The summer heat is officially upon us and in some areas of the Country (like here in Phoenix) is seems impossible to escape. In fact, here in the desert it is often a challenge for our central air conditioners to keep pace with the 104 degree afternoons. These hot days remind us of some simple tricks to help reduce the temperature and help protect your furniture, upholstery and carpets from sun-damage. The best way to give your home some protection without the permanent window tinting is is add a layer of blackout lining to your custom drapery from DrapeStyle. Blackout Lining is a synthetic layer of lining that will block 99% of the sunlight from penetrating through your drapery fabric. Simply close your drapes and you will reduce the heat and damaging effects of UV rays without changing the way your custom drapes look or feel. Our blackout lining is available on almost any of our custom drapes and Roman Shades for a simple up-charge of just $99 per panel! Used properly, your blackout custom drapes and curtains may actually pay for themselves through the energy that they save!