Family room with plantation shutters

Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Headaches in St. George

July 26, 2019

Each window in your home has a directional facing, and you will want a covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Throughout the day, your windows can be affected by direct sunlight which makes the room stuffy and hot. Alternately, a window may have difficulty with blinding sun glare.

With different facings having different complications, is there one window treatment in St. George that that handles each problem equally well?

Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows Facing East Or West

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When you have windows that face east or west, you are going to get sun glare from sunrises and sunsets. Fortunately, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the rays so the sun glare won’t flow straight in. When you wake up, you can still experience light of the morning in the east without getting dazed by the sunrise. No wonder plantation shutter are the best window covering for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also closes off sunsets on those westward windows. Because heat and humidity usually swells throughout the day, you could have the added problem of the mid day sun heating up your space. Even if your windows only see a few hours of the afternoon warmth the temperature fluctuation might be enough to make your rooms seem hot and stuffy unless you have a window covering that also blocks heat. 

Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows That Are Situated North Or South:

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In St. George, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. Then, you shouldn’t have any issues with sun glare or collecting heat. Instead, the main problem is heat loss. Southern windows have the flip-side, and direct sunlight will shine in from sunup to sundown. Direct sunlight can drastically warm up a room and could make your windows seem like an oven. 

For temperature issues, you will want to use a window treatment that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them the most energy-efficient window covering on the market. In fact, our Polywood shutters use an energy efficient insulation system and are 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

What Other Window Coverings Are Suitable For Multiple Window Facings?

If you have a room with windows that only face one direction, you have many choices. A sheer cellular or roman shade is a good choice for windows that face east or west. Sheer shades will diffuse the glare but will still give a soft light that enlivens the room. 

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When you have north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If temperature is only a backburner issue, you might try a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or perhaps a product like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two may need a all-purpose covering that will deal with glare and block heat. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters are ideal because they are energy efficient and adjustable. When the sun rises and sets, you can adjust the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the blinding rays cannot raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing problems, they also enhance most decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Assist You No Matter Which Direction Your Windows Face 

If you need the adaptability of plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. When we come during our no-cost in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments go best with your St. George windows -- no matter what direction they face. Contact us at 435-485-9332 or fill the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.

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