Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Headaches in Destin

Eric Ramsey

Every window in your home has a directional facing, and you will need a window covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows can be affected by UV rays from the sun which can heat up the room. Also, depending on the hour, a window may have difficulty with intense sun glare.

With both sun glare and heat being issues for different window facings, is there a single covering in Destin that is best for a room?

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

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When you have windows that face east or west, you will experience glare during daybreak and sundown. Fortunately, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the rays so the sun glare can’t flow straight in. Every day, you can still experience light of the morning in the east without getting blinded by the sunrise. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as a favorite window covering for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also obscure the evening sun on those westward windows. Because heat and humidity usually compiles throughout the day, there might be the additional trouble of the afternoon sun heating up your space. You could only get a few hours of direct sunlight, but the temperature change might be enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you have a window treatment that also is energy efficient. 

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

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In Destin, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. Therefore, you shouldn’t see any problems with sun glare or collecting heat. Instead, your windows may even leak out heat, which makes the room colder. Southern windows have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight can flow in from sunup to sundown. This will excessively heat up the space and may even make your windows seem like an oven. 

For heat problems, you should get a window treatment that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them one of the most energy-efficient window covering that you can get. In fact, our Polywood shutters have an energy efficient insulation system which makes them 70% more efficient than real wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

What Other Window Treatments Can Adequately Handle Multiple Window Facings?

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

White plantation shutters in dining room 

With north- or south-facing windows, you should prioritize energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If your windows are in a shady spot, you may want to look at a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or even something eco-friendly like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two will need a more versatile treatment that can block direct harsh sunlight and block heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because they excel in energy efficiency and directing sunlight. During sunrise and sunset, 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 can help solve facing problems, they also fit in beautifully with many decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Fix Your Window Facing Problems With Polywood Shutters 

If you need the versatility of Polywood shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. When we come during our free in-home consultation, we can show you which window treatments work best with your Destin windows -- no matter what direction they face. Contact us at (877) 786-2877 or fill the form below to book your in-home consultation.