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With one of the hottest summers in years sweeping the nation, people are looking for ways to stay cool in the summer heat. Window treatments are an easy, inexpensive way to help cut air-conditioning costs and to get a little relief from the sun. Below are some of the best blinds for desert living. Get relief from the heat immediately by ordering window treatments and blinds that have one or two-day production times.

The Top Three Window Blinds and Shades for desert living are as follows:
  1. Energy Track 3/8” Translucent Double Cell Shades: Cellular shades are known for their insulating properties. Using these in a desert environment is ideal to help keep cool air in during the day. Best tip is to open windows during the night and let cool air in, then lower blinds during the day to keep temperatures down.

    If nights are as hot as days, then run air conditioning for a few hours in the mornings and evenings to cool off the home, then close the blinds and turn off the AC to cut down on energy costs. These blinds are also LEED certified. Their thermal performance rating is up to five times higher than a single pane of glass. With a system to seal-in the sides of the window blinds, there is no room for drafts or air leakage.

  2. Silver Screen Roller Shades – 4%: The goal of these shades is to help maintain views while blocking UV rays and providing insulation to help keep the interior of the home cool. Silver screen roller shades coat the exterior of the window blinds and shades with aluminum. They block out the sun’s glares as well as the worst of the heat from the rays. The 4% openness is a tighter weave than some shades for better insulating properties.

  3. EnviroFusion Textures Linen Shades: Also known for their insulating properties, these are a blend of Roman shades and cellular shades. The liner helps improve insulating qualities while the roman shades filter light and create an elegant atmosphere. The liner hides the cords for a finished look.

Desert living has its own unique challenges. Days can be sweltering while nights cool off. For those who suffer sensitivity to the heat, these blinds are not recommended as a substitute for air conditioning. Stay cool if you need to. However, if you are simply looking to lower the temperature of your home, or block out UV rays, these blinds will definitely do that.

Feel free to research the window blinds and treatments that may be the best fit for your needs. There are many varieties and similar brands, however it’s important to go with a brand you can trust. Check out the reviews of each brand and ask for samples in order to check manufacturing quality and color samples. Installing window treatments and blinds is a quick, easy solution to helping keep the sun’s heat, glare and UV rays out.

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This plan does not cover measuring errors. Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit.

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Who is covered:
  • Warranties cover the original purchaser of the window blinds and shades.
What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings
BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

What is not covered:
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage

30 Day Measuring Insurance

Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit, however, we all make errors from time to time and this protection plan covers any mis-measurement mistakes. If the window coverings do not fit, please let us know within 30 days of receiving the items. The blinds/shades will be remade at the correct dimensions at no cost to you unless there is a difference in price between the old and new sizes or if the new size requires an oversize shipping fee. All remakes will have to be remade in the same color, feature and specifications, no changes are allowed.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.

Any mis-measurements reported after 30 days will not be covered, however, new blinds and shades can be ordered with an additional 10% discount.

30 Day Returns

This plan does not cover returns.
5 Year Guaranteed to Love
Who is covered:
  • Warranties cover the original purchaser of the window blinds and shades.
What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage
BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

30 Day Measuring Insurance

Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit, however, we all make errors from time to time and this protection plan covers any mis-measurement mistakes. If the window coverings do not fit, please let us know within 30 days of receiving the items. The blinds/shades will be remade at the correct dimensions at no cost to you unless there is a difference in price between the old and new sizes or if the new size requires an oversize shipping fee. All remakes will have to be remade in the same color, feature and specifications, no changes are allowed.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.

Any mis-measurements reported after 30 days will not be covered, however, new blinds and shades can be ordered with an additional 10% discount.

30 Day Returns

If for any reason you are not satisfied with the window coverings and wish to return, please notify us within 30 days of receiving the order. Our customer care department will provide a Return Authorization Number (RGA) and shipping address to return the product. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer, refunds will be processed 2-3 business days after receiving the items.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.