Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Headaches in St. George

Kasey Udy

Each window in your house has a directional facing, and you will need a covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Throughout the day, your windows can be affected by direct sunlight which can heat up the room. Alternately, a window may struggle with blinding sun glare.

With both glare and heat loss being problems for separate window facings, is there one window covering 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 your windows face east or west, you will get sun glare during daybreak and sundown. Fortunately, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the rays so the sun glare doesn’t flow straight in. When the harsh rays from the sunrise are alleviated, your mornings will be a better experience. This positions plantation shutters as the best window treatment for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also closes off the setting sun on windows facing west. Because heat and humidity usually swells throughout the day, you may also have the additional problem of the mid day sun heating up your space. While your windows may only warm up for half a day or so, the temperature shift might be enough to make your rooms seem hot and stuffy unless you use a window covering that also is energy efficient. 

Polywood® Shutters Work Better Than The Others On Windows That Are Situated North Or South:

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In St. George, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. Then, you shouldn’t see any problems 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 greatly warm up your home and may even make your windows seem like an oven. 

For temperature issues, the practical window covering is something that is built for energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, which makes them the most energy-efficient window covering available. 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.

Is There Any Different Window Treatment That Will Work For All Your Windows?

For rooms with windows that face in one direction, you have many choices. A sheer cellular or roman shade is a good choice for windows that are set east or west. Sheer shades will diffuse the glare but let in ambient light that brightens the room. 

White plantation shutters in dining room 

When you have north- or south-facing windows, you should prioritize 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 even a product like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two will need a all-purpose covering that can direct light and is energy efficient. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters are ideal because the solid louvers will deflect light and keep cool air in. During sunrise and sunset, you can adjust the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the blinding rays cannot fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing problems, they also fit in beautifully with many decor styles. 

Sunburst Has The Polywood Shutters That Will Solve Your Window Facing Issues 

If you need the adaptability of plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. When we come during our free in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments work best with your St. George windows -- no matter what direction they face. Just call (877) 786-2877 or fill the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.