Keeping your house cool in high heat and strong sunshine can be a costly struggle. The more windows you have, the more you might find heat sneaking into your home, making your air conditioning system or units work harder. Windows tend to offer a little less insulation than your walls, and they also let sunshine stream into your home and warm the air. This means that finding a way to enjoy natural light and access to your windows while insulating them from the hottest days can be a difficult balance. Many do-it-yourself insulation options from the hardware store are unsightly and restrict your ability to open your windows. However, with honeycomb shades from The Drapery Guy, you can cut down on the heat from your windows and still enjoy views and a gentle breeze when it’s cooler.
Honeycomb shades, also known as cellular shades, provide more insulation than other types of window treatments. While all shades, blinds, and shutters serve as window coverings to add one extra barrier between the window and the air in your home, cellular shades are built with insulation in mind. The name of these shades comes from their honeycomb construction. This style of construction creates cells or pockets in the shades that help trap air. While the fabric itself is a barrier, these cells act as extra insulation by trapping air and preventing it from circulating throughout your home. These pockets can also act as a sound barrier, trapping and muffling excess noise from outside the home.
While those DIY insulation options make it difficult to access your windows, honeycomb shades are available with a variety of convenient operating systems so you can enjoy your view as well as open and close your windows as you desire. The most convenient control option is PowerView® Automation. This wireless operating system lets you control your shades with the touch of a button on a remote or a tap of your finger on your mobile device. This wireless system connects the shades throughout your home, allowing you to control one shade individually, or multiple shades in a group.
By choosing PowerView Automation for your honeycomb shades, you can make the most of this energy efficient window treatment. That’s because you can schedule your shades to operate automatically. You can take a little extra time to plan where and when you want to limit the sunlight streaming into your home to minimize how much heat is added to your home. Once you’ve identified these times and areas, you can schedule your shades to close at that time to help block the light. The opposite approach can be taken to use the sunlight to help warm a cooler space.
To cut down on the heat from your windows, contact The Drapery Guy today to learn more about honeycomb or cellular shades from Hunter Douglas. Our experts can walk you through your options from choosing the right design and style to coordinating installation. Located in Westlake Village, California, we serve the surrounding area including Calabasas, Bell Canyon, Malibu, Newbury Park, and Thousand Oaks.