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Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in San Diego

July 26, 2019

Each window in your rooms have a directional facing, and you will want to use a window treatment that can handle both sun glare and heat loss. Depending on the time of day, your windows will face direct sunlight which makes the room stuffy and hot. Alternately, a window may struggle with overpowering sun glare.

As each window direction handles sun glare and heat loss separately, is there a single covering in San Diego that that handles each problem equally well?

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

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When your windows face east or west, you will get sun glare from sunrises and sunsets. However, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the direct light so the sun glare can’t overpower the room. When the sunrise’s piercing rays are mitigated, your mornings will seem easier to handle. No wonder plantation shutter are a perfect window covering for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also block the setting sun on west facing windows. Because the day usually rises in temperature as it gets later, there might be the additional trouble of the late day sun making everything uncomfortable. You might only see a few hours of afternoon sun, but the temperature change is enough to make your rooms seem stale and uncomfortable unless you have a window treatment that also is energy efficient. 

Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows Facing North Or South:

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In San Diego, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t see any conflicts with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Instead, the main problem is heat loss. South-facing windows have the flip-side, and direct sunlight will shine in throughout the day. This can excessively heat up a room and could make your windows too hot to touch. 

For heat issues, try using an energy efficient window covering. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow with their solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them one of the most energy-efficient window treatments that you can get. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters have an energy efficient insulation system and are 70% more efficient than wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Do Other Window Coverings Handle Problems As Well As Polywood Shutters?

In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have many choices. A sheer cellular or roman shade might be what you need for windows that are set east or west. Their translucent nature will diffuse the glare but let in ambient light that enlivens the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

When you have north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If you don’t think the space gets too hot from your windows, you may want to look at a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or you can try something eco-friendly like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two may need a all-purpose window treatment that can direct light and deals with heat. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they outdo other treatments in so many areas. During sunrise and sunset, you can angle the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the harsher rays cannot fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing issues, they also fit in beautifully with several decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Answer Your Window Facing Issues With Polywood Shutters 

If you want the versatility of faux wood plantation shutters or the simplicity 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 San Diego windows -- no matter what direction they face. Phone us at 760-405-8887 or fill the form below to book your in-home consultation.