Blinds that Beat the Summer Heat

That South African summer – something we spend almost the whole year waiting for.

Bring on the braais, the pool and beach days, the cocktails and that feeling of good old freedom!

Oh and the heat, too…

If the heat is your arch-nemesis, have a look at some window treatment tips to increase your comfort levels this summer.


Did you know?

Blackout shades can reduce the amount of heat transferred via your windows by as much as 24%, keeping the room both cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

The ideal way to introduce blackout material is through roller blinds – either single or double (such as vision blinds).

Plantation Shutters

Get that suburban look down with these picture-perfect window shutters, while enjoying easy-to-adjust louvres to control the amount of light, glare and ventilation allowed in.

It is also one of the best ways to reduce heat gain in your home because it is installed in a way that completely seals with the outline of your window.

The Beehive

Cellular shade blinds are also known as honeycomb blinds because each stacked component that creates the blind is a honeycomb-shaped compartment.

These air pockets act as insulators, which can reduce unwanted solar heat through windows by up to 80%. They work the other way, too, reducing heat loss in winter by around 40%.

The bonus is that they boast a chic and contemporary look – adding a refined and sophisticated touch to your space.


Not everyone knows that an awning at your entrances can make a difference to the heat you experience inside your house.

Not only do they give you’re a decorative flair to the outside of your home, but they also protect you from the sun and wind. An awning in a light colour reflects sunlight better.

Pro tip: Have a look at which directions your windows and doors face to make the best use of an awning installation, because they can reduce solar heat gain in the summer by up to 65% on south-facing windows and 77% on west-facing windows.


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