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The Basics of Custom Blackout Shades

Types of Blackout Shades, Including Roller Shades, Plus Options and Installation

The basics of custom blackout shades. Now that the summer heat is upon us, you might be thinking of ways to keep your home cooler and your energy bills lower. Blackout shades are a great energy saving option for your home. They help to passively cool your home by completely blocking the sun’s hot rays from entering your windows, keeping your inside temperature more controlled and your energy bills lower! 

 

Additional Benefits of Blackout Shades

Beyond that, blackout shades also provide plenty of privacy when you need it and are perfect for bedrooms and nurseries, allowing you to get the sleep you need. They are also a great option for media rooms, giving you the ultimate movie watching experience by blocking any glare on your TV or projector screen. 

 

Why You Should Choose Custom Blackout Shades

Choosing custom blackout shades over big box store shades not only gives you more options to choose from to fit your personal style and taste, but it also gives you a better fit to your windows. Poorly fitted shades can allow light and heat can seep into your home.  This means that a good fit is crucial in helping to block the heat from the sun and keep your home cool all summer long.

 

Types of Blackout Shades

The Basics of Custom Blackout Shades. There are several different types of shades and many of them come with the option to add blackout lining to the back, giving you the light and heat blocking power you need to stay cool. Here are some of our favorite types of blackout shades:

  • Blackout Cellular Shades: Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades because of their pocketed design, not only block the light but add additional protection from outdoor temperatures. The pockets trap heat and cold, creating a barrier between your window and the rest of your home, making these a great choice for those looking to save on their energy bills all year long! Choose from single, double or triple layer design as well as from a variety of colors to match your needs and taste. 
  • Blackout Roller Shades: Roller shades offer clean lines and a modern touch. They come in a variety of color and fabric options, allowing for endless possibilities. 
  • Blackout Roman Shades: Roman shades add a touch of traditional style to your home with their gently pleated design. Blackout roman shades also come in a variety of fabric options and colors, including solids and prints.

 

Going Cordless

Cords can pose a strangulation hazard to pets and small children. Going cordless eliminates that hazard and also gives you clean lines by reducing the appearance of “clutter” in your windows. 

 

To operate, simply pull the bottom rail to lift or lower your shades. Or you can add the ultimate in luxury by motorizing them. These systems allow you to open or close your shades at the touch of a button or by voice command. Some systems are even programmable or are considered “smart” and can learn your habits and program itself. 

 

Elevate Your Style

Are you ready to elevate your windows and experience energy savings? Elevated Views offers a free in-home consultation where we bring the showroom to you! Our design experts will help you choose which option is right for your needs and budget, then our installation experts will ensure a proper fit so you can experience the most energy savings possible. Book your appointment today to get your free consultation and quote!

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