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Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Headaches in Destin

July 26, 2019

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 one 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 sun glare from sunrises and sunsets. Fortunately, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the rays so the sun glare can’t overpower the room. 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 favorite window covering for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also block the evening sun on windows facing west. Because heat and humidity usually compiles throughout the day, there might be the additional trouble of the afternoon sun heating up your space. While the space may only warm up for half a day or so, the temperature change might be enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you use a window treatment that also is energy efficient. 

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

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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 may come in from sunup to sundown. Constant sun will excessively heat up the space and may even make your windows seem like an oven. 

For heat problems, try using an energy efficient window treatment. 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 use 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 Other Window Treatment That Will Work For Different Facings?

If you have a room with windows that only face one direction, you have a larger selection of treatments. 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 ambient light that brightens the room. 

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But with north- or south-facing windows, you should prioritize energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If heat loss is seen as a backburner issue, you may want to look at a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or perhaps something eco-friendly like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two may need a more versatile treatment that can block direct harsh sunlight and block heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they are both energy efficient and adjustable. During sunrise and sunset, you can adjust the louvers so natural light still peeks through, but the harsher rays cannot raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing issues, they also enhance many decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Fix Your Window Facing Problems With Polywood Shutters 

If you need the versatility of plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. When we come during our free in-home consultation, we can show you which window treatments go best with your Destin windows -- no matter what direction they face. Contact us at 850-203-0419 or fill the form below to book your in-home consultation.

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