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The Hottest Shades for Hot Weather

With warm weather on the horizon and the challenges of summer heat soon to follow, it’s a great time to think about updating your window treatments to prepare for the season with stylish shades for hot weather from Hunter Douglas. The challenges for window treatments in hot, sun-soaked weather is twofold. First, we want window treatments that can adeptly block direct light and the sweltering solar heat it produces, which is only enhanced as the sunlight passes through the window’s glass panes. Second, the window treatment itself needs to be able to hold up to direct sunlight and its damaging UV rays that can mar many home goods including window treatments by causing warping, cracking, discoloration, or premature aging. Hunter Douglas makes several styles of shades for hot weather including honeycomb shades, sheer shades, and shutters that address both of the challenges of hot weather and are no less stylish and design-forward for the multitude of functional features they possess.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades Santa Fe, New Mexico (NM) the best, most stylish shades for hot weather.

The Best Window Shades for Hot Weather

DUETTE® Honeycomb Shades

There is no better window treatment for insulation than honeycomb shades with their patented cellular construction. And while insulation is great in cold weather it’s equally beneficial in hot weather because it blocks the transfer of energy through window glass. In hot weather that translates to keeping heat out and air conditioning in with the overall goal of curbing energy consumptions for lower energy bills whilst maintaining a comfortable interior atmosphere. Additionally, Duette® Honeycomb Shades have the patent-pending LightLock™ side channel system that blocks exceptional levels of light that also aids in keeping those indoor temperatures in check.

SILHOUETTE® Window Shadings

Constructed from two layers of sheer material with suspended s-shaped fabric vanes between them, this style is an ideal shade for hot weather because it filters light whether opened or closed. When the vanes are open the sheer fabrics block up to 88% of UV rays; when closed the opaque fabric vanes deflect sunlight for increased light control and privacy. Silhouette® Window Shadings are available in a range of fabrics and textiles including the elite Alustra® Collection of Woven Textures®.

PALM BEACH™ Polysatin™ Shutters

With the stylish look of traditional plantation shutters but the enhanced features of an engineered polysatin material, Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters are a great window treatment for hot weather. The hard material of Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters is excellent at blocking direct sunlight completely, or with the use of their easy-to-maneuver louvers allow in partial light for natural illumination that still blocks direct sunlight and its harmful UV rays. The polysatin material of Palm Beach™ shutters stands up to long-term sun exposure without warping, bowing, or fading; and they come in a variety of paint color or wood stain finishes.

Custom Window Coverings carries Hunter Douglas shades for hot weather including Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters, Silhouette® Window Shadings, and Duette® Honeycomb Shades; and their team of design experts can help you fashion the best treatment for your needs and décor. Contact them today to request a consultation. Custom Window Coverings is located near Santa Fe, New Mexico, and serves the communities of Los Alamos, Albuquerque, White Rock, Taos, Tesuque, Placitas, Corrales, Sandia Park, and Santa Fe, NM.