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The Perfect Window Treatments For Summer Heat in Destin

July 31, 2019

When it’s hot outside, feeling cool is essential. A great way way you can decrease your energy bills and keep cool is to use energy efficient window treatments for summer in Destin. 

Since not all window treatments are made the same, we’ll show you precisely how window treatments will stop heat from coming in. Also, we’ll describe how to find the most energy-efficient window treatments so you can feel cool when the outside is hot.

Ways That Energy Efficient Window Treatments Block Summer Heat 

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Polywood® shutters can thwart the Destin summer heat and keep your house cool. 
  1. Seals off airflow - Treatments that completely covers your window opening block air and can reduce the warm airflow from outside to inside. Our Polywood plantation shutters block as much as 30 degrees of heat flowing through your windows when they’re fully closed. 

  2. Reduces heat transfer - As the sun shines through your window it heats up the pane and that heat might then flow to the inside space. Energy efficient window treatments hinder this heat transfer. Polywood shutters can slash heat transfer by roughly 46% and have shown to be 70% more energy efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy efficient than aluminum blinds.

  3. Has a large R-value - R-value quantifies the energy efficiency of a given material. It’s used for windows, insulation, and window treatments. You should try to install high R-value window treatments. When Polywood shutters are completely closed and coupled with a double-pane window, their R-value is 6, which is fairly high for window treatments.

What you want in energy-efficient window treatments

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Now that you know the ways that window treatments promote energy efficiency, what exactly should you want to see in a treatment?
 

Window treatments that are designed to enclose the window or trap air

The greatest way to stop airflow is by sealing off the window from your room. You can accomplish this with window treatments like Polywood shutters that completely encases the window when shut. What’s exciting about our shutters is that Polywood shutters even employs weather stripping that further blocks off any air transfer. The video below demonstrates how to correctly close Polywood shutters to fully experience the power of energy efficiency. (Hint: When your louvers are open, they are letting heat through and are reducing their energy efficiency).


An additional window covering option is cellular shades.  They trap air in honeycomb-shaped material. However, if there’s a gap between the window and the shades, you can still have airflow creeping from under the shades.

Window treatments that are a light color and have UV-reflecting material

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Light colors reflect light and make a smart choice for energy efficient window coverings. That’s why our Polywood shutters are available in three variations of white and utilize a UV-reflecting coating to help your energy bills.

If you want curtains or drapes, look for a light-colored material that reflects the light.

Need Help Finding the Perfect Window Treatments for Summer and Beyond?

If you're seeking the best window treatments for summer, Sunburst Shutters Destin can help. Contact us at 850-203-0419 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. When we come to your house, we’ll walk you through all of your energy efficient window treatment products and help you choose the best window treatment for your style, budget, and home.

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