The Benefits of Sunshades

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You probably dread walking into a room to find that it’s become scorching hot from the summer sun. Fortunately, you can keep this from happening by using a sunshade. Sunshades will prevent some light from entering your windows, which will keep the temperature down.

Not only can sunshades keep you more comfortable during the summer, but they’re also a great way to save money on heating costs in the winter! That’s because they provide an extra layer of insulation at night. Here are a few of the most important things to know about them:

Where to Place Your Sunshades

In order to save money on heating and cooling costs, it’s best to place your sunshades on south-facing windows in the summer and north-facing windows during the winter. That’s because the sun is at its strongest when it is in the southern part of the sky, and preventing it from entering through these windows can reduce your air conditioning expenses considerably.

Similarly, little to no sunlight enters the north-facing windows of your home, which means that placing a sunshade on these windows can help to lock in heat during the winter, allowing you to save money on heating expenses.

When the Sun Rises Before You Do

If you find it irritating when the sun rises and wakes you up too early in the morning, you’re not alone. This is especially frustrating if you work the night shift, or have sleep issues. Placing a sunshade in your bedroom can help you catch some extra Z’s, and also keep your bedroom from getting too hot on summer mornings.

Home Sunshades Look Great

Window coverings should complement the interior design of your home. Luckily, there are many stylish sunshades that would look great in your home or office. Armand’s Drapery is now open for limited appointments, both virtually, and in person. Our knowledgeable interior design specialists are available to help you, whether you need window dressings for one window, or the whole house. Call us at (925) 283-8717.