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The Best Window Treatments For The Southwest and Las Vegas

December 15, 2020

When homeowners think of the Southwest and Las Vegas, they often imagine warm, dry climates. However, homeowners 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 work well for your Las Vegas home.

Interior Shutters Increase Energy Efficiency

Polywood in a bow arched window

If the sun beats down on your Las Vegas house throughout the day but leaves you cold after the sun goes down, you need window treatments that help maintain your home’s temperature. Plantation shutters have a unique design which makes them one of the best window treatments for Southwest homeowners who want to keep comfortable without overworking their HVAC system.

Plantation shutters close tightly to block unneeded light and fluctuating temperatures. During the day, you can shut the shutter panels to keep your house cool and dim. As the sun shifts, tilt open the louvers to filter the light. If you want a cool breeze and open view of the sunset in the evening, open the shutter panels and your windows for fresh air. Then, shut them again when it gets dark and cold.

For excellent energy efficiency, try Polywood® shutters in your home. Their one-of-a-kind weatherstripping can keep a room 30 degrees cooler than outside during the hot days. You can use them to lower the temperature in rooms exposed to full sun or place them throughout your house for more comfort everywhere. And, of course, they reduce chilly drafts after sunset.

Interior shutters look amazing in Las Vegas homes as well. The Southwest has many unique architectural styles, such as Spanish Mission Revival, Ranch, and contemporary Southwest-style. Unlike many other window treatments, interior shutters are custom-made to snugly fit--rather than cover up--any shape of windows. Their versatility makes them work just as well for arched windows in Mission Revival houses as for the sliding patio doors and picture windows in Ranch houses.

Plantation shutters come in many stylish neutral hues, too. Consider hardwood Ovation® shutters to accentuate the rich earth and wood tones found in Southwest-style homes. Or you can piggy-back off the pristine white colors of a Spanish Mission home with white Polywood shutters. If you’ve designed your Ranch home with a natural theme, reclaimed wood shutters will fit perfectly. 

Roller Shades Block Out And Diffuse Glaring Light  

Custom shades in a southwest home 

Roller shades are another great option for limiting the sun’s rays. If your Las Vegas home has oversized, sunny views where you want to control sun glare and block excessive heat, blackout roller shades let you do both. Completely opaque, they block sunlight 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 get sheer roller shades and still have sunlight.

Roller shades also come in many patterns, textures, and styles that effortlessly complement most types of décor. Color plays an important 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 get neutral colored shades for rustic styles. Roller shades’ streamlined look works well with both mid-century and contemporary Ranch homes as well.


Find Window Treatments For The Southwest At Sunburst Shutters

Keep your Las Vegas home comfortable day and night with energy-efficient window treatments from Sunburst Shutters. We carry a variety of options that coordinate with popular Southwest house styles. To discover the perfect window treatments for your home, call us at 702-850-6619 or submit the form on this page to set up a free in-home consultation.