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The alternative to curtains against heat and glare



Curtains are an inexpensive way to protect your home from the sun and heat. But did you know that other effective techniques can be used to naturally cool your home in summer and avoid glare? Here are a few alternatives to curtains.

The different blinds to protect your windows from heat and prying eyes

Venetian blinds, whether aluminum or wood, offer optimum light control. You can adjust the angle of the slats to regulate the amount of incoming light.

Various models can be used as an alternative to curtains. There are also roller blinds and cellular blinds. The latter are made with trapped air pockets that act as a thermal barrier.


They are excellent for insulation and can help reduce heat in summer and cold in winter. If you want to drastically block out sunlight, opt for blackout blinds, which also act as a heat regulator in fine weather.

Insulating glass, an effective solution against high temperatures

To protect against outside temperatures and naturally regulate the temperature inside a home, store or office, you can install low-emissivity (Low-E) glass. They are designed to reduce heat transfer while letting in daylight.

Roller shutters to repel heat and enhance security

External roller shutters offer excellent protection against both heat and sun glare. They are particularly popular in south-facing homes. They also add an extra level of security when you're away from home. They act as a barrier against break-ins and burglaries.

However, they significantly reduce the amount of light in an interior, which can be a hindrance to their everyday use.

Thermal film to insulate windows in summer and winter

Another alternative to curtains for protection from the sun is thermal window film. It can be applied to French windows, bay windows, shop windows and home windows. It provides a real barrier against UV rays and their harmful effects.

It's a perfect alternative to curtains, as it blocks out intense sunlight, preventing glare and UV damage to objects.

But unlike most other alternatives to curtains, Solar Screen window film does not alter the room's luminosity, and allows full daylight to penetrate.

Solar Screen also acts as a thermal regulator in winter. It protects the home against heat loss and prevents the cold from penetrating through the windows.

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