The right window treatments can make your home more beautiful, more comfortable and even more energy efficient. Keeping heat out during summer is a concern we often hear about, since it affects your comfort and your cooling bills.

Blinds are a great way to keep temperatures in check and your home looking good. They also fit a wide range of budgets and can be highly customized, including with smart operating systems. With your vision and our expertise, Louver Shop can help you design custom blinds that fit your style and your needs during your free, in-home consultation.

Learn more about our designers’ three picks for the best blinds to keep the heat out.

1. Horizontal Blinds

If you love the look of plantation shutters but are on a tighter budget, horizontal blinds are a great alternative. Often called plantation blinds, these window treatments have generously sized slats that provide great temperature and light control.

If heat and humidity are an ongoing concern, we recommend faux wood blinds. These blinds are made from an exclusive polymer that looks like wood but can withstand high temperatures without yellowing or warping.

Choose from trendy solid colors or realistic wood grain finishes. Then, add your favorite operating system to make using your blinds even easier. With PowerView®, you’ll be able to open and close your blinds with just a tap of your phone.

2. Panel Track Blinds

You might think that vertical blinds are outdated or not right for your home. Fabric panel track blinds are a modern alternative that can stylishly block strong sunlight.

Instead of having hanging slats concealed within a headrail, these wide panels are attached on tracks above and below your window. They work well on nearly any window style but are especially striking on sliding glass doors and floor-to-ceiling windows.

With more than 600 fabrics to choose from, you’ll be able to find a color or patten that complements your décor. As a bonus, our panel track window blinds can protect your home and belongings from up to 70% of damaging ultraviolet light.

If you have young children or pets, choose from a cord-free wand or PowerView® operating system to make your panel track blinds even safer.

3. Mini Blinds

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly window treatment that will last for years, while blocking heat, look no further than our aluminum mini blinds. They’re affordable, easy to clean and their trendy finish complements most any home style.

Cover cord holes with the exclusive de-Light™ feature from Hunter Douglas and enjoy a darker, cooler room that’s protected from up to 70% of UV rays. When the day has cooled down, see twice as much of your beautiful surroundings with MagnaView®.

Design Your Blinds with Louver Shop Today

Our Louver Shop design consultants live in your community. We understand the weather challenges you face and can help you design a custom solution that keeps your home cooler during the summer.

We’ll review all your options during your free, in-home consultation, which includes design advice, professional measurements and our Complete Comfort Pricing™ quote at no extra charge. Ready to start designing your blinds? Give us a call at 888-249-5655 to schedule your consultation today!