Cooling Shutters for Your Home this Summer
When temperatures rise in the summer, it’s a priority for most homeowners to try and keep a cool and comfortable indoor atmosphere so that their home is an oasis in the heat rather than a beautiful mirage that only promises relief. A key part of doing this is controlling the vulnerable points of energy loss throughout a house, namely windows and glass doors that can account for up to 30% of energy loss. In hot weather, it’s important to have window treatments that can not only stand up to the harsh exposure but can also protect your home from the unwanted side-effects of prolonged sunlight including soaring indoor temperatures. Installing shutters in your home this summer is a great way to combat the challenges of rising temperatures with a stylish design. Additionally, Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters by Hunter Douglas have been engineered to withstand high humidity and moisture for the ultimate summer shutter.
Deflect Sunlight & Solar Heat
The summer sun brings unwanted solar heat and when it enters your house through a window its intensity is amplified heating your home with remarkable ease. Stop heat by blocking the light with shutters for your home. The nearly impenetrable, UV-resistant louvers of Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters tilt to deflect or close completely to block direct sunlight. The versatile light control from shutters is extremely useful in the summertime because of the extended hours of daylight and the intensity of the sun’s rays during this time of year.
Allow for Natural Air Flow
The beauty of shutters for your home in the summertime is that they not only block direct light but also do so while still permitting natural ventilation. Cross breezes create comfortable interior atmospheres that are more environmentally friendly and economically practical than pricey artificial cooling alternatives. It is, in fact, a testament to the enduring practicality of a shutter that after hundreds of years in use the same basic design principles of using slatted window coverings to deflect light and simultaneously allow for natural airflow still tops the list of desirable features for modern, high-end shutters for your home. Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters come in small (2.5 inches), medium (3.5 inches), or large (4.5 inches) louver sizes as well as a rainbow of colors, making them easy to incorporate them into a range of existing décor styles for a seamless and stylish improvement to your home’s natural ventilation and airflow pattern.
Create Adaptable Sleeping Areas
In the bedroom, a dark, quiet environment is most conducive for a good night’s sleep (or for some a good day’s sleep), but you don’t sleep all the time. So, for the bedroom, you want a versatile shutter for your home that can both block light and allow for flexible daytime lighting options. Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters can do both with tilting louvers that block light when needed. During the summer, these adaptable shutters are useful. Especially since prolonged daylight hours can interfere with earlier bedtimes or the enjoyment of a late morning spent sleeping.
Learn more about the benefits of shutters for your home this summer by contacting Blind Builders today to request a consultation with a member of our helpful design staff. Blind Builders is located near Feasterville, PA, and serves residents living in eastern Pennsylvania including those in Bucks County, Montgomery County, Newtown, Yardley, Doylestown, Warrington, and Feasterville PA.