How To Choose Bedroom Window Treatments In Phoenix04/03/2016 When searching for a bedroom window covering in Phoenix, energy efficiency, color, installation, privacy, and light control are some criteria to assess. What’s the best choice between sliding barn doors, blinds, shades, and plantation shutters? Here are 5 things to keep in mind when choosing bedroom window treatments in Phoenix, AZ. Privacy Privacy is the main reason to install bedroom window treatments. Blinds, shades, and drapes may give you an adequate screen from prying eyes. But their generally thin material means silhouettes and shadows can still be seen. Sliding barn doors and plantation shutters, on the other hand, allow you ultimate privacy. The plantation shutter louvers can be adjusted so that they close completely. And you can be sure that there are no gaps on the sides of the window since bedroom shutters are installed with a frame. With sliding barn doors, just slide the panels closed for more privacy. But a slight gap on the sides of the window may be of concern based on the way your sliding barn doors are mounted. Light Control If you want to ignore the full moon, sleep in, or block out an obnoxious street light, you need a bedroom window treatment that can block light. Blinds, like shades and curtains, are not ideal for keeping the room dark. Most of their material is thin. And light still filters in from the sides. Certain kinds of shades can result in adequate room darkening. And some blackout curtains succeed in controlling the light. Some blackout curtains succeed in minimizing the amount of light that comes through the window. And certain types of shades might result in adequate room darkening. Sliding barn doors, made from solid wood may block the light head on. But the gap on the sides of the panels does not seal off the light completely. All plantation shutters are mounted with a frame that seals off any stray sun rays. And their louvers can tilt flat, creating the darkest possible room. Both Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters louvers can be closed to block out light. But reclaimed wood shutters can have holes that let in light. Now you can block the light from the street every day of the week with these bedroom plantation shutters! Energy Efficiency Keeping the temperature in the bedroom at a pleasant range for sleep throughout the year is harder than you think with the wrong window treatment. You’ll want to look for a bedroom window treatment with a high energy efficiency rating. Polywood shutters insulate 70% better than the comparable wood shutters, and 1600% better than aluminum blinds. And third party testing shows that Polywood minimizes up to 45% of airflow and blocks up to 30° of temperature. You won’t find a more energy efficient window treatment in Phoenix. Want to stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter? Select Polywood plantation shutters for your bedroom. Color Bedroom window treatments can be ordered in several colors to match your décor. For the warmth of wood, install Ovation wood plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, sliding barn door shutters, wood blinds, or woven wood shades. For a more modern look, cellular shades, Polywood plantation shutters, or metal blinds are the better alternative. Any of these bedroom window treatments can be customized with patterns, paints, stains, and more. Contact a window treatment professional about your color options in the Phoenix area. Quality Buy with quality in mind when it comes to window treatments for the bedroom. Blinds, shades, and draperies are likely to break, lose their integrity, and discolor within 10 years. Polywood plantation shutters, on the other hand, are engineered to last for 50+ years. They’re treated with UV inhibitors, which means the paint color never yellows. And made with our patented wood synthetic, shutter louvers will never warp or crack. Order Window Treatments For Your Bedroom Sunburst Shutters Phoenix has all the bedroom window treatments you need as well as window treatments for other areas of your home. Our specialists show you samples of the window treatments you’re interested in as part of your in-home design consultation. We take measurements of your windows so that when we install your bedroom window treatment, it works without a hitch and looks beautiful. Call 480-485-7743 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!