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The Right Window Treatments To Help Black Out Your Windows In Chicago

June 16, 2021

Store-bought “blackout” window treatments will sell you on total light management, which makes your space insulated, private, and dark. The problem is, they don’t fit your windows exactly as light intrudes along the product’s perimeter. Instead, consider custom roller shades or plantation shutters to black out windows in Chicago. Custom-crafted roller shades can be thick enough and will be made for a precise fit to prevent light from entering, while interior shutters insulate windows.

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Made-to-Order Roller Shades Eliminate Outside Light

When you’re looking to black out windows in Chicago for darkness or privacy, use custom roller shades. This popular window treatment can be created with a quality material that is opaque enough to keep the sun’s rays from entering.  If you get a custom-crafted treatment, your window treatment rep will record your exact window dimensions and ensure the new treatments 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 glass and prevent outdoor light from sneaking past.

Upgrading to made-to-order room darkening roller shades will assist with insulation as well. A tick material and perfect fit are wonderful in keeping out heat gain and those cold drafts in the winter. You’ll feel warmer in winter and more comfortable during hotter months with your light-inhibiting shades, and you could see some savings on energy expenses.

your room darkening shades look good too. The word “blackout” isn’t an indication of the shade’s color. These window treatments are available in colors ranging from black to white in a multitude of designs to suit your interior. Blackout material is heavy enough to block out outside light. Blackout roller shades are a fashionable way to prevent natural light when an absence of light is required for sleeping, watching movies, or to improve the comfort of a space.

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Plantation Shutters Reduce Utility Bills

Many homeowners want to upgrade thier window coverings in Chicago to improve efficiency. Preventing UV rays and chilly drafts that invades through your windows helps maintain your home’s comfort while keeping energy bills low. Blackout shades and blinds made of dense, heavier materials may improve efficiency, but faux wood shutters are often more effective. They are constructed with weatherstripping around all edges that offers better insulation 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, while your home maintains consistent comfort levels without a high utility bill.

Polywood shutters are effective in keeping out sunlight as well. They won’t fall askew with a little nudge or bump like traditional blinds or curtains due to their solid construction. 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 secure snugly against each other and let in only the slightest glow of outside light when you close them.

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. Call us today at 847-250-6544 or complete our simple online form to arrange a complimentary in-home meeting.