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The Best Window Treatments For Southern Homes in Florida

October 16, 2017

In most parts of Florida, we take our interior fashion pretty seriously, as do most homeowners in the south. And Southern homes require a unique approach when it comes to your window treatments.

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From staying cool to nailing that Southern charm, here’s all you should know about choosing a window treatment in the South.

Window Treatments That Keep Homes in the South From Overheating

We all know how hot it can get in Clearwater during the summer months. And while it can reach temperatures of over 100 degrees outside, your house can trap heat inside, making your A/C work harder. With the right window treatment, Clearwater homes can beat the heat and stay comfortable no matter how hot it gets outside. That’s why the best window treatment for Southern homes is Polywood® plantation shutters.

More than any other kind of shutter in Clearwater, Polywood helps maintain the temperature in your home. With their patented 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 home, saving you money on your energy bills.

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Some Florida homeowners take it even further. It’s not rare for some people to double-up on temperature control by installing more than one window treatment. For example, solar window film can reflect intense sunlight, decreasing solar heat and glare on your windows – and they can be used easily with any other window treatment. Draperies are another fantastic pairing for shutters specifically, adding a second protective layer against the Florida sun.

Window Treatments In A Southern Style

Without going too deep down the rabbit hole of historic Southern home architecture, a good amount of homes in Clearwater have a couple of commonalities: historical ties, space for gatherings, and beautiful facades.

There’s no window treatment that has that same Southern charm quite like plantation shutters. Heck, it’s even in the name itself – plantation shutters got their name for being so common in large plantations and mansions across the South decades ago. Not only do shutters block heat better than any other window treatment like we’ve mentioned, but they perfectly accentuate Southern home style. Their clean angles and beautiful craftsmanship make them great accessories on a home with a full porch, balustrades, or ornate woodwork.

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And Polywood shutters are offered in white for a reason. White is a perfect accessory color in Southern homes, both reflecting sunlight and giving an air of both style and comfort – perfect for any Clearwater home.

Beautiful Southern Homes Need Beautiful Window Treatments

When it comes to combining style and practicality, shutters are the perfect solution for Southern homes. To see how shutters can refresh your home, schedule a free consultation the Sunburst Clearwater team. Call us at 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below for a free consult meeting with our window design experts.