. There is a front sheer shade that you can use for more light and outside view. At the rear side there is a blackout roller shade that you roll down when you want to block light completely and provide maximum privacy. Roller Shades are an elegant choice for your contemporary homes. They give a neat and clean appearance to the windows and are truly versatile. The dual shades help to address your changing needs at different times of the day.
Exterior Solar Shades
If you want to create a sun-protected haven for your homes these shades are truly amazing. Unlike most shades these are installed on the exterior side of the windows and they reflect the sun’s rays back to its source before they can touch the window surface. The glares of the sun’s rays cannot enter the house and can block up to 99% of the UV rays. Your home is protected and sheltered from the scorching heat and light of the sun. They are durable enough to withstand the onslaughts of weather. The best part of Exterior Solar Shades is you can install any blinds and shades indoors without thinking much about functionality and they don’t clash with your solar shades as they are removed from sight.
Roman Shades are a classic beauty that has enjoyed popularity over the years. Roman Shades are made of fabric and if you want to block out light you can do so by choosing the right fabric. You can select heavy fabric, blackout fabric or fabrics with an insulating or blackout liner that will reflect the heat and light back to its sources and not allow it to seep through into the room.
Drapes and Curtains
Drapes and curtains are a timeless beauty that has continued to mesmerize homeowners with their appeal and elegance. You can choose heavy fabrics or line them with a thermal layer or blackout liners to effectively block the light and heat out. They do an admirable job of keeping your interiors cool and pleasant. They offer maximum coverage by covering the windows completely.
Drapes can also be used in combination with other blinds and shades for a more effective solution to keep heat and light out. You lower the blinds and draw the drapes and you have a sun-protected sanctuary in your house.
Shutters are another great window treatment solution for your homes. They come with louvers that give you complete control over lighting, privacy, outside view and heat. Choose shutters with large louvers. Closing them will block out light completely and also keep the glares and UV rays out of the house. As shutters are fitted on window frames like a door there is minimal light leakage through the edges. Shutters are an elegant and durable choice for your homes as they can last for years if they are well maintained and taken care of.
You have at your disposal an array of choices and options for your windows to help keep sunlight out of the rooms and maintain a cool and pleasant ambiance within. All of them work beautifully and can do wonders for your homes.