Window Shades for Summer

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With the weather warming and the sun out this spring, you’re probably basking in the sun and enjoying the chirping of the birds, and we encourage you to do just that. However, when summer comes, you might find that your current window shades or lack of proper window coverings aren’t so nice anymore. 

The hot summer sun can transform a room from a very comfortable place into what seems like an oven. Having the right window shades for summer will help you enjoy your space all summer long. Here are some of the best window shades for summer. 

Day-and-Night Shades Offer Versatility

You might not know about day-and-night shades. These are essentially two different shades on one window. They often have cellular or pleated shade design. The combination shades offer different levels of materials and colors. This helps you choose the option that’s right for the time of day and the type of sunlight your windows get. They come in several styles, so make sure to discuss the options and your preferences before purchasing. 

Summer-Friendly Roller Shades 

Roller shades are a little different than the traditional slated or folded shades. This type of shade is usually vinyl or fabric and can be offered in a wide variety of colors and densities. They go up and down smoothly, which is something that can be a major plus in the warm summer months because you’re often moving shades to allow for more light to come in at certain times of day. 

Solar Shades

Solar shades are very similar to roller shades. They have the same kind of design but are designed to block out the heat and light that comes with direct sunlight. These shades will keep a room noticeably cooler, and that often means quite a bit more comfortable. Not only will this help keep your room cooler, but if you have your air conditioning on, they can help reduce the amount of time your air conditioning unit has to run, which in turn can save you money over time. 

Woven Wood Shades

What if you want to have a very natural look that will also let in some light? Maybe you love wood blinds but you don’t want a slated blind and want some kind of shade instead. That’s where woven wood shades come into play. These shades are made of natural material, including bamboo, jute, and different types of grasses. They do a fantastic job of blocking out the heat but letting in the light during those 

Roman Shades

Roman shades can also be a fantastic option for the warm summer months. They offer an elegance that is simply not found in other types of designs. They can be had in different thicknesses and materials, which means you can easily block out the heat of the sun if needed or wanted. 

Not sure which shades are right for your home? We can help! Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our window treatment specialists.