Fantastic Window Treatments For Southern Homes in Florida10/16/2017Charlie Cole and Brady Parker In most parts of Florida, we take pride in our home design, just like the majority of homeowners in our area. And homes in the South have a few unique needs when it comes to your window treatments. From staying cool to taking advantage of your home’s Southern charm, this is what you need to know about Southern window treatments. Shutters Help Keep Southern Homes From Baking in the Sun We all know how hot the weather can get in Fort Myers throughout the summer. And while temperatures can get up into triple digits outside, your house can trap heat inside, making your A/C work harder. With a great window treatment, Fort Myers 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. More than any other kind of shutter in Fort Myers, Polywood helps maintain the temperature in your home. With their exclusive material and expert design, Polywood shutters create 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 can work a little less hard to cool your home, saving you money each and every month. Some Florida homeowners even go a step further. 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 reduce strong UV light, minimizing heat from the sun as well as glare on your windows – and they can be used easily with any other window treatment. Drapes are another fantastic pairing for shutters specifically, offering another layer of insulation against the Florida sun. Window Treatments For A Real Southern Style Without going too deep down the rabbit hole of classic Southern architecture, many homes in Fort Myers have a few commonalities: ties to history, space for several guests, and beautiful faces. There’s no window treatment that captures Southern elegance quite like plantation shutters. It’s even in the name – plantation shutters are named that for being so common in big plantations and manors across the South decades ago. As we mentioned, shutters can control temperature more effectively than other window treatments, and they are a natural fit to Southern style. Their clean angles and beautiful craftsmanship make them great accessories on a home with a big front porch, balustrades, or intricate woodwork. And Polywood shutters are bought in white almost all the time for a reason. White is a perfect accessory color in Southern houses, both reflecting sunlight and giving a feeling of both style and comfort – perfect for any home in the South. Beautiful Southern Homes Should Have Beautiful Window Treatments For style and practicality, shutters are the go-to window treatment for homes in the South. To get a glimpse of what your home could be missing, get a free consultation the Sunburst Fort Myers team. Call us at 239-208-6577 or use out the form below for a free consult meeting with our design team.