Around Florida, we take pride in our home fashion, like most southern homeowners. And homes in the South require a unique approach when it comes to window coverings.
From beating the heat to nailing that Southern style, this is what you need to know about choosing a window treatment in the South.
Shutters Help Keep Southern Homes From Overheating
We’re all aware of how hot it can get in Fort Lauderdale during the summer months. And while temperatures can get up into triple digits outside, your house can trap heat inside, forcing your air conditioning to work harder. With a great window treatment, Fort Lauderdale homes can beat the heat and stay comfortable no matter how hot it gets outside. 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 patented material and expert design, Polywood shutters create a window seal, blocking up to half of all energy flow. Not only does that keep your home cooler, but it means your A/C can work a little less hard to cool your space, saving you on your monthly bills.
Some Florida homeowners take it even further. It’s not uncommon for some people to double-up on temperature control by combining window treatments. For example, solar window film can reduce strong UV light, lessening solar heat and glare – and they work well with any other window treatment. Draperies are another great pairing for shutters in particular, offering another layer of insulation against the Florida sun.
Window Treatments In A Southern Style
Without getting too deep into historic Southern home architecture, a lot of homes in our part of the country have a few common themes: historical ties, space for gatherings, and beautiful front sides.
There’s not a single window treatment that has that same Southern charm quite like plantation shutters. It’s even in the name – plantation shutters got their name for being so common in large plantations and manors across the South so many years ago. As we mentioned, shutters can control temperature more effectively than other window treatments, and they flawlessly complement Southern style. Their clean angles and expert craftsmanship make them great accessories on a home with a full porch, front-facing columns, or any woodwork.
And Polywood shutters are offered in white for a reason. White is a unifying color in Southern houses, as it reflects sunlight and adds an air of both style and comfort – ideal for any home in the South.
Beautiful Southern Homes Should Have Beautiful Window Treatments
For style and practicality, shutters are the perfect solution for homes in the South. To see how shutters can refresh your home, get a free consultation the Sunburst Fort Lauderdale team. Call us at 561-440-8535 or complete out the form below for a free consult meeting with our window design experts.