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Energy-Efficient Motorized Shades for Hot Texas Summers

5 Ways Shades from Screen Innovations Create a Pleasant Indoor Environment

Can your blinds and shades take the heat? During the summertime, your Fort Worth, TX home needs window treatments that are energy efficient. Otherwise, you could have an unpleasant living area and an unpleasant energy bill. Screen Innovations smart shades are the solution! Not only are they superior at blocking out the heat, but they are motorized and look beautiful in any room.

Add beauty, comfort, and convenience to your life with motorized shades by Screen Innovations. In this blog, we’ll discuss five ways to use smart shades and create a comfortable environment in your home. Keep reading for more details.

Light-Filtering Screens

You love the view from your windows, but you want a way to reduce the heat and filter incoming light. Translucent screen and shade fabrics add a level of beauty to your home, because they come in a combination of colors to match your design motif. Push a button on your smart home tablet, and they’ll raise and lower into position on command. Although these smart shades do not provide complete privacy in your home, they offer a degree of heat reduction while creating a beautiful atmosphere in your rooms.

Motorized Shades for Glare Control

Do you live on a lake or pond? Perhaps your home or apartment is located in an area with reflective surfaces around it. Instead of dealing with glare coming through your windows, lower the shades to reduce the brightness. Usually, dark-colored fabrics are perfect for glare reduction. But that doesn’t mean your view is blocked. Instead, Screen Innovations has many fabric options that allow you to enjoy the view without glare.

Shades for Heat Control

Black colors absorb heat, while light colors reflect the sun’s rays back outside. Heat control is best achieved with light-colored fabrics. If you want more privacy in your room, as well as heat control, Screen Innovations designs shades that allow light into your home but are effective at blocking out heat – particularly in east- and west-facing windows. You’ll want to select closed-weave fabrics with low openness factors to reduce the amount of light transmitted through the fabric.

The Duo: Two Shades in One

Maybe you want more than one shade in your windows. During the morning, you prefer a light translucent shade to filter light into your rooms. However, when midday arrives, you need a heat-blocking shade to stop the sun’s harsh rays and ensure a cool home. The Duo model from Screen Innovations gives you the best of both worlds. It consists of two separate shades you control remotely with your home automation touchpad. Raise and lower one or both at the touch of a button on your smart home tablet to control all the light in your rooms.

Blackout Shades

Sometimes, you want complete darkness in your room. For instance, if you’re watching a movie in your home theater, you need the space to be conducive for immersive entertainment. Blackout shades achieve this because they stop light from penetrating through the material, creating the privacy you need. At the same time, they are highly effective at preventing any heat from entering through your windows. On a particularly hot day when the sun is intense, these shades are ideal for windows on the western side of your home.

Would you like to learn about all the motorized shade options from Screen Innovations? It’s easy to get started. Call Futurian Systems at (866) 597-6616 or fill out our online contact form. We’re happy to offer a free consultation.


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