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How To Block Sunshine From Your Windows: 3 Popular Approaches

The summer is in full swing. Those nice and warm sunrays that used to be of big help heating up your home in the winter have turned into sizzling hot monsters. Are you looking for ways to block them out? You are on the right track. Let’s talk about a few high-quality ways to keep the hot sunshine out of your windows thus lowering your air conditioning expenses.

  1. UV Protection Film

One of the best ways to keep the sunshine out without blocking the beautiful view is to use UV protection film. Solar film can filter out up to 80% of the heat. While the installation costs may be higher than you hope for, you’ll end up saving up to 25% on your energy bills during the summer. The downside of the film is that unless professionally installed, it may begin to peel off in just a couple of years. The tinted dark film can obstruct the view while the shiny coated film can change the glass color to blue. Don’t worry about washing windows with such a film. Professional window cleaners know the right approach to keeping tinted glass spotless.

  1. Blinds and Curtains

The cheapest way to keep the sun out is to buy blinds and/or curtains. They deal with 100% of the sunlight. You can install them on your own and not worry about removing them when you want to. With blinds, you can easily regulate the amount of sunshine you allow inside. With curtains, you can choose the texture and color to make your interior décor looks fantastic. The downside of these solutions is that while blocking the sun out, you are obstructing the beautiful view. Blinds are difficult to clean while curtains collect pet hair, dust, and other allergens. You will have to remove blinds and move curtains out of the way for high-quality window cleaning. However, neither of them interfere with the work of window cleaning experts.

  1. Awnings

Awnings and shutters can protect your windows from the heat on the outside. They can be made of different materials, from fabric to metal. Awnings can improve the exterior design of your home. They can keep up to 70% of sunrays out of your windows without obstructing the view.  The downsides of such a method include formidable initial fees as well as regular maintenance. Your homeowner association may be against such an external décor. Awnings don’t prevent window cleaners from reaching your windows. You can clean your glass as usual. Take the time to consider your options to choose the most suitable one for your needs. Whatever sun-blocking method you choose, professional window washers can always work around it.