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Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Issues in Orlando

July 26, 2019

No matter if your windows face north, east, south or west, you will want to use a covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows may collect the sun’s UV rays which will make the space feel hot. Other times, a window may struggle with blinding sun glare.

As each window facing deals with sun glare and heat loss in a different manner, is there a single window covering in Orlando that that handles each problem equally well?

Polywood® Shutters Work Better Than The Others On Windows Facing East Or West

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When you have windows that face east or west, you are going to get glare during daybreak and sundown. Luckily, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the direct light so the sun glare won’t hit you straight in the eye. Now, you can appreciate your mornings without having to block the sun with your hand during the sunrise. No wonder plantation shutter are a favorite window covering for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters should also obscure sunsets on those westward windows. Because the day usually seems warmer as it gets later, you may also have the other problem of the mid day sun making everything uncomfortable. You might only feel a few hours of intense UV rays, but the temperature shift might be enough to make your rooms seem stale and uncomfortable unless you pick a window treatment that also blocks heat. 

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

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In Orlando, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. Therefore, you shouldn’t have any issues with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Instead, the prominent issue is heat loss. Windows that face south have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight may come in from sunup to sundown. Constant sun can excessively heat up your home and might make your windows too hot to touch. 

For temperature issues, try using an energy efficient window covering. Polywood plantation shutters block air flow with their solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them one of the most energy-efficient window covering on the market. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters have an energy efficient insulation system that is 70% more efficient than wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

What Other Window Treatments Are Suitable For Different Window Facings?

In your rooms with windows that only look 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 stop the glare but will still give a hint of light that enlivens the room. 

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But with north- or south-facing windows, you should prioritize energy efficiency instead of glare. If temperature is seen as a backburner issue, you may want to look at a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or you can try a product like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two might need a all-purpose treatment that can block direct harsh sunlight and deals with heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are ideal because they are energy efficient and adjustable. During sunrise and sunset, you can direct sunlight so natural light still fills the room, but the direct rays cannot raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters address your window facing issues, they also enhance most decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Solve Your Window Facing Issues With Polywood Shutters 

If you want the versatility of faux wood plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. When we come during our free in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments look great and work well with your Orlando windows -- no matter where they face. Just call 407-630-7011 or complete the form below to book your in-home consultation.

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