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Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Issues in Philadelphia

July 26, 2019

As each window faces different directions, you will want a window treatment that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows may collect the sun’s UV rays which can heat up the room. Other times, a window may have difficulty with blinding sun glare.

With each window direction having unique complications, is there a single covering in Philadelphia that is best for a room?

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

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When windows face east or west, you are going to get sun glare during daybreak and sundown. Luckily, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the direct light so the sun glare won’t flow straight in. Now, you can savor your mornings without having to squint while you plan your day. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as a perfect window covering for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters should also block sunsets on those westward windows. Because the afternoon can be warmer than the morning, there might be the added trouble of the afternoon sun heating up your space. Even if your windows only get a few hours of after 3 pm heat the temperature change may be enough to make your rooms seem stale and uncomfortable unless you use a window treatment that also blocks heat. 

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

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In Philadelphia, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t have any problems with sun glare or collecting heat. Rather, the big headache is heat loss. South-facing windows have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight can flow in throughout the day. Constant sun can drastically warm up a room and might make your windows too hot to touch. 

For these types of problems, the perfect window treatment is one that provides energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters block air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, which makes them one of the most energy-efficient window covering on the market. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters employ an energy efficient insulation system which makes them 70% more efficient than real wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Is There Any Alternative Window Treatment That Will Work For Different Facings?

In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have a larger selection of treatments. A sheer cellular or roman shade could work wonders for windows that are set east or west. Sheer shades will block the glare but let in ambient light that brightens the room. 

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When you have north- or south-facing windows, you should prioritize energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If you haven’t seen that the space gets stuffy from your windows, you may want to look at a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or perhaps something like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two will need a all-purpose covering that can direct light and deals with heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because they outdo other treatments in energy efficiency and directing sunlight. During times when glare is at its peak, you can adjust the louvers so natural light still peeks through, but the harsher rays won’t fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing problems, they also enhance most decor styles. 

Sunburst Has The Polywood Shutters That Will Fix Your Window Facing Problems 

If you want the adaptability of Polywood shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst has the treatment for you. During a complimentary in-home consultation, we can show you which window treatments go best with your Philadelphia windows -- no matter where they face. Phone us at 215-874-4897 or fill the form below to book your in-home consultation.

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