How To Black Out Your Windows In Honolulu

Darren Wong

Mass-produced ”blackout” window coverings advertise complete light control, allowing for insulation, privacy, and of course, darkness. However, they don’t fit your windows as sunlight sneaks in along the product’s perimeter. As an alternative, consider custom roller shades or Polywood® shutters to black out windows in Honolulu. Your customized roller shades can have a thick, dark pattern or color and will match the dimensions of your window opening to prevent light from entering, while faux wood plantation shutters offer exceptional insulation.

Black out shades in a living room 

Custom Roller Shades Block Exterior Light

If you want to black out windows in Honolulu for darkness or privacy, consider the benefits of roller shades. These window treatments can be created with a sturdy, non-transparent material that is opaque enough to keep the sun’s rays from shining through them.  If you get a custom-crafted treatment, your Sunburst rep will get exact measurements and order shades that fit perfectly within your window frame to avoid any gaps around the edges. When lowering the roller shades, they will completely cover the window pane and prevent outdoor light from sneaking past.

Using made-to-order room darkening roller shades also helps insulate your windows. Their heavy material and precision fit help block out the sun’s heat and winter’s chilly drafts. You’ll feel a bit toastier in during cold months and cooler during hotter months with your dark inducing shades, and you are likely to see money savings on energy expenses.

These functional coverings look good too. The phrase “blackout” doesn’t apply to the color of the shade. These window treatments are available in a range of colors and in many attractive styles and patterns. Blackout material is heavy enough to block out outside light. Blackout roller shades are a fashionable way to impede the sun’s rays when an absence of light is required for resting, watching TV, or keeping a room cool.

Plantation shutters in a living room

Plantation Shutters Reduce Utility Bills

A majority of residents are interested in enhancing their window treatments in Honolulu for better energy efficiency. Preventing hot sunshine and cold air that invades through your windows is good for your home’s comfort and energy usage. Products like blackout roller shades and blinds made of thick materials will help to an extent, but interior shutters will enhance your home even more. They are constructed with weatherstripping around all edges that provides more effective insulation than alternative window coverings. When you close your shutters shutters, this proven insulation ability fights off summer’s heat and winter’s cold. Your heating and cooling equipment will get a bit of a break, while your home stays a comfortable temperature without a high utility bill.

Faux wood shutters can also be used to block light. They don’t move with every breeze or bump like shades, drapes, and blinds as they are put together using solid, sturdy composites. Each installation is carefully sized to fit snugly over your windows. There is limited space along the perimeter for sunshine to creep in like you often have with off-the-shelf products. Even their louvers are designed to lay close against one another and allow just a shred of exterior light when you close them.

Install Shades And Shutters To Black Out Your Honolulu Windows With Sunburst Shutters Honolulu

You can easily blackout your Honolulu windows when you get the right help from Sunburst Shutters Honolulu. We stock an impressive collection of faux wood shutters and additional window coverings to fit your unique requirements. Reach out today at or complete our simple online form to schedule a free in-home consultation.