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Beat the heat this summer by upgrading to cellular shades!

Summer heat incoming: How to keep your ‘cool’ this year with an easy home upgrade
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With the May long-weekend marking the ‘unofficial’ end of spring weather, it’s time to start looking forward to the warm summer months ahead! While hot, sunny weather may seem appealing right now as we just scrape past the finish line of cooler temperatures, it won’t be long before complaints of ‘I’m too cold’ turn into complaints of ‘I’m too hot.’ .

Window coverings and cellular shades in particular can reduce ‘heat gain’ inside your home by up to 77 per cent, making them a worthwhile springtime investment toward reducing your home’s energy consumption,” says Cheryl Niedzielski, from Island Window Coverings.

Preparing your home to maintain a comfortable temperature year-round will help you get ahead of any potential heat waves. While all window coverings offer some level of insulation, cellular shades are considered the best option for maintaining indoor temperatures.

“Cellular shades are great for a variety of reasons,” Niedzielski says. “They come in many colours and in different sizes of pleats, making them customizable to your home’s decor. They’re also available with basic motorization or ‘smart’ motorization, which allows blinds to be scheduled by time and day. Others can be set to have your blinds raise or lower automatically depending on temperature fluctuations in your home.”

While cellular shades work for most window types, Niedzielski recommends taking advantage of Island Window Coverings’ free consultation services to ensure you’re getting exactly the right window coverings for your home.

And for those with skylights, Hunter Douglas recently reintroduced their cellular skylight shades with those features as well.

“If you’re hoping to get new window coverings before summer, now’s a great time to book a consultation and get ahead of the heat,” Niedzielski says. “Installation usually takes a few hours, depending on how many windows treatments are being applied. If you’re needing blackout features as well as climate control, cellular shades are available with blackout fabric and we can also do light lock side channels or drapery side panels to eliminate light gaps for complete blackout.”

Book your complimentary consultation with Island Window Coverings today!

Island owned and operated since 1986, Island Window Coverings are your window covering experts – visit the showroom at 3381 Tennyson Ave., call them at 250-475-2600, or email For design inspiration, updates and more, follow Island Window Coverings on Facebook and Instagram.

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