There’s no question about it; summers in St. Louis are hot. The average daily high temperature in St. Louis in July is 89.1 degrees. August isn’t much better, with an average daily high temperature of 88.3 degrees. That heat comes from the area’s intense sun in the summer months. The average sunny day in St. Louis in July and August is heated by nine hours of intense sun, which is two-thirds of a given day’s 14 hours of daylight.
Solutions to Summer Sun and Heat Challenges
This heat and sun leads to high utility costs, as air conditioning units run nearly non-stop as they struggle to keep homes, business and other buildings cool. In addition, the extended and intense ultraviolet rays in the sunlight that characterizes summer in St. Louis can damage furniture, carpet and even laminate flooring in your home or business.
Using screens or solar shades to minimize the effects of intense sunlight can be a highly effective way of cutting utility costs and protecting furniture or flooring.
Solar screen and shade systems are designed to entirely eliminate all exterior light, or to reduce light by varying degrees. Our Hunter Douglas Residential Designer Screen Shades for example, can be adjusted from a 0% openness factor up to as much as a 14% factor. This allows some light to come in, while offering a shaded view of the outside. These screen shades are available in 57 styles, offering an ideal look and solution for nearly every home or business.
Alustra® Woven Textures® shade systems are a simpler, light-filtering product which features a reliable, effective roller shade design. When closed, these shades allow limited light to filter though the window. For rooms needing a complete blackout of exterior light and view, Alustra® Woven Textures® can be combined with Alustra® Woven Textures® fabric with a rear roller shade. The two rollers may be operated independent, meaning the light-filtering shade can be used to reduce exterior light and view, or the Alustra® Woven Textures® fabric roller shade can be drawn to completely block all exterior light. These fabric rollers are available in 12 fabrics and 47 shades, giving our customers an exceptional level of flexibility.
Blinds, shades and curtains also offer excellent protection against sunlight and UV rays, and varying degrees of adjustability. With a wide range of options from which to choose, no compromise in flexibility, function, and style is necessary for any situation.
Consult with a Professional
Given the broad spectrum of needs and the wide array of solutions available to deal with the sun and summer temperatures, it’s best to consult with a professional who has exceptional knowledge of the products available to turn down the summer heat. Victor Shade offers complimentary on-site consultations designed to assess your situation and your objectives, then explain the various options we offer.
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