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Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Issues in Gainesville

July 26, 2019

Each window in your house has a directional facing, and you will want to use a covering that can handle both sun glare and heat loss. Depending on the time of day, your windows can be affected by direct sunlight which will make the space feel hot. Also, depending on the hour, a window may struggle with overpowering sun glare.

With each window direction having separate issues, is there a single window treatment in Gainesville that that handles each problem equally well?

Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows That Face East Or West

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When your windows face east or west, you will get problems from sunrises and sunsets. Luckily, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the rays so the sun glare doesn’t flow straight in. In the morning, you can still experience the morning light in the east while avoiding being overpowered by the sunrise. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as the best window treatment for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also closes off the setting sun on west facing windows. Because heat and humidity usually compiles throughout the day, you may also have the added trouble of the mid day sun heating up your space. Even if your windows only get a few hours of late day warmth the temperature shift might be enough to make your rooms 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 Facing North Or South:

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In Gainesville, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t see any problems with sun glare or stuffiness. Rather, the main problem is heat loss. Southern windows have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight can flow in all day long. Direct sunlight will greatly warm up the space and may even make your windows seem like an oven. 

For these types of issues, the practical window treatment is one that gives you energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them the most energy-efficient window treatments on the market. 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.

Is There Any Alternative Window Covering That Will Work For Different Facings?

If you have a room with windows that only face one direction, you have options. A sheer cellular or roman shade might be what you need for windows that are set east or west. Sheer shades will block the glare but let in a soft light that enlivens the room. 

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But with north- or south-facing windows, you should prioritize energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If you haven’t seen that the room gets overly warm from your windows, you may want to look at a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or even something like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two may need a all-purpose treatment that will deal with glare and is energy efficient. Of course, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they are energy efficient and adjustable. During times when glare is at its peak, you can angle the louvers so natural light still peeks through, but the direct rays can’t fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing problems, they also fit in beautifully with several decor styles. 

Sunburst Has The Window Treatments That Will Answer Your Window Facing Issues 

If you need the adaptability of faux wood plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. During a no-cost in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments look great and work well with your Gainesville windows -- no matter what direction they face. Just call 813-602-5966 or fill the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.

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