Window covering-I want to replace wooden shutters

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I want to replace wooden shutters in a couple of rooms find them much to heavy for windows. What to you recommend, sun is very strong here.👵🏻👵🏻👵🏻👵🏻

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  • Hot here too. I have double rod curtains on some of my windows, sheers underneath and drapes on top. I draw the drapes closed on days like today, 110°, and keep the house closed up and dark to keep as cool as possible. It does help. Might be something to consider. I found the rods at Big Lots just by chance along with the sheers - $5 per panel - I can't even buy fabric that cheap! Lucked out and found linen curtains on sale at Target for $20 per panel. Has been 3 years now and even with all the washing, holding up great!
  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jul 08, 2017
    Solar shades will block the light, not the view. Reflective window film is an option but beware - it's hard/impossible to remove! You can research solar shade fabrics to DIY. https://insolroll.com/solar-shades-residential/
  • Lora Lora on Jul 08, 2017
    Black out curtain panels work well. Target even sells them now.
  • Grammy G Grammy G on Jul 08, 2017
    We swapped out our Wooden ones for Fiberglass and they came in many colors, so we had quite a choice.
  • Barb Barb on Jul 08, 2017
    How about pleated roman shades that can be customized and made
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 08, 2017
    I have a really wide bamboo rollup shade on my bay window and a wide roman shade underneath to really keep the sun out. All you see is the bamboo shade from the inside and the roman shade from the outside.
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