The Top Window Treatments For The Southwest and St. George

Kasey Udy

When homeowners think of the Southwest and St. George, they often imagine warm, dry weather. However, residents know that even though the days can be scorching, the nights can drop too much colder temperatures. That’s why window treatments in the Southwest must work twice as hard in keeping your house both cool and warm. Plantation shutters and roller shades are two great window treatment options for your St. George home.

Custom Plantation Shutters Improve Energy Efficiency

Polywood in a bow arched window

If the sun shines down on your St. George house all day long but leaves you cold after the sun goes down, explore window treatments that help keep your interior temperature stable. Plantation shutters have a special design that makes them great window treatments for Southwest homeowners who want to keep comfortable without taxing their A/C system.

Plantation shutters close tightly to block excessive light and fluctuating temperatures. During the day, you can close the shutter panels to block sun glare. As the sun moves, tilt open the louvers to filter the light. If you’d like a cool breeze and full view of the sunset in the evening, open the shutter panels and your windows for fresh air. Then, close them again when it gets dark and cold.

For the best energy efficiency, install Polywood® shutters in your house. Their patented weatherstripping can keep your rooms 30 degrees cooler than outside during the hot days. You can use them to reduce the temperature in rooms with full sun or place them throughout your home for more comfort everywhere. And, of course, they limit chilly drafts after sunset.

Plantation shutters look beautiful in St. George homes as well. The Southwest features many unique architectural styles, such as Spanish Mission Revival, Ranch, and contemporary Southwest-style. Unlike many other window treatments, plantation shutters are custom-crafted to snugly fit--rather than cover up--any shape of windows. Their adaptability makes them work just as well for arched windows in Mission Revival homes as for the sliding glass doors and picture windows in Ranch houses.

Interior shutters come in many attractive neutral hues, too. Get hardwood Ovation® shutters to coordinate with the rich earth and wood tones that are typical in Southwest-style homes. Or you can match the pristine white colors of a Spanish Mission home with white Polywood shutters. If you’ve designed your Ranch home with a rustic theme, reclaimed wood shutters will work well in your home.

Roller Shades Block Out And Diffuse Sunlight

Custom shades in a southwest home

Roller shades offer another great option for limiting the sun’s rays. If your St. George home has oversized, sunny windows where you want to control the light and block the heat, blackout roller shades let you do both. Completely opaque, they block outside light and its warmth on a blistering Southwest day. However, if you have smaller pueblo-style windows that already limit the amount of sunlight in your home, you can consider sheer roller shades and still enjoy natural light.

Roller shades also are offered in many patterns, textures, and styles that effortlessly blend in with most interior styles. Color plays a critical role in the ambiance of many Southwest home styles. Get colored roller shades of medium opacity to fill a bright Spanish-influenced room with colorful light. Or you can buy neutral colored shades for rustic décor. Roller shades’ modern look coordinates with both mid-century and contemporary Ranch homes as well.

Find Window Treatments For The Southwest At Sunburst Shutters

Keep your St. George home comfortable all day long with energy-efficient window treatments from Sunburst Shutters. We offer a variety of products that complement popular Southwest house styles. To find the perfect window treatments for your home, call us at 435-485-9332 or submit the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation.