While summer is the time of year to spend outdoors, sweltering temperatures can drive lots of people back inside their homes. But sometimes high heat can follow you indoors through your windows, forcing you to close the curtains or retreat to a cooler room. Why should summer heat decide where and when you can enjoy the comfort of your own home?

Rather than deprive yourself of natural light or scenic views, consider new window treatments. Many options come with light-filtering or insulating features that can reduce the amount of heat coming through your windows. These custom window treatments are as beautiful as they are practical. If you’d like to better manage sunlight, heat, humidity and other issues, why not request a free in-home or virtual consultation? A local design expert can recommend gorgeous treatments that block sunlight heat from windows.

Roman Shades Scatter Harsh Sunlight

Roman shades are increasingly popular because they offer attractive designs while being simple to use and maintain. These pleated window treatments fold neatly when raised and deliver a clean, appealing look when lowered. These controls can even be motorized for ultimate convenience. New custom Roman shades provide privacy and light control.

And if you want higher energy efficiency, Solera® Soft Shades combine the appearance of Roman shades with the insulating cells of honeycomb shades. Choose from a variety of colors and fabric opacities to ensure you control how much light and heat enter the room. These pockets of air protect 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 great option. These shades come in single-, double- and triple-cell varieties, providing more options depending on your home’s needs. Some are also manufactured with multiple layers of fabric for an even stronger layer of protection. You don’t have to worry about blocking the window entirely, because translucent fabrics offer a warm glow as sunlight is scattered into the room.

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

Plantation Shutters Resist Heat, Humidity and Fading

For an amazing blend of style and function, you can never go wrong with custom plantation shutters. Their sturdy, luxurious look complements many styles of home and décor. But did you know they’re also great for blocking sunlight and heat? With the right material, plantation shutters could be the ideal solution to energy-efficiency problems.

Louverwood™ Plantation Shutters are made from innovative cellular PVC that looks like natural hardwood but offers much stronger insulation. Not only do these shutters look great, but they’ll stay that way thanks to natural resistance to cracking, peeling and fading. You’ll appreciate their low maintenance needs while enjoying their effortless beauty for years to come.

Keep Out Sunlight and Heat with Help from Louver Shop

The right set of new window treatments can make managing summer heat and sunlight feel like a cool breeze. Custom fabric opacities, insulating air pockets and resilient materials can help ensure your windows are energy-efficient parts of your home. If you’d like expert advice on your options, try scheduling a free consultation with one of our design experts. They match Louver Shop for their devotion to helping you find the perfect window treatments.

Fine Tune Your Shutters with Our Visualizer Tool

Want to try before you buy? Louver Shop and our Visualizer Tool make it easy to compare shutter styles and colors. Choose from a collection of sample photos or upload your own picture of the windows you’re working with. It’s a great way to see how certain details will fit with the rest of the room’s interior design.