Here in TN, we take our home fashion fairly seriously, just like the majority of homeowners in our area. And Southern homes have a few unique needs when it comes to window coverings.
From beating the heat to taking advantage of your home’s Southern charm, here’s all you need to know about Southern window treatments.
Window Treatments That Keep Southern Homes From Overheating
You’re aware of how warm it can get in Kingsport throughout the summer months. And while temperatures can get up into triple digits outdoors, your home can trap heat, making your A/C work harder. With the right window treatment, Kingsport homes can beat the heat and stay comfortable all year long. That’s why the best window treatment for Southern homes is Polywood® plantation shutters.
More than any other kind of shutter in Kingsport, Polywood helps maintain the temperature in your home. With their exclusive material and expert design, Polywood shutters act as a window seal, blocking up to half of all energy flow. That doesn’t just keep your home comfortable, but it means your HVAC won’t have to work nearly as hard to cool your house, saving you money on your energy bills.
Some TN homeowners really go the distance with their window treatments. It’s not rare to see homes here double-up on comfort by installing more than one window treatment. For example, solar window film can block harmful UV light, lessening heat from the sun as well as glare on your windows – and they work well with any other window treatment. Draperies are another great option to pair with shutters in particular, offering a second protective layer against the TN sun.
Window Treatments That Complement The Southern Style
Without going too deep down the rabbit hole of classic Southern architecture, a good amount of homes in our part of the country have a few things in common: ties to history, space for gatherings, and beautiful front sides.
There’s not a single window treatment that captures Southern elegance quite like plantation shutters. It’s even in the name – plantation shutters got their name for being so common in big plantations and large houses across the South decades ago. In addition to keeping your home cooler than any other window treatment they perfectly accentuate Southern home style. Their clean angles and expert craftsmanship make them great additions to a home with a big front porch, columns, or exposed woodwork.
And Polywood shutters come standard in white for good 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 Kingsport or the greater Southern U.S.
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 what shutters could look like in your home, get a free consultation the Sunburst Kingsport team. Call us at 276-685-5343 or use out your information below for a free consult meeting with our window design experts.