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The Best Window Treatments For The Northeast and Philadelphia

January 07, 2021

When you’re a resident of Philadelphia, the weather makes selecting window treatments for your Northeast home somewhat tricky. You need a window treatment that can safeguard your home from both bitter winters and hot summers. You may also like something beautiful but that won’t look mismatched if you have a historic home.

You can find the right balance of energy-efficiency and beauty with window treatments such as Plantation shutters and Roman shades. Both options keep Northeastern homes cozy and attractive.

Polywood shutters in a bedroom.

Use Energy-Efficient Polywood Shutters For Window Treatments In Your Northeast Home

Plantation shutters make for attractive window treatments in the Northeast. Many Cape Cods and country houses utilize white for trim. White Polywood® shutters coordinate well with this traditional look. In fact, they complement all architectural styles and design!

The Northeast has chilly winters and hot, humid summers. If you’re feeling the outside temperatures inside your Philadelphia home, add insulation to your windows with interior shutters. Their special design allows them to shut tighter than other window treatments to block drafts, light, and moisture.

While original Northeastern homes had wood shutters, modern faux wood shutters withstand the climate more easily. Polywood shutters hold up against damage from moisture, extreme temperatures, and Ultra-violet rays. They also insulate windows up to 70% more efficiently than traditional wood shutters and 1200% more than aluminum blinds. They keep out both cold air and hot sunlight so that you’re more comfortable in your house without being too hard on your A/C or heating system.

Many Northeast homes have limited natural sunlight. Cape Cods typically have small windows, and rambler homes appear dark because of their oversized roofs. You don't want window treatments that keep your Philadelphia home dim. When the sun is out, let in the sunlight and warmth by opening your shutter panels for an unobstructed view. Or adjust the shutter louvers slightly for softer, filtered light. This balance between excellent insulation and easy light control makes interior shutters ideal for your windows, no matter their size or shape.

Roman shades in a bay window.

Find the Balance Between Style and Insulation With Roman Shades In Philadelphia

Another popular window treatment for Northeast homes, Roman shades are striking heavy shades that add style and insulation to drafty windows. Their plush material absorbs a lot of the cold, damp outside air and keeps warm interior air inside to maintain a cozy room temperature.

Roman shades function like roller shades. They roll up quickly when you want some light and a view of the outside. On a sunny day, raise up your Roman shades to let in warm sunlight, and then close them again to keep in the heat as the outside temperature drops. Cordless or motorized Roman shades work well for oversized picture windows like those commonly found in rambler homes.

You can get Roman shades in lots of different materials, colors, patterns, and textures to match your décor. Their many layers imitate the style and feel of drapes without the drawbacks of curtains. They give a touch of class to otherwise sparse Cape Cods and country houses without looking like they don’t belong. For owners of historic-inspired homes, Roman shades provide a balance between old-fashioned curtains and modern window coverings.

Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia Helps Keep Your Philadelphia Home Toasty and Beautiful

Keep your Northeast home comfortable and beautiful with Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia. Our specialists will review your needs and demonstrate our extensive selection of custom window treatments. To get started, simply give us a call at 215-874-4897 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation.