Perfect Window Treatments For Southern Homes in TX10/16/2017Tyler Jorgensen In most parts of TX, 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 beating the heat 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 temperatures can get up into triple digits 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, preventing 50% of all temperature flow through your windows. That doesn’t just keep your home comfortable, but it means your HVAC won’t have to work nearly as hard to cool your space, saving you on your monthly bills. Some TX homeowners take it to the limit. It’s not rare for some people to double-up on comfort by installing more than one window treatment. For example, solar window film can reflect strong sunlight, diminishing heat from the sun as well as glare – and they can be used easily with any other window treatment. Draperies are another great pairing for shutters in particular, offering a second layer of insulation against the TX 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 common themes: historical ties, space for gatherings, and beautiful front sides. There’s no window treatment that matches the Southern style quite like plantation shutters. It’s even in the name – plantation shutters got their name for being so common in big 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 solid lines and skilled craftsmanship make them great partners for a home with a wrap-around porch, front-facing 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 San Antonio home. Classic Southern Homes Should Have Beautiful Window Treatments When it comes to combining style and practicality, shutters are the go-to window treatment 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 window design experts.