In most parts of Texas, we take our interior fashion fairly seriously, like most southern homeowners. And homes in the South require a unique approach when it comes to your window treatments.
From staying cool to taking advantage of your home’s Southern style, here’s all you should know about Southern window treatments.
Window Treatments That Keep Homes in the South From Baking in the Sun
We’re all aware of how hot the weather can get in Houston during the summer. And while temperatures can get up into triple digits outside, your house can trap heat, making your A/C work overtime. With an effective window treatment, Houston homes can stay cool and comfortable no matter how hot it gets outside. That’s why our number one recommendation for Southern homes is Polywood® plantation shutters.
Polywood shutters help control your home’s temperature better than any other window treatment. With their patented material and expert design, Polywood shutters create a window seal, helping reduce temperature flow by up to 30 degrees. That doesn’t just keep your home cooler, but it means your A/C won’t have to work nearly as hard to cool your house, saving you money each and every month.
Some Texas homeowners even go a step further. It’s not rare for some people to double-up on energy efficiency by combining window treatments. For example, solar window film can reflect strong UV light, decreasing heat from the sun as well as glare on your windows – and they work well with any other window treatment. Draperies are another good option to pair with shutters specifically, offering a second layer of insulation against the Texas sun.
Window Treatments In A Southern Style
Without getting too deep into classic Southern architecture, many homes in Houston have a few common themes: ties to history, space for several guests, and beautiful faces.
There’s not a single window treatment that captures Southern elegance quite like plantation shutters. Heck, it’s even in the name itself – plantation shutters got their name for being so ubiquitous in large plantations and mansions across the South decades ago. In addition to keeping your home cooler than any other window treatment they flawlessly complement Southern home style. Their crisp look and expert craftsmanship make them great accessories on a home with a full porch, front-facing columns, or ornate woodwork.
And Polywood shutters are offered in white for a reason. White is a perfect accessory color in Southern homes, as it reflects sunlight and adds a feeling of both comfort and style – perfect for any home in Houston or the greater Southern U.S.
Beautiful Southern Homes Need Beautiful Window Treatments
When it comes to combining style and practicality, shutters are the go-to window treatment for homes in the South. To see how shutters can refresh your home, get a free consultation the Sunburst Houston team. Call us at 713-853-9629 or fill out your information below for a free consult meeting with our design team.