3 Top Window Treatments in Birmingham to Block Heat
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3 Best Window Treatments in Birmingham that Deflect Summer Warmth

As your cooling costs increase due to warm weather, you could be wondering how you can decrease your residence’s utility expenses. Updating your window treatments is one way you can keep your family more comfortable all through warm weather.

Window treatments don’t merely make your residence look stylish. They can also decrease energy loss all year at your windows. About 76% of sunshine that reaches double-pane windows in the summer turns into heat, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. During cold weather, the DOE says your windows can let out about 30% of your heating.

The optimal window treatment can retain more of your AC (and heat) where it should be—in your home. As there’s a wide variety of options to select from, working with a local window treatment pro from Louver Shop of Birmingham is a great place to begin.

Our pros are part of your community, so they understand the climate and type of weather you deal with. That gives them the special perk of helping you locate the ideal option for your home during a free consultation.

In the meantime, here are our picks for the top window treatments in Birmingham for stopping warmth.

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are an excellent way to block summertime warmth and could even decrease your utility expenses. For the highest energy efficiency, we advise our LouverWood® plantation shutters.

These premium faux wood plantation shutters are created from a solid polymer. This maintenance-free material insulates up to three times better than wood. And it can weather high temps and humidity without warping or peeling.

We make it simple to individualize your LouverWood shutters. You select the color, louver size and frame style during our free consultation. Then we’ll take it from there with custom manufacturing and experienced installation.

We produce all our plantation shutters here in the U.S., so you’ll have them much faster. And we pledge they’ll remain beautiful for a long time.

Honeycomb Shades


Our honeycomb shades are one of the best energy-efficient window treatments, particularly for large windows. These shades use insulating compartments that trap air to limit heat from your windows. Consequently, you might discover your house remains cooler despite a higher thermostat setting.

These cellular shades are available in single-, double- and triple-cell styles. The more cells you choose, the greater the energy efficiency you’ll receive.

Duette® honeycomb shades are the most energy-efficient honeycomb shades you can get. They’re made with six layers of fabric and five insulating air pockets. And with the LightLock™ system, you can absorb or stop virtually all incoming hot sunlight.

When you collaborate with Louver Shop of Birmingham, you’ll receive the largest collection of fabric colors and patterns for your personalized shades. Ask your designer for more details about customizing your shades with PowerView® automation. This smart home technology gives you the ability to move or schedule your window coverings with an app on your web-enabled device.

Horizontal Blinds


Horizontal blinds are a budget-friendly way to [[stop|keep out|block summertime warmth. One of our most ordered styles, EverWood® horizontal blinds, gives your home the style of plantation shutters at a reasonable price.

These faux wood blinds are created from polymer, an energy-efficient material that stands up to harsh sunlight, high temperatures and high humidity. Polymer also blocks distortion, fading and yellowing better than real wood blinds.

EverWood blinds come in many natural-looking wood finishes, from white to dark brown TruGrain®. They can also be customized with de-Light™ to block more daylight and PowerView to make operating them faster than ever.

Choose the Best Window Treatments for Your House with Louver Shop of Birmingham

At Louver Shop of Birmingham, we want to make the process of creating modern window treatments a fun—and even enjoyable—one. Your local designer will be with you from start to finish, from free consultation to professional installation. Want to get started? Contact us at 888-428-1415 today to book your appointment now!

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