Block Out the Summer Sun with Hunter Douglas Window Treatments

Block Out the Summer Sun with Hunter Douglas Window Treatments

Ahhh... Summer in Iowa! We love this time of year, and we take full advantage of being able to get outside and soak up the warm July sun! What we don’t so much love is sunshine coming into our homes and increasing our cooling bills. Luckily, proper window treatments can help reduce the negative effects of the sun. Here are a few shades from Hunter Douglas that provide solutions to help beat the heat and block out the summer sun.

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UV Blocking Shades


These sleek and stylish Screen Shades are the perfect window treatment for both inside or outside of your home! Not only do they offer customized levels of privacy, but they protect your furniture, flooring and artwork from sun fading. Designer Screen fabrics block between 86% and 99% of the sun’s damaging rays.They are also extremely durable, weather resistant, and look great! They are available in a wide range of colors and styles and are even available in exclusive fabrics that are made from reclaimed, washed-ashore plastic.


Silhouette window shades are another beautiful window treatment that offer protection from harmful UV rays. Unlike many other shades, Silhouette offers that protection while still allowing you to see outside! You have the option to open or closed fabric veins to adjust your view and the amount of light that you are letting in. Like all of the Hunter Douglas products, Silhouette shades can be completely customized with a variety of fabric combinations to best suit your style.

Energy Efficient Shades

Duette Honeycomb

Up to 50% of your home’s cooling energy can be lost through the windows. The superior design of Duette Honeycomb Shades creates insulation by trapping air inside of honeycomb pockets — helping keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter months. These popular shades are available in a range of opacities from sheer to room-darkening. They are also available in a variety of operating systems and styles, making them one of the most versatile window treatments on the market!


Like the Duette, the Sonnette Shades are another cellular type shade. The Sonnette has a beautiful roman shade look, while still being energy efficient! Its cellular construction can also improve your room’s acoustics while reducing the intensity of outside noise. With semi-opaque and room-darkening options, there are numerous fabric choices to suit your needs.

Blackout Shades


Like many of the Hunter Douglas shades, Vignette Modern Roman Shades are available in a room-darkening, blackout option. As the name suggests, this shade blocks out as much natural light as possible. This is ideal when you need to darken a room for sleeping or for reducing the glare on your television. These stunning shades combine the benefits of a room-darkening window treatment with the classic beauty of a roman shade. Vignette is available in many fabrics, and all fabrics are available in cut yardage, so you can create decorative accent pieces to match your window shades!


If you are looking to add softness and texture to your space, Hunter Douglas Designer Draperies are the perfect stylish solution. They can be used alone on a window or paired with another shade to create a variety of light filtering options. Choose a room darkening liner along with a drapery that completely covers your window for the ultimate room darkening effect!

To see all of the window treatment options offered by Randy’s Flooring, stop into one of our showrooms and meet with a member of our design team! To schedule an appointment or a free consultation & estimate, contact us today!

–Written by Kelsie Smock, Interior Design & Sales, Coralville