Window Treatment Ideas For Sunrooms In Fort Myers07/12/2016Charlie Cole and Brady Parker A sunroom that is light and airy can turn into the most popular room in your Fort Myers home. Its large windows and generous natural light make it the perfect spot to entertain guests, finish a crossword puzzle, or watch a summer storm. To turn your sunroom into the best space in your home, it’s important to control how much light comes in during the day and maintain a steady room temperature. You might even choose to redecorate your sunroom. A good place to start is with your windows and window treatments. You’ll want to find a window treatment that lets the natural light in and provides a view of outside but also allows you to cover your windows for energy efficiency and privacy. The exact style of window treatment you choose depends on your style, energy needs, and budget. Here are some window treatment ideas for sunrooms in Fort Myers to turn your sunroom into the best room in your house. Classic Plantation Shutters A classic window treatment option is plantation shutters which let sunlight stream into your sunroom. They are a custom-built window treatment that becomes a permanent fixture in your home and can add to your home’s value. Their big louvers give you a pretty view of the outdoors when opened. It’s easy to adjust them for light control and privacy - and they’re a breeze to clean. They can swing out when you would like to open up your sunroom windows to let in a cool breeze. Sunrooms have many windows which give you a view of the outdoors. But with all the glass, your sunroom may not be energy efficient. Polywood® plantation shutters insulate your sunroom. They reduce heat transfer through your windows by 45% and are up to 70% more energy efficient than traditional wooden shutters, so you can have the sun shine into your sunroom during the day and shut your shutters in the evening to maintain the temperature of the room. UV-Blocking Window Film Window film gives you a completely open view through your sunroom windows. It blocks 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays while still letting natural light pass through into the room. Window film both absorbs and reflects the sun’s energy so you can keep your sunroom at the perfect temperature. Plus, it makes your HVAC system work less, which lowers your energy costs. Window film also keeps your carpeting and furniture pristine. The direct sunlight that passes through your windows can fade your carpeting or furniture. But windows that have window film prevent fading so that your carpet and furnishings stay true to its colors. You can add options such as privacy tinting to window film which lets you see outside but prevents onlookers from looking into your sunroom. You can also add window film with other window treatments like plantation shutters or shades for additional energy efficiency. Decorative Roman Shades Another sunroom window treatment that allows you to control the light levels in the room is roman shades. They are available in many patterns and fabrics and a variety of styles like contemporary, traditional, and modern. Pull the shades down when you need less natural light and more privacy. Retract the shades when you would like a room with lots of light where you can see outside. Options you can add include decorative scallops and trims, privacy liners, and cordless lift systems and motorization. If you want to increase energy efficiency, it’s important to pick shades built from the right material. Shades that are crafted from thicker material will insulate better than lighter shades. Find Window Treatments For Your Sunroom Today If you’re looking for more ideas for window treatments for your sunroom or other areas in your house, browse through our Room Guide. Then when you’re ready to start the buying process for the best custom window treatment for your sunroom in Fort Myers, give us a call at 239-208-6577 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll talk you through all your options to make your sunroom the coziest space in your home.