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Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Problems in Cleveland

July 26, 2019

It doesn’t matter if your windows face north, east, south or west, you will want to use a covering that can handle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows will face direct sunlight which makes the room stuffy and hot. 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

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When windows face east or west, you are going to get problems during daybreak and sundown. Luckily, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the direct light so the sun glare can’t flow straight in. When you wake up, you can still enjoy the morning light in the east without getting blinded by the sunrise. This positions plantation shutters as a favorite window treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters should also block the setting sun on windows facing west. Because heat and humidity usually accumulates throughout the day, you may also have the added trouble of the afternoon sun making everything uncomfortable. While your rooms may only heat up for a little bit, the temperature fluctuation might be enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you have 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:

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In Cleveland, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. Therefore, you shouldn’t have any problems with sun glare or collecting heat. Rather, you’ll realize that the trouble with windows that face north is the heat loss. Windows that face south have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight will shine in from sunup to sundown. This will excessively warm up the space and may even make your windows seem like an oven. 

For temperature issues, try using an energy efficient window treatment. 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 Other Window Treatment That Will Work For Every Window?

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 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. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

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 fit the bill because the thick louvers can 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 cannot fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing headaches, they also enhance most decor styles. 

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

If you want the versatility of Polywood shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. At our complimentary in-home consultation, we can show you which window coverings go best with your Cleveland windows -- no matter where they face. Just call 440-561-6787 or fill the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.

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