No matter what style of blinds you have, it’s been noted that up to 30% of unwanted heat comes from your windows. So, by making the most out of your window treatments you can effectively lower indoor temperatures.
Let’s get into some of the shutters and blinds to keep the heat out this summer!
Best indoor window coverings to block out sun and heat
Aluminium indoor shutters are a great way to reduce the impact of the summer heat. Once installed, Aluminium shutters create a physical barrier on your windows that works to reflect the sun and slow the transference of heat through the glass into your home. It’s also a particularly effective heat-resistant material, allowing you to save on cooling bills in summer and heating bills in winter.
To get the best results, choose a lighter colour like cream, white or soft grey rather than darker shades. Light colours reflect the sun, whereas dark colours absorb more heat.
Double Roller blinds
As the name suggests, Double Roller blinds are a version of traditional Roller blinds which combine two different types of roller fabric in one seamless and stylish system.
The fabric layer closest to the window is often a sunscreen fabric, which allows light into your home while ensuring passers-by can’t see inside during the day. The second layer consists of blockout fabric, to block out light and offer complete privacy during the day or night. It’s this unique pairing of two fabrics in the one system that’s effective at reducing heat in your home.
During cooler days, you can enjoy the sunshine softly filtering through the sunscreen blind with the blockout layer rolled up. Then, on warmer days, you can reduce the heat by keeping both layers rolled down throughout the day.
Best heat blocking outdoor blinds
If you don’t already have outdoor window coverings installed, it might be worth looking into. Once installed, they act as a protective barrier over your window’s exterior, slowing the rate that heat transfers through the window glass.
Here are some of the best outdoor blinds that help keep the heat out of your home.
One of the best ways to keep sun out (and as a result, keep heat out) of Australian homes is to put some type of covering on the outside of your home, such as auto awnings.
Designed to be heat reflective, auto awnings are fixed to the external face of your window to provide maximum protection from the sun. These energy efficient awnings are available in high-quality acrylic canvas, blockout or sunscreen fabric and are incredibly easy to install.
Windmaster blinds don’t just block out the wind, they’re also effective at blocking out heat. These outdoor blinds can be installed to create a fully or partially enclosed outdoor area, perfect for shielding yourself and guests from the worst of the sun’s scorching rays.
Other ways to stay cool in summer
In addition to choosing heat blocking blinds for your home, there are other ways you can keep your home cool!
Keeping your window coverings closed
One of the best ways to stay cool in summer is simply keeping your window coverings closed, especially when your air conditioning is on.
No matter what window coverings you have, keeping them drawn will have some impact to reduce the temperature in your home.
Choose light colour window shades
The colour of your blinds is also an important decision to make when deciding on the right window coverings for your home.
Choosing light coloured fabrics is one way you can increase the heat blocking abilities of blinds and curtains.
Light colours are better at reducing the incoming heat and sunlight because they reflect the light away from your home. For example, any colours close to white, such as beige, creams and pastel colours are much more reflective.
Darker hues on the colour spectrum absorb more light, the closer to black a colour is, the more light it’ll absorb.
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