Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Problems in Phoenix

Greg Arnett

No matter if your windows face a certain direction, you will want to use a window treatment that can stand against both sun glare and heat loss. Depending on the time of day, your windows may collect direct sunlight which can heat up the room. Alternately, a window may allow in blinding sun glare.

With different facings having different problems, is there a single window covering 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 will get sun glare at dawn and dusk. Luckily, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the rays so the sun glare doesn’t overpower the room. 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 treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters should also block the setting sun on windows facing west. Because the afternoon can be warmer than the morning, you may also have the added trouble of the late day sun heating up your space. Even if your windows only catch 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 blocks heat. 

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 problems with sun glare or collecting heat. Rather, your windows may even leak out heat, which makes the room colder. Southern windows have the flip-side, and direct sunlight may come in throughout the day. Constant sun will excessively heat up your home and could make your windows too hot to touch. 

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

Do Other Window Treatments Work As Well As Polywood Shutters?

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 face east or west. Their translucent nature will diffuse the glare but allows ambient light that enlivens the room. 

White plantation shutters in dining room 

When you have north- or south-facing windows, you should prioritize energy efficiency instead of glare. If your windows don’t get much sun, you could go with 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 may need a more versatile window treatment that will deal with glare and deals with heat. Of course, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because the solid louvers will direct UV rays and keep cool air in. When the sun rises and sets, you can direct sunlight so natural light still peeks through, but the blinding rays can’t raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters address your window facing problems, they also fit in beautifully with many decor styles. 

Sunburst Has The Polywood Shutters That Will Fix Your Window Facing Issues 

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 work best with your Phoenix windows -- no matter where they face. Contact us at (877) 786-2877 or fill the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.