Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Headaches in Cleveland07/26/2019Nate Gromen Every window in your house has a directional facing, and you will want to use a covering that can stand against both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows will face direct sunlight which can heat up the room. Also, depending on the hour, a window may allow in intense sun glare. As each window facing is affected by sun glare and heat loss in a different manner, is there a window covering in Cleveland that that handles each problem equally well? Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows That Are Situated East Or West When windows face east or west, you will get problems during daybreak and sundown. However, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the direct light so the sun glare can’t overpower the room. When you wake up, you can still enjoy the morning light in the east without getting blinded by the sunrise. No wonder plantation shutter are the best window covering for bedrooms with east-facing windows. Your Polywood plantation shutters should also obscure sunsets on windows facing west. Because heat and humidity usually accumulates throughout the day, you may also have the additional trouble of the afternoon sun making everything uncomfortable. You might only see a few hours of direct sunlight, but the temperature fluctuation might be enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you use a window covering that also keeps the hot air on the outside. Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows That Are Situated North Or South: In Cleveland, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. Then, you shouldn’t have any issues with sun glare or collecting heat. Rather, the prominent issue is heat loss. Southern windows have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight will shine in from sunup to sundown. This will excessively warm up the space and could make your windows seem like an oven. For temperature issues, the best window covering is something that provides 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 that you can get. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters use an energy efficient insulation system which makes them 70% more efficient than wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds. Is There Any Alternative Window Treatment That Will Work For Every Window? For rooms with windows that face in one direction, you have options. A sheer cellular or roman shade is a good choice for windows that look east or west. Sheer shades will diffuse the glare but allows ambient light that perks up the room. When you have north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency instead of glare. If you don’t think the temperature gets overly warm from your windows, you may want to look at a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or you can try something eco-friendly like our reclaimed wood shutters. Rooms with a corner wall or two might need a all-purpose window treatment that can block direct harsh sunlight and block heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because the thick louvers will deflect UV rays and keep out the heat. During sunrise and sunset, you can direct sunlight so natural light still is present, but the blinding rays won’t fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing headaches, they also enhance many decor styles. Sunburst Can Assist You No Matter Which Direction Your Windows Face If you want the versatility of plantation shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. During a complimentary in-home consultation, we can show you which window coverings go best with your Cleveland windows -- no matter where they face. Just call (877) 786-2877 or fill the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.