St. George Bay Windows Need Spectacular Window Treatments09/21/2016Kasey Udy Specialty window types are often some of the most visually striking qualities of homes in St. George - and one of the most eye-catching examples of these specialty windows are bay windows. From either the interior or exterior, bay windows offer a sense of coziness and fashion all at the same time - if they’re paired with the right window covering. But how does one know which window treatment to select? Just as with other unique window makes, bay windows have individual considerations to think about. Sunburst Shutters St. George will guide you through the checklist for bay window treatments, and show you the top picks for your St. George bay windows. Priorities For Treatments For Bay Windows Complement your bay window - A badly-chosen, generic window covering can obscure the aesthetic of a bay window. Go with a treatment that enhances your bay window’s distinctive geometry. Control over light and temperature levels - Bay windows usually let in a lot of heat and light from outdoors. Select a window covering that will keep your house comfortable and allows you to control the climate. Privacy - Just as a window treatment should enhance a bay window’s geometry, it also needs to control how well you’re able to see out your window, and how well those on the outside are able to see in. The Worst Choices For Bay Window Treatments Metal blinds - Blinds usually diminish the appeal of uniquely-shaped windows, making them look somewhat generic or cheap. They also underwhelm in controlling light levels as well as temperature. Draperies - Like blinds, drapes negatively impact the aesthetic of bay windows by covering up their unique geometry, which is one of their central features. Light control can also be an “all or nothing” choice with drapes. Nothing - Some homeowners believe it’s best to keep their bay window uncovered. The single upside to no window treatment is an increase in visibility, but doing so decreases your energy efficiency and light control, and can let outsiders get an undeterred look inside the house at all hours. Recommendations For St. George Bay Windows Cellular Shades for Bay Windows Fashionable, wallet-friendly, and easy to operate, cellular shades are a top-notch addition to bay windows. The reason why we recommend them for bay windows is the level of freedom cellular shades offer you. These shades are available in different cell sizes, all the way from 7/16 in. to 3/4 in. and come with a top-down/bottom-up system which lets you lower the shade from the top or raise it from the bottom, so you can get your perfect view while allowing for light control. Sunburst’s cellular shades can be purchased in a wide range of transparencies, from sheer to completely opaque, so losing your privacy is never a problem. Also, unlike some other shades, cellular shades won’t bulk up at the sides or along the top of your window when drawn, because they collapse so effectively. That makes it so you have the ability to maintain the beautiful look of your bay windows even when the shades aren’t being used. Bay Window Plantation Shutters Like cellular shades, plantation shutters can give St. George homeowners the ability to display their bay windows’ looks while enjoying the benefits of an effective window treatment. Plantation shutters surpass cellular shades though, by offering even more effective light and visibility control due to their adjustable louvers. And since they’re custom-fit to your windows, you can benefit from even greater leeway in how you accentuate their style with full-length or half-length shutters. Due to the fact that bay windows are typically some of the biggest windows in the house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ insulation is a massive benefit. Polywood shutters can stop nearly 30 degrees of heat flow in your home when used correctly, meaning that a cozy space is a quick tilt away. For that quintessential wood plantation shutter look, our Ovation® shutters outperform all similar shutters, having the distinction of being the only five star rated wood shutter available on the market. Ovation shutters can also accentuate the wood frame around your bay windows. Let Your Bay Windows Shine, St. George! You might be doing your room a disservice if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters St. George help your windows soar with our professional experience. Get on the phone with the Sunburst Shutters St. George team today by calling 435-485-9332 to set up a free in-home window treatment consultation. We’ll work with your timeline and have product samples brought straight to your door!