How To Black Out Your Windows In Chicago

Richard Rampton

Mass-produced window coverings will sell you on total light management, allowing for both noise and light blocking. However, they don’t fit your windows exactly and they still let light slip in along the product’s perimeter. Instead, consider custom roller shades or plantation shutters to black out windows in Chicago. Custom roller shades are opaque and will be made for a precise fit to prevent light from entering, while Polywood shutters provide superior insulation.

Black out shades in a living room 

Custom Roller Shades Keep the Light Out

When you’re looking to black out windows in Chicago for optimal privacy and darkness, use custom roller shades. This popular window treatment can be created with a quality material that’s opaque to keep the sun’s rays from shining through them.  If you get customized roller shades, your window treatment rep will record your exact window dimensions and order shades that are an exact fit for your opening to prevent unwanted gaps around the borders. When lowering the roller shades, they will totally cover the window pane and won’t leave any space for sunlight to peek through.

Upgrading to made-to-order room darkening roller shades also helps insulate your windows. A tick material and perfect fit help keep out the sun’s heat and winter’s chilly drafts. You’ll feel cozier in during cold months and more comfortable during hotter months with your light-inhibiting shades, and you could see money savings on energy costs.

your room darkening shades look good too. The word “blackout” doesn’t apply to the color of the shade. Blackout roller shades come in a range of colors and in a multitude of designs to suit your interior. Blackout material is heavy enough to stop the light. Blackout roller shades are a fashionable way to prevent natural light when an absence of light is required for bedtime, a movie, or to improve the comfort of a space.

Plantation shutters in a living room

Polywood Shutters Reduce Utility Bills

A majority of residents want to upgrade thier window coverings in Chicago to improve efficiency. Preventing UV rays and chilly drafts that invades through your windows keeps your house cozy and energy bills low. Blackout blinds and window shades made of dense, heavier materials may improve efficiency, but Polywood® shutters are often more effective. They are constructed with weatherstripping around all edges that insulates windows better than alternative window coverings. When shutting your Polywood® shutters, this insulating system keeps out summer’s heat and winter’s cold. Your home’s furnace and AC won’t be overburdened, and your property stays comfortable without a high utility bill.

Interior shutters also keep out most light. They won’t fall askew with a little nudge or bump like traditional blinds or curtains as they are put together using solid, sturdy composites. Each installation is carefully sized to fit snugly over your windows. There is virtually no room around the borders for sunlight to peek through like you often have with off-the-shelf products. Even their louvers are designed to lay close against one another and allow the faintest glimmer of light after they’re closed.

Install Shades And Shutters To Black Out Your Chicago Windows At Sunburst Shutters Chicago

You will discover how simple it is to blackout your Chicago windows when you work with Sunburst Shutters Chicago. We stock an impressive collection of faux wood shutters and additional window coverings to meet all of your needs. Reach out today at or complete our simple online form to schedule a free in-home consultation.