Here in Texas, we take pride in our interior design, just like the majority of homeowners in our area. And Southern homes have a few unique needs when it comes to window coverings.
From staying cool to taking advantage of your home’s Southern charm, this is all you need to know about Southern window treatments.
Shutters Help Keep Southern Homes From Baking in the Sun
You know how hot the weather can get in San Antonio during the summer months. And while it can get up to three digit temperatures outside, your house can trap heat, forcing your air conditioning to work harder. With an effective window treatment, San Antonio homes can beat the heat and stay comfortable all year long. That’s why Sunburst’s top pick for Southern homes is Polywood® plantation shutters.
Polywood shutters help maintain the temperature in your home more effectively than any other window treatment. With their exclusive material and expert design, Polywood shutters act as a solid seal on your window, blocking up to half of all energy flow. That doesn’t just keep your home comfortable, but it means your A/C won’t have to work nearly as hard to cool your house, saving you on your monthly bills.
Some Texas homeowners take it to the limit. It’s not rare for some people to double-up on energy efficiency by installing more than one window treatment. For example, solar window film can block harmful sunlight, diminishing heat from the sun as well as glare – and they can be used easily with any other window treatment. Draperies are another fantastic pairing for shutters in particular, offering another layer of insulation against the Texas sun.
Window Treatments That Complement The Southern Style
Without going too deep down the rabbit hole of historic Southern home architecture, a good amount of homes in our part of the country have a couple of commonalities: historical ties, space for gatherings, and beautiful front sides.
There’s no window treatment that captures Southern elegance quite like plantation shutters. It’s even in the name – plantation shutters got their name for being so common in sprawling plantations and manors across the South so many years ago. In addition to keeping your home cooler than any other window treatment they flawlessly complement Southern style. Their crisp look and expert craftsmanship make them great partners for a home with a full porch, columns, or exposed woodwork.
And Polywood shutters come standard in white for a reason. White is a perfect accessory color in Southern houses, as it reflects sunlight and adds a feeling of both style and comfort – ideal for any home in San Antonio or the greater Southern U.S.
Classic Southern Homes Should Have Beautiful Window Treatments
When it comes to combining style and practicality, shutters are the perfect solution for homes in the South. To get a glimpse of what shutters could look like in your home, get a free consultation the Sunburst San Antonio team. Call us at 210-876-0377 or complete out the form below for a free consult meeting with our home design pros.