The Best Window Treatments For Southern Homes in TX10/16/2017Cory Cryer In most parts of TX, 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 it can get up to three digit temperatures 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 Sunburst’s top pick for Southern homes is Polywood® plantation shutters. More than any other kind of shutter in Houston, Polywood helps control your home’s temperature. With their patented material and expert design, Polywood shutters create a window seal, helping reduce temperature flow by up to 30 degrees. Not only does that keep your home comfortable, but it means your HVAC won’t have to work nearly as hard to cool your space, saving you money each and every month. Some TX homeowners even go a step further. It’s not rare for some people to double-up on comfort by using multiple window treatments. For example, solar window film can reflect harmful UV light, lessening 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 TX sun. Window Treatments In A Southern Style Without getting too deep into classic Southern architecture, many homes in Houston have a few commonalities: 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 large houses across the South decades ago. In addition to keeping your home cooler than any other window treatment they flawlessly complement Southern home style. Their solid lines and expert craftsmanship make them great accessories on a home with a wrap-around porch, columns, or ornate woodwork. And Polywood shutters come standard 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.