Fight the Summer Heat with Honeycomb Shades
You might be doing a lot to prepare for summer, but you might not be thinking about your window treatments. Many of us look forward to planning outdoor activities for summer. Children go to camp, weekends are filled with outside activities, and your meals might feature more grilled food or in-season fruits. However, we always retreat back to our homes, and you might notice that being indoors doesn’t necessarily mean an escape from the summer heat. If you’ve checked for gaps and air leaks throughout your home, then extra insulation should be your next step to keep the heat from overpowering your air conditioning. With honeycomb shades from Blind Builders, you can fight the summer heat at one of the key points in your home.
While windows provide a way to enjoy natural light and the outdoors from inside your home, they also make it a little easier to experience the extreme temperatures from outside. While your home’s exterior walls have different materials to help insulate your home and keep air from transferring through, your windows offer more access to the outside and allow sunlight to stream in, naturally warming whatever the rays touch, including the air. While closing your window treatments can help with blocking sunlight, honeycomb shades go a step further and provide extra insulation.
Honeycomb shades get their name from the way they are built. Constructed in a honeycomb fashion, this style of shades has pockets, or cells, that help trap air. With this insulation, you can enjoy a more energy efficient home. Plus, you can choose from different styles to suit your preferences. Duette® Honeycomb Shades are the original Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades and exhibit the traditional, single-cell appearance. For maximum energy efficiency, you can opt for Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades that feature a cell within a cell. If your style leans toward sleek and simple, you’ll enjoy the streamlined selection of options available with Applause® Honeycomb Shades. Finally, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades offer the improved energy efficiency of the cellular construction with the familiar operation of roller shades.
In addition, Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades are available with PowerView® Automation. This wireless operating system lets you control your shades with the touch of a button using your mobile device or a remote control. This means that you can have further control over the light in your home while actively managing the energy efficiency of your window treatments. If you notice a warm spot on your floor, you can simply take your smartphone out of your pocket and adjust that particular window treatment with minimal effort. Plus, you can even schedule the movements of your shades with the PowerView® app, coordinating your window treatments with the high and low temperatures while streamlining your light control.
With honeycomb shades from Blind Builders, you can fight the summer heat and improve your home’s energy efficiency with extra insulation. Located in Feasterville, Pennsylvania, we serve the Montgomery County and Bucks County, including Warrington, Yardley, Doylestown, and Newtown. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation!