Here in Georgia, we take pride in our interior design, like most southern homeowners. And Southern homes require a unique approach when it comes to your window treatments.
From keeping your home cool to nailing that Southern style, here’s all you need to know about choosing a window treatment in the South.
Window Treatments That Keep Homes in the South From Overheating
We all know how warm it can get in Atlanta throughout the summer. 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, Atlanta homes can stay cool and comfortable regardless of the weather outside. That’s why Sunburst’s top pick for Southern homes is Polywood® plantation shutters.
Polywood shutters help keep your home at the exact temperature you want more effectively than any other window treatment. With their exclusive design and material, Polywood shutters create a window seal, preventing 50% of all temperature flow through your windows. That doesn’t just keep your home comfortable, but it means your air conditioning can work a little less hard to cool your house, saving you money on your energy bills.
Some Georgia homeowners take it to the limit. It’s not rare to see homes here double-up on energy efficiency by combining window treatments. For example, solar window film can reflect intense UV light, decreasing solar heat and glare – and they easily pair with other window treatments. Drapes are another great pairing for shutters in particular, offering a second protective layer against the Georgia sun.
Window Treatments For A Real Southern Style
Without getting too deep into classic Southern home architecture, many homes in our area have a few things in common: ties to history, space for several guests, and beautiful facades.
There’s no window treatment that matches the Southern style quite like plantation shutters. It’s even in the name – plantation shutters are called that for being so ubiquitous in sprawling plantations and mansions across the South during the 1800’s. As we mentioned, shutters can control temperature more effectively than other window treatments, and they are a natural fit to Southern style. Their crisp look and expert craftsmanship make them great additions to a home with a big front porch, balustrades, or exposed woodwork.
And Polywood shutters are bought in white almost all the time for a reason. White is a perfect accessory color in Southern houses, as it reflects sunlight and adds an air of both comfort and style – ideal for any home in the South.
Classic Southern Homes Deserve Beautiful Window Treatments
When it comes to combining style and practicality, shutters are the go-to window treatment for Southern homes. To see what shutters could look like in your home, schedule a free consultation the Sunburst Atlanta team. Call us at 404-962-8517 or complete out the form below for a free consult meeting with our home design pros.