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Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Problems in Raleigh

July 26, 2019

No matter if your windows face north or west, you will want a covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows may collect UV rays from the sun which can heat up the room. Alternately, a window may have difficulty with overpowering sun glare.

As each window facing is affected by sun glare and heat loss in a different manner, is there a single window treatment in Raleigh that that handles each problem equally well?

Polywood® Shutters Work Better Than The Others On Windows Facing East Or West

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When windows face east or west, you will experience sun glare during daybreak and sundown. Fortunately, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the direct light so the sun glare won’t overpower the room. Now, you can savor your mornings without needing to squint during the sunrise. This positions plantation shutters as the best window treatment for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also closes off the setting sun on those westward windows. Because heat and humidity usually compiles throughout the day, there might be the added issue of the mid day sun making everything uncomfortable. While your windows may only warm up for half a day or so, the temperature shift is enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you have a window treatment that also keeps the hot air on the outside. 

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

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In Raleigh, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. Then, you shouldn’t have any issues with sun glare or stuffiness. Rather, you’ll discover that the issue with windows that face north is the heat loss. South-facing windows have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight may come in from sunup to sundown. Direct sunlight will excessively warm up your home and may even make your windows too hot to touch. 

For these types of issues, the best window covering is something that gives you energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters block air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them the most energy-efficient window covering available. In fact, our Polywood shutters employ an energy efficient insulation system which makes them 70% more efficient than real wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Do Other Window Coverings Work As Well As Polywood Shutters?

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 could work wonders for windows that look east or west. Their translucent nature will diffuse the glare but allows a hint of light that perks up the room. 

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With north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency instead of glare. If temperature is only a backburner issue, you may want to look at a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or even something eco-friendly like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two may need a all-purpose covering that can block direct harsh sunlight and is energy efficient. Of course, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because the thick louvers can direct UV rays and block heat. During times when glare is at its peak, you can angle the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the harsher rays cannot fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing headaches, they also enhance most decor styles. 

Sunburst Has The Window Coverings That Will Fix Your Window Facing Problems 

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 complimentary in-home consultation, we can show you which window treatments go best with your Raleigh windows -- no matter where they face. Contact us at 919-887-9198 or complete the form below to book your in-home consultation.

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