Midwest Weather Is Random – Be Sure Your Window Treatments Are Up To It

Steve Hill

Here in MI and throughout the Midwest we have these things called seasons. So unlike other regions, the Midwest gets the worst of both the summer and winter months, from scorching hot temperatures to freezing cold. That’s why it’s important to have reliable window treatments in your Detroit home that keep your home comfortable all no matter the season.

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Here are our picks for window treatments that will handle Midwest weather.

Window Treatments To Handle The Midwest Winter

When winter comes to MI, you know what we’re in for: icy roads, stuffy noses, and freezing temperatures. And if your house isn’t well insulated, your house could be just as cold as it is outside. Instead of buying that cheap-looking and hard to tack up plastic window wrap or placing draft blockers in every gap, opt for a window treatment that can insulate while looking stylish.

No window treatment is better at protecting you from the cold than Polywood® plantation shutters. With their patented material and built-in weatherstripping, they can help you reduce drafts and heat loss better than any other window treatment when used properly.

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To help block drafts and keep the warm air in your home where it belongs, put in heavy fabric draperies. Thick draperies make your space look even cozier, perfect for the colder weather.

Window Treatments To Beat the Sweltering Midwest Summer

Almost nothing feels worse than a hot, sticky MI summer day. If you’re like most Detroit homeowners, you’ll have the A/C, the dehumidifier, and fans all running during the day. But you can keep your home more comfortable – and reduce your utility bills by lowering your air conditioner’s workload – with window treatments that insulate better.

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Again, shutters are your best friend, with the ability to block nearly half of the energy loss through your windows. In addition to that, Polywood shutters are 100% waterproof, which is basically a must-have if your home gets a lot of humidity and you want to avoid musty odors.

Beyond shutters, these are some other window coverings that keep your home cool:

  • Window film - Blocking 99% of UV light and nearly 80% of all solar energy, window film can match with any other window treatment to keep your home even more insulated.

  • Cellular shades - While less effective than shutters, cellular shades are made to reflect heat, making your Detroit home cooler than budget blinds or shades would.

  • Barn Door Shutters - Though not an extremely common window treatment, a sliding barn door shutter gives fantastic protection from solar heat, while also adding a unique and historic charm to your windows.

What Window Treatments Best Complement Midwest Style?

Homes in Detroit and around the Midwest can be pretty diverse, but many of them share some common elements. Many are Craftsman-inspired homes, making Craftsman Shutters a perfect fit. And you can’t go wrong with high quality shades, especially if you can complement the look of your furniture or get them in a neutral color. Midwest homes are more about substance than style, so stay away from anything too gaudy, or else you could muddy up your style.

Talk To Your Midwest Shutter Pros for Help

To get more tips on how to best decorate your Midwestern home, call Sunburst Shutters Detroit today at 248-429-9294 to schedule a no strings attached in-home window style consultation. We’ll help you step up your interior fashion so it’s more than just “Midwestern Nice.”