Summer-Time Window Covering Ideas For Your Home

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Beat the heat this summer with a new set of window coverings for your home

We spend so much money on our homes, especially heating and cooling them, that we easily miss a much more reliable and cost-effective opportunity to lower our monthly bills with minimal effort. Blinds, shades, and curtains all help naturally cool off your home, and through the guided strategy of our Galaxy Window Coverings specialists, we’ll save you money in no time.

Studies show that installing and routinely servicing window coverings can help lower the heat gain in your home by 77 percent. Do not forget that window coverings that help keep your home cool in the summer also may help you keep your home warm in the winter.

Here are some tips to help you on your way to naturally cooling your home in the summer.


Installing awnings outside your home can be a great first step to reducing the sun’s heat throughout your home. The best awnings are light in color to reflect more sunlight, and some types of awnings roll up for winter storage.


The experts here at Galaxy Window Coverings of Northern Colorado think that shades are one of the easiest and most beneficial ways to start saving on your energy costs for your home. Shade types like Roman shades and Roller Shades help to keep the sun glare out, add a layer of insulation that your windows do not provide, and can easily be customized to reflect your home’s decor.


Blinds may not offer any properties along the lines of insulation, however, they provide you with the freedom to control sunlight protection the amount of light let into your home by the sun. Highly reflective slats in most blinds redirect the sun’s light rays, and most of the heat that comes with them.

Solar Shades

Solar Shades are versatile in protecting your home from the sun and can even serve as a second barrier of protection along with indoor blinds or shades. Coming in a decent handful of opacities and styles, solar shades can be fixed to the exterior and interior of your home or serve as outdoor patio sunlight protection.