Summer-Time Window Covering Ideas For Your Home

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, and with minimal effort. Blinds, shades and curtains all help in naturally cooling off your home and through the guided strategy of our Galaxy Window Coverings specialists, we’ll be saving you money in no time. Studies show that the installation and routine servicing of window coverings can help to 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.

  • Awnings – Installing awning on the outdoor of your home can be a great first step to reducing the sun’s heat throughout your home. The best awnings are light in color so that they reflect more sunlight, and some types of awnings actually roll up for storage in the winter.
  • Shades – The experts here at Galaxy Window Coverings of Northern Colorado think that shades are one of the easiest and most beneficial way to start saving on your energy costs for your home. Shades 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 the decor of your home.
  • Blinds – 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 very 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 fix to the exterior of you home, the interior of your home, or serve as outdoor patio sunlight protection.

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Galaxy Window Covering is proud to sell Color Lux window shades and blinds from Comfortex - one of the premier manufacturers in the window treatment industry. Color Lux was developed with one goal in mind - to make interior designing with window treatments easy, efficient, and beautiful. Let’s face it, the hardest part about any home design project is making sure the colors and textures you choose harmonize with each other and the rest of your room. It shouldn’t be that way. With more than 800 colors to choose from, matching your paint is a snap.

Cellular Shades and Energy Efficiency

Cellular or honeycomb shades look wonderful on the interior and outside of your home and are quite cost-effective.

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Exterior Roller Shades

Exterior roller shades guarantee that your home is comfortable all year and that your cooling bills are minimized.

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Roller Shades

With a diverse range of fabric, color, and pattern options, roller shades may  give your home a contemporary feel.

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Roman Shades

The way Roman shades appear when lifted, is similar to a decorative piece of fabric that previously graced Roman structures, giving them their name.

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Solar Shades

Solar blinds shield your home's interior from the sun's harmful rays at all times of the year. Not only will you and your family have peace of mind, but your furnishings and decor will also be unaffected.

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