Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Issues in Philadelphia

Holly Perron

It doesn’t matter if your windows face a certain direction, you will want a window covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows will face direct sunlight which can heat up the room. Alternately, a window may have difficulty with blinding sun glare.

With both sun glare and heat being problems for different window facings, is there one covering in Philadelphia that works for every window?

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

Plantation shutters close up 

When windows face east or west, you will get sun glare from sunrises and sunsets. Luckily, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the direct light so the sun glare won’t overpower the room. Now, you can savor your mornings without having to block the sun with your hand while you plan your day. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as a perfect window treatment for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters should also obscure the setting sun on those westward windows. Because heat and humidity usually compiles throughout the day, there might be the added trouble of the afternoon sun heating up your space. You could only see a few hours of afternoon sun, but the temperature change may be enough to make your rooms seem stale and uncomfortable unless you have a window treatment that also blocks heat. 

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

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In Philadelphia, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t see 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 may come in all day long. This can drastically warm up a room and might make your windows hot to the touch. 

For heat problems, the best window treatment is one that provides energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters stop 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 that is 70% more efficient than real wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Do Other Window Coverings Work As Well As Polywood Shutters?

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 face east or west. Sheer shades will block the glare but will still give ambient light that brightens the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

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 even something like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two will need a all-purpose covering that will deal with glare and deals with heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because they are energy efficient and adjustable. During times when glare is at its peak, you can adjust the louvers so natural light still peeks through, but the direct rays cannot raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing issues, they also enhance many decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Assist You No Matter Which Direction Your Windows Face 

If you want the adaptability of plantation 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 work best with your Philadelphia windows -- no matter where they face. Phone us at (877) 786-2877 or fill the form below to book your in-home consultation.