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Window Treatments for Hot Weather

When it comes to performance in hot weather and warm climates few window treatments beat the design versatility of interior shutters. There are unique challenges to keeping indoor spaces comfortable in hot weather, and the slatted construction of shutters addresses heat-related issues with timeless style and high-tech amenities that make them very desirable window treatments for hot weather. Three of the primary concerns for hot weather performance that shutters address are blocking sunlight and solar heat, maintaining open ventilation and airflow, and withstanding long-term exposure to UV rays.

Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters La Quinta, California (CA) the best window treatments for hot weather

Block Sunlight

Plantation shutters with hard slats can completely block direct sunlight and insulate against the solar heat that invades natural light. Keeping the heat out in warm climates or during the summer months is a key part of keeping interior spaces cool and comfortable, which is one reason why shutters make great window treatments for hot weather. 

  • NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters: Made from a durable man-made material, NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters are engineered with a dovetailed construction that ensures the highest levels of performance whether partially blocking direct light or closing snuggly to create a rigid insulating barrier that keeps air conditioning in and hot, sweaty weather out.

Open Ventilation

The slatted construction of plantation shutters creates a window treatment that allows for natural airflow and open ventilation even while it is simultaneously blocking direct light and providing partial to full privacy. Natural air flow helps bring down the temperature of indoor spaces reducing the need for artificial air conditioning, which is both a cooling and cost-saving feature of shutters and a prime reason that they are popular window treatments for hot weather. 

  • Heritance® Hardwood Shutters: These classic Hunter Douglas plantation shutters are great window treatments for hot weather thanks to their hardwood slats that can block direct sunlight but allow cooling cross breezes, and the Integra™ multi-coat finish that is available on Heritance® Hardwood Shutters protects the hardwood slats by increasing their durability assuring long-lasting performance. 

Resistant to UV Damage

Since shutters deal with extended exposure to direct light, they need to be able to withstand the damaging effects of sunlight. UV rays in sunlight can cause warping, fading, discoloration, cracking, and premature aging in some materials, so window treatments for hot weather or sun-soaked locals need to be co­­­nstructed from a material that is resistant to UV damage and durable enough to stand up to harsh natural elements like direct sunlight with grace and fortitude. 

  • Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters: For the ultimate in UV protection, look to Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters from Hunter Douglas. Their trademarked PolySatin slats not only hold up exquisitely to long-term sun exposure (with a lifetime guarantee to not discolor, fade, peel, warp, crack, or chip) for years of easy use, they also protect the valuables in your home (like furniture, artwork, and flooring) that can be damaged by unchecked UV rays. 

Ivan's Blinds & More near La Quinta, California, carries all three lines of plantation-style shutters from Hunter Douglas including Heritance® Hardwood Shutters, NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters, and Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters. Let their window treatment experts help you find and customize the right shutter style for your home. Contact them today to request a consultation and talk about the best window treatments for hot weather in California. Ivan's Blinds & More serves the greater Coachella Valley area including La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indio, Palm Springs, and La Quinta, CA.