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The Best Window Treatment For Angled Windows In Minneapolis

August 29, 2016

As rake (or angled) windows are getting increasingly popular in contemporary home design, regular window treatments like blinds or shades may not cut it anymore. You need a window covering that can complement the uniqueness of your window, instead of hiding it. For this reason and others which we’ll dive into, plantation shutters are your best option for the angled windows in your Minneapolis home.

Rake windows on tan wall with brick divider.
Let’s get the facts on how your angled windows would be served best by shutters from Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis.

Custom-Built For Any Size And Shape Window

No window treatment fits angled windows as superbly as do custom-built plantation shutters.Do you have triangle-shaped windows in your Minneapolis home? Maybe your windows are trapezoidal. No matter the case, Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis can build shutters that perfectly fit and accentuate your window’s unique character. And unlike other window treatments that hide your window behind a rectangular cover, shutters can truly display the individuality of your home’s architecture.

Along with keeping the visual “pop” angled windows add to your house, plantation shutters also offer several benefits beyond their aesthetics.

Unrivaled Control Of Your Space

Slanted sidelights outside a door. 

Shutters aren’t just a fantastic window covering choice because of their looks. Shutters are also the most ideal choice for giving you complete control over light and temperature in your home. By simply adjusting the louvers, plantation shutters allow you to manage the amount of light that comes into your room.

When you need to keep your room at a desirable temperature, there’s no product better than our Polywood® plantation shutters since they are designed to provide energy-efficient insulation. When managed correctly, the Polywood Insulating System blocks close to 30° of airflow, and is able to decrease heat transfer by nearly half, which means your home stays comfortable, and your AC bills are reduced.

For rake windows, solar-blocking window film is an additional option since it can be cut to fit any window shape. Keep in mind though that window film won’t give you much visual control of the room, and should usually be paired with another window treatment such as shutters to give you more privacy and give style to your house.

The Value Aspect

Like we mentioned above, plantation shutters are extremely effective at home insulation as well as saving you money on your utilities, but there are additional ways you can collect on your window investment. When maintained properly, the shutters on your rake windows can last dozens of years, whereas other window treatments might need regular replacement after just a couple of seasons.

When it’s finally time to transition from your home and put it up for sale, plantation shutters are a eye-catching perk for potential buyers in Minneapolis. Additionally, the charm they add to your angled windows can improve walkthrough appeal, similar to new flooring.

What's The Right Angle?

So we’d like to ask you - are your rake ready to reach their potential? If so, Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis is prepared to lend a hand. Drop us a line at 952-856-8130 or fill out the form below to set up your free, in-home window treatment consultation, during which we can demonstrate all your options and help you select your perfect fit.