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Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in Phoenix

July 26, 2019

As every window faces different directions, you will want to use a window treatment that can stand against both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows may collect the sun’s UV rays which can heat up the room. Alternately, a window may allow in overpowering sun glare.

With both sun glare and heat being annoyances for separate window facings, is there one window treatment in Phoenix that that handles each problem equally well?

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

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When your windows face east or west, you are going to get glare at dawn and dusk. Luckily, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the rays so the sun glare won’t flow straight in. When the sunrise’s piercing rays are mitigated, your mornings will seem easier to handle. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as a perfect window covering for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters should also block sunsets on windows facing west. Because the day usually seems warmer as it progresses, you may also have the additional trouble of the late day sun heating up your space. Even if your windows only get a few hours of the afternoon sun the temperature shift may be enough to make your rooms seem hot and stuffy unless you have a window treatment that also is energy efficient. 

Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows That Are Situated North Or South:

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In Phoenix, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. Therefore, you shouldn’t see any issues with sun glare or collecting heat. Rather, the big headache is heat loss. Windows that face south have the flip-side, and direct sunlight can flow in throughout the day. This will excessively heat up your home and may even make your windows hot to the touch. 

For these types of issues, try using an energy efficient window covering. Polywood plantation shutters block air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, creating the most energy-efficient window covering available. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters use an energy efficient insulation system and are 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Is There Any Alternative Window Treatment That Will Work For Different Facings?

In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have options. A sheer cellular or roman shade is a good choice for windows that are set east or west. Their translucent nature will diffuse the glare but allows ambient light that brightens the room. 

White plantation shutters in dining room 

When you have north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency instead of glare. If you don’t feel that the room gets stuffy from your windows, you might try a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or you can try 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 direct light and deals with heat. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they are both energy efficient and adjustable. During sunrise and sunset, you can direct sunlight so natural light still peeks through, but the blinding rays can’t fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters address your window facing problems, they also enhance many decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Answer Your Window Facing Problems With Polywood Shutters 

If you need the adaptability of plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. When we come during our no-cost in-home consultation, we can show you which window treatments go best with your Phoenix windows -- no matter where they face. Just call 480-485-7743 or fill the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.

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