Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Problems in Raleigh07/26/2019Blake Jarman As each window faces different directions, you will need a covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Depending on the time of day, your windows may collect UV rays from the sun which makes the room stuffy and hot. Alternately, a window may have difficulty with overpowering sun glare. With both glare and heat being issues for different window facings, is there a single window treatment in Raleigh that that handles each problem equally well? Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows That Face East Or West When windows face east or west, you will experience sun glare during daybreak and sundown. Fortunately, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the direct light so the sun glare doesn’t overpower the room. When the glare of the sunrise is tempered, your mornings will seem easier to handle. This positions plantation shutters as a favorite window treatment for bedrooms that face east. Your Polywood plantation shutters can also closes off sunsets on windows facing west. Because the day usually seems warmer as it gets later, there might be the additional problem of the mid day sun making everything uncomfortable. You could only feel a few hours of intense UV rays, but the temperature fluctuation 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: In Raleigh, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. Therefore, you shouldn’t see any issues with sun glare or stuffiness. Rather, the big headache is heat loss. South-facing windows have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight may come in from sunup to sundown. Direct sunlight will excessively warm up a room and may even make your windows hot to the touch. For heat issues, try using an energy efficient window covering. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, which makes 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 wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds. What Other Window Treatments Can Work With Multiple Window Facings? For rooms with windows that face in one direction, you have options. A sheer cellular or roman shade might be what you need 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. But with north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency instead of glare. If your windows don’t get much sun, you may want to look at a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or perhaps something eco-friendly like our reclaimed wood shutters. Rooms with a corner wall or two will need a all-purpose covering that can block direct harsh sunlight and block heat. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because the thick louvers can direct UV rays and keep cool air in. During times when glare is at its peak, you can angle the louvers so natural light still peeks through, but the harsher rays cannot fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing headaches, they also enhance many decor styles. Sunburst Can Help You No Matter Which Way Your Windows Face 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 (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below to book your in-home consultation.