Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Issues in Orlando

Todd Hansen

As each window faces different directions, you will want to use a covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows will face the sun’s UV rays which will make the space feel hot. Other times, a window may have difficulty with blinding sun glare.

With both glare and heat loss being annoyances for different window facings, is there one window treatment in Orlando that that handles each problem equally well?

Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows Facing East Or West

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When your windows face east or west, you are going to get glare from sunrises and sunsets. Luckily, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the direct light so the sun glare won’t hit you straight in the eye. In the morning, you can still enjoy the morning light in the east while avoiding being blinded by the sunrise. This positions plantation shutters as a favorite window covering for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters should also block sunsets on windows facing west. Because the afternoon can be warmer than the morning, you could have the other issue of the mid day sun making everything uncomfortable. You might only feel a few hours of intense UV rays, but the temperature fluctuation might be enough to make your rooms seem stale and uncomfortable unless you pick a window treatment 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 Orlando, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. Then, you shouldn’t have any problems with sun glare or stuffiness. Instead, your windows may actually lose heat, which makes the room colder. Windows that face south have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight can flow in from sunup to sundown. This can excessively heat up a room and might make your windows too hot to touch. 

For temperature issues, the practical window covering is one that provides energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters block air flow with their solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, which makes them one of the most energy-efficient window covering available. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters use an energy efficient insulation system that is 70% more efficient than real wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Is There Any Other Window Covering That Will Work For Different 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 let in a hint of light that brightens the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

With north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about 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 exceed in so many areas. During sunrise and sunset, you can angle the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the direct rays cannot fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing problems, they also enhance most decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Fix 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 can help. When we come during our no-cost 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 (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below to book your in-home consultation.