Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Issues in Gainesville07/26/2019Eric Ramsey Each 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. 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 both sun glare and heat loss being issues for separate window facings, is there a single window covering in Gainesville that that handles each problem equally well? Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows Facing East Or West When your windows face east or west, you will get problems from sunrises and sunsets. However, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the rays so the sun glare won’t flow straight in. In the morning, you can still experience the morning light in the east without being overpowered by the sunrise. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as the best window covering for bedrooms that face east. Your Polywood plantation shutters can 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 catch a few hours of the afternoon warmth the temperature fluctuation might be enough to make your rooms 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 Face North Or South: In Gainesville, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t have any problems with sun glare or stuffiness. Rather, you’ll discover that the problem with windows that face north is the amount of heat loss. Southern windows have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight may come in throughout the day. Direct sunlight will drastically warm up the space and may even make your windows seem like an oven. For heat issues, the practical window treatment is one that gives you energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow with their 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 that is 70% more efficient than wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds. Is There Any Alternative Window Covering That Will Work For Different Facings? For rooms with windows that face in one direction, you have a larger selection of treatments. A sheer cellular or roman shade might be what you need for windows that are set east or west. Sheer shades will stop the glare but will still give ambient light that enlivens the room. With north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If you haven’t seen that the room gets too hot from your windows, you may want to look at a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or even a product 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. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because the faux wood louvers are able to deflect light and keep out the heat. During times when glare is at its peak, you can direct sunlight so natural light still fills the room, but the direct rays can’t raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing issues, 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 is happy to help. At our free 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. Contact us at (877) 786-2877 or fill the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.