How to Make Your Home Windows Ready for Summer 

Summer is a great time for home renovations. With longer daylight hours, and typically calmer weather, it’s easy to see why many homeowners take this time to complete home projects both big and small. One element that often times gets overlooked when it comes to projects are your home windows. Just as it is a good idea to make sure they are in good condition and ready for the winter, there are things you can do to “summer-ize” them for the season ahead. Providers of window shutters in St. Petersburg, FL. have these tips.

Getting Started

The first thing to do is assess your windows and check for any damage. You may see obvious sings of decay or other issues that will need to be addressed such as cracked frames or the windows not being to operate correctly. For any window that needs to be replaced, consider going with an energy efficient option as this will help keep your home a cooler temperature as well as help keep your utility bills lower.

Selecting Window Treatments

Once all the windows have been checked and those that need have been replaced, it’s time to turn your focus to the window treatments. While curtains and such are a fun decorative element, they also play a functional role in how much sunlight and heat come in. A few things to keep in mind when choosing window treatments for a room include:

  • Consider the use of the room - For example, you may want more sunlight to enter a room that your family spends a lot of time so that it is nice and bright as opposed to a bedroom where you may wish to keep it a little darker
  • Where the room is located – If the room is located on the side of the house where the afternoon sun beats down all day, you may wish for a different window treatment than in a room then only gets the morning sun
  • The décor of the room - With so many window treatment options, you want to select one that compliments the style of the room

Window Shutters

If you want a window treatment that is versatile in function and style, consider window shutters. With window shutters coming in a wide variety of materials, colors, and styles, they can fit any window in your home.

They are also versatile enough to be installed in rooms that you want the sunlight to come in- or rooms you want to keep sunlight out. Because of their design and how they offer many options for opening and closing, you have much more flexibility with how much light you let in- or keep out.

Not only do window shutters help keep your family cool and comfortable in the summer, but they also complement any décor. From cottage chic, to boho, to modern or minimalistic, window shutters enhance any space they are in.

To learn more about how window shutters in St. Petersburg, FL. can benefit your home in the summer season, give us a call today to schedule a free in-home consultation.