Roman shades in a sitting room

The Best Window Treatments For The Northeast and Boston

January 07, 2021

When you’re a resident of Boston, the weather makes selecting window treatments for your Northeast home a little tricky. You want something that can safeguard your home from both cold winters and humid summers. You may also want something beautiful but that won’t look out of place if you have a historic home.

You can have the ideal balance of energy-efficiency and style with window treatments such as Plantation shutters and Roman shades. Both treatments keep Northeastern homes comfortable and beautiful.

Polywood shutters in a bedroom.

Try 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 paint and trim. White Polywood® shutters blend in well with this traditional look. In fact, they complement all architectural styles and design!

The Northeast has bitter winters and hot, humid summers. If you’re feeling the outside weather inside your Boston home, add energy-efficient insulation to your windows with interior shutters. Their unique design lets them close tighter than other window treatments to keep out drafts, sunlight, and moisture.

While early Northeastern homes had wood shutters, newer faux wood shutters hold up against the climate much better. Polywood shutters guard against damage from moisture, hot and cold temperatures, and UV rays. They also insulate windows up to 70% more efficiently than wood shutters and 1200% more than aluminum blinds. They keep out both chilly air and hot sunlight so that you’re more cozy in your home without taxing your A/C or heating system.

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

Roman shades in a bay window.
 

Find the Compromise Between Style and Insulation With Roman Shades In Boston

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

Roman shades operate like roller shades. They roll up quickly when you want some sunlight and an outside view. On a sunny day, pull up your Roman shades to let in the sunlight, and then shut them again to trap in the heat as the outside temperature falls. Cordless or motorized Roman shades work well for large windows like those often found in rambler homes.

You can find Roman shades in an array of materials, colors, patterns, and styles to match your design palette. Their many layers imitate the look and feel of drapes without the drawbacks of curtains. They give a touch of elegance to otherwise sparse Cape Cods and country houses without looking out of place. For owners of historic-inspired homes, Roman shades offer a compromise between traditional curtains and modern window coverings.

Sunburst Shutters Boston Keeps Your Boston Home Warm and Beautiful

Keep your Northeast home comfortable and stylish with Sunburst Shutters Boston. Our window treatment professionals will go through your needs and demonstrate our extensive selection of custom window treatments. To begin, just give us a call at 781-352-2205 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation.

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