5 Sunscreen Shades Perfect for Summer

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5 Sunscreen Shades Perfect for Summer

Sunscreen shades are often referred to as solar shades. These types of blinds are popular with homeowners. As the sun heats up our homes and brightens our lives, there are many factors to consider when choosing sunscreen shades. Solar and sunscreen shades are best for living rooms, family rooms, bedrooms, sunrooms and more.

Factors To Consider When Covering Your Windows In Summer

• Temperature & Light Control
• Privacy Concerns
• Room Darkening or Blackout Needs
• UV Protection
• Ease of Operation
• Design Style

Everyone loves when summer arrives in Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut. However, the sunlight produces lots of heat inside your home. Temperature control is a top concern for homeowners. Privacy is also a factor. Whether you have privacy in the backyard or your front windows are exposed to the street, you’ll want to feel safe in your home. Hunter Douglas shades provide light control, help regulate temperatures, and provide lots of privacy options.

If the light interrupts your sleep, consider room darkening or blackout shade fabric options. Blackout shades are ideal for main bedrooms, guest bedrooms, living rooms and media rooms. Room darkening or blackout blinds are great for covering sunroom windows too. You can reduce glare and keep temperatures cool. Moreover,  you can also create ambience, increase comfort, and add style with sunscreen shades.

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Alustra® Vignette® Roman Shades with Top-Down, Bottom Up

Top 5 Hunter Douglas Sunscreen Shades To Control The Heat

1. Vignette® 
2. Solera® 
3. Duette® Honeycomb 
4. Duette® Architella®
5. Designer Screen Shades

Vignette® Roman Shades are one of the most popular window treatments due to their design style. The fabric folds are bold.  Therefore, these roman blinds offer insulation against the heat and cold. Many colors are available. Blackout or room darkening fabric liners help block sunlight. Roman shades can be placed anywhere you want on the window. Ask about top-down, bottom-up features and cordless operation for child and pet safety.

Solera® automated blinds

Solera® Soft Cellular Shades


Solera® soft shades are exactly as they sound…soft! The fabric textures of these cellular shades fold evenly to avoid wrinkles. You can choose from woven and non-woven fabrics in both light and room darkening options. Cover windows with arches, angles, and other shapes easily. Hunter Douglas Solera® shades are a combination of roman shades and cellular shades with a modern twist. This custom shade has the properties of energy efficient cellular shades with the design style of a roman shade. Cordless operation and automated shades are available on Solera® and other solar shades. Automated shades allow you to block the sun instantly. Schedule your window shades to move based on the heat of the sun in your home.

Duette Honeycomb Shades LightLock®

Duette® Honeycomb Shades Blackout Media Room


Block All Incoming Sunlight with Total Blackout Blinds

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are similar to Solera® in their energy efficiency properties. Honeycomb shades are one of the best shades to control home temperatures year-round. No matter what the season, you can regulate the heat or keep out the cold. The honeycomb shades fabrics are super stylish with shimmer and a range of luxurious colors. You can select a basic fabric or Lightlock®. Lightlock® is a new technology in the window treatment industry. It allows you to completely block out all incoming light.  A side channel is placed inside the window frame. Hunter Douglas Duette® with LightLock® does not allow light seepage at all. Finally, a total blackout shade for your space.

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Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades


Duette® Honeycomb Shades appeals to homeowners interested in “green products”.  Architella® shades maximize efficiency with an added layer of fabrics to increase insulating R values. Reduce home energy bills even further with double layers of fabric on windows. Honeycomb shades are versatile and stylish. Hunter Douglas shades are also easy to operate with a LiteRise® handle. Simply raise or lower your blinds by placing your hands on the handle. Move your shade up or down effortlessly without the hassle of cords.

UV Protection and Stunning Views with Sunscreen Shades

Designer Screen Shades or Roller Shades block harmful UV rays. UV rays can be harsh during summer. In addition, your furniture can fade due to direct sun. Home accents and artwork can fade over time too. Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades or roller shades allow you to maintain your favorite outdoor views. Choose fabrics with different levels of opacity so you can still see outside without losing total privacy. Roller shades and designer sunscreen shades are available motorized or on a smooth continuous cord loop.

Designer Screen Shades Duolite® 

Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades Duolite®


Designer Screen and Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available with two fabrics on one headrail. This feature is referred to as Duolite® fabrics. Light-filtering and room darkening fabrics are available in one single window shade. Homeowners can enjoy great views and privacy on the same window by operating both shades. Position your shades perfectly to enjoy the best of both worlds.

No matter what custom Hunter Douglas shade or blind you choose, the style and protection against the heat cannot be beat. Contact a Shades On Wheels window treatment expert near you to schedule a free design consultation. Shades On Wheels locations conveniently offer shop-at-home services. Find the nearest location on the South Shore of Massachusetts, MetroWest, Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. Contact Shades On Wheels.

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