How To Black Out Your Windows In San Antonio

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Off-the-shelf ”blackout” window coverings claim they block all light, and will keep your room pitch black, insulated, and private. The problem is, they don’t fit your windows exactly and they still let light slip in around the edges. As an alternative, try custom roller shades or interior shutters to black out windows in San Antonio. Custom roller shades are opaque and will be made for a precise fit to ensure darkness, while faux wood plantation shutters insulate windows.

Black out shades in a living room 

Customized Room-Darkening Roller Shades Eliminate Outside Light

If you want to black out windows in San Antonio for optimal privacy and darkness, consider the benefits of roller shades. They can be created with a thick material that is opaque enough to keep the sun’s rays from entering.  If you get customized roller shades, your window treatment rep will get exact measurements and order shades that are exactly right for your window size to avoid any gaps around the edges. When lowering the treatments, they will totally cover the window glass and won’t leave any space for sunlight to peek through.

Upgrading to made-to-order room darkening roller shades also helps insulate your windows. A tick material and exact fit are great at blocking the sun’s heat and cilly drafts. Your home will be warmer in during cold months and cooler during hotter months with your dark inducing shades, and you could see money savings on utility bills.

These functional coverings are good looking as well. The word “blackout” doesn’t apply to the color of the shade. These effective coverings can be found in a full spectrum of colors and in a multitude of designs to suit your interior. ”Blackout” material is thick enough to obstruct outside light. Blackout roller shades are a fashionable way to keep out sunlight when you want darkness for bedtime, a movie, or to improve the comfort of a space.

Plantation shutters in a living room

Plantation Shutters Reduce Utility Bills

Many homeowners are interested in enhancing their window treatments in San Antonio to improve efficiency. Preventing warm sunlight and cold drafts that invades through your windows keeps your house comfortable and energy bills low. Blackout blinds and window shades made of dense, heavier materials may improve efficiency, but interior shutters are often more effective. They utilize weatherstripping along all borders that insulates windows better than alternative window coverings. When closing your sturdy interior shutters, this beneficial insulating quality fights off hot and cold patches coming from your windows. Your home’s furnace and AC won’t be overburdened, and your property stays comfortable without increasing your energy expenses.

Interior shutters also keep out most light. They will not bump out of place like other, more lightweight materials due to their solid material. All panels are customized for your exact window opening. They leave minimal gaps along the perimeter for sunshine to creep in like you often have with off-the-shelf products. The slats are also crafted to lay close against one another and allow just a shred of exterior light when you close them.

Discover The Best Products To Black Out Your San Antonio Windows From Sunburst Shutters San Antonio

It’s easy to blackout your San Antonio windows when you work with Sunburst Shutters San Antonio. We stock an impressive collection of faux wood shutters and other window treatments to fit your unique requirements. Reach out today at or submit the form on this page to schedule a free in-home consultation.