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Finding the Perfect Summer Window Treatments

Massachusetts is no stranger to hot summers. Although summer is a time to spend out and about on vacation or spending time in the warm weather, it’s always nice to be able to return home to a cool and comfortable home. Not only is a stuffy home uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating, but an inefficient home can raise your energy bills. Window treatments play a considerable role in the temperature of your home. Untreated windows can be responsible for up to 30% of lost energy, which adds up over time. But the good news is that there are window treatments specifically designed to target this problem. Honeycomb shades are one of the best window coverings on the market for improving your home’s energy efficiency. Right now, we’re loving our Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades, and as we enter the hottest time of year, it’s the perfect time to highlight what makes this window treatment product so amazing.

Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades Concord, Massachusetts (MA) summer window treatments, cellular shades, honeycomb blinds.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades are an innovative type of cellular shade designed to trap air between your home’s interior and the outside environment. This creates a barrier that helps improve insulation, protecting your home from excessive solar heat gain. Honeycomb shades keep your space cool and shaded in style while also offering improved acoustics with up to 70% sound absorption.

Add some flair to your summer window treatments with luxurious fabrics. Choose from a stunning collection of exclusive fabrics from the Alustra® Collection—patterns, colors, and textures all curated with an eye for modern design trends. Explore a modern color palette and refreshing prints that are eye-catching without overpowering your other interior décor. Duette® boasts high-performance fabrics that resist fading and maintain their crisp pleats even with daily use.

Duette® is one of the most versatile summer window treatments out there with several operating systems to choose from as well as vertical applications for large windows. Adjust your window shades with LiteRise® by gently pushing or pulling your cellular shades into place. You can also opt for the EarlyRise™ continuous cord loop which keeps your shades free from the obstruction of tangled cords. Transform how you approach your home’s lighting altogether with the revolutionary PowerView® Automation system, which turns your ordinary shades into smart shades.

Control your shades from anywhere with the convenient smartphone app. Program unique schedules and individual lighting profiles for each set of shades. With PowerView®, your shades will even sync with your local sunrise and sunset times for improved energy efficiency, making it easy to keep your home shaded during the sunniest times of the day even if you forget to adjust them.


Kick-off your summer on the right foot by preparing your home for the hot days ahead. Contact us to schedule your free in-home consultation today, and let’s work together to outfit your home in stunning summer window treatments. We offer professional measuring and installation, and we’ll even walk you through your smart window technology. WTI is locally owned and operated, proud to service Concord, Carlisle, Acton, Sudbury, Stow, Bedford, Littleton, Harvard, Groton, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Needham, Belmont, Chestnut Hill, Newton, Boxborough, Bolton, Lincoln, Westford, Winchester, Lexington, Arlington, Cambridge, and Charleston, MA.