With summer just around the corner, and those days full of California heat on your mind, you’re likely already wondering how you will find time to relax in the shade after a long day. It’s never too early to start preparing your home for the hot months ahead. If you found yourself straining your AC or spending restless nights tossing and turning in a stuffy bedroom, you might be dealing with a poorly insulated home. While there are all kinds of technical tips and tricks for improving your home’s energy efficiency, there’s a simple solution you can do before the heat arrives that can help you enjoy a cooler home over the next few months. Replacing your home’s window treatments can not only boost your home’s energy efficiency but also give you a chance to refresh your interior decor and jumpstart your summer. At Hartley Window Coverings, we love helping people rediscover how much they enjoy their homes through the power of great window treatments. This month, we’re sharing a few of our top recommendations for energy efficient window treatments that might spark your creative interest.
Did you know that plantation shutters are one of the most energy efficient window treatments out there? Shutters are built to sit flush against your windows, creating a seal around the frame. Not only do shutters block out excessive sunlight, but they also work to insulate your home by preventing excessive energy loss. Shutters are a favorite window treatment for their elegant style and effectiveness at boosting the value of your home. They come in an array of colors and materials while also boasting motorized functionality for a home that is hip with the technological innovations of this century. We offer several styles of shutters, including composite shutters, hardwood shutters, and the unique Polysatin™ shutters, all of which are easy to maintain, great for kids, and are sure to impress your guests with eye-catching appeal.
We love our honeycomb shades for their optimal energy efficiency and an array of fabrics that give you the chance to express your taste in interior design. Honeycomb shades, like our Duette® Honeycomb Shades from Hunter Douglas, feature a unique interior structure that builds on the classic cell-shaped design. The honeycomb-shaped cells work to trap air, creating an insulating buffer that minimizes solar heat gain and helps keep your home cool and shaded. Top-Down/Bottom-Up control allows you to position your shades without compromising your sense of privacy which is an especially fantastic feature if you live along a busy street. Pair your favorite fabrics with a secondary Duolite® shade that lets you customize the light-blocking effectiveness of your honeycomb shades for lighting exactly the way you like it. We love recommending our Duette® Honeycomb Shades for the bedroom where a quiet, dark, and cool night’s sleep is the key to a great day ahead.
Not sure where to being when it comes to finding the perfect energy efficient window treatments for the summer? Let our expert consultants help you find your new favorite window treatments. Contact us or call us at (707) 525-8256 to schedule a free in-home consultation. We are always proud to serve the Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma, Novato, and Napa, CA areas.