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Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Headaches in Salt Lake City

July 26, 2019

Each window in your rooms have a directional facing, and you will want a covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows may collect the sun’s UV rays which can heat up the room. Other times, a window may struggle with intense sun glare.

With each window direction having different problems, is there a window covering in Salt Lake City that is best for a room?

Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows Facing East Or West

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When you have windows that face east or west, you are going to get sun glare at dawn and dusk. Fortunately, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the direct light so the sun glare can’t flow straight in. When the sunrise’s piercing rays are alleviated, your mornings will become much more pleasant. This positions plantation shutters as a favorite window treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also closes off sunsets on windows facing west. Because the afternoon typically has higher temps than the morning, there might be the additional issue of the mid day sun making everything uncomfortable. You may only see a few hours of afternoon sun, but the temperature shift is enough to make your space seem hot and stuffy unless you have a window covering that also blocks heat. 

Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows That Are Situated North Or South:

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In Salt Lake City, windows that face north 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, you’ll find that the problem with north-facing windows is the amount of heat loss. Southern windows have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight may come in from sunup to sundown. Constant sun can drastically heat up a room and might make your windows seem like an oven. 

For these types of issues, you should get a window treatment that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them the most energy-efficient window treatments that you can get. In fact, our Polywood shutters use an energy efficient insulation system which makes them 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

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

In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have a larger selection of treatments. A sheer cellular or roman shade could work wonders for windows that look east or west. Sheer shades will block the glare but let in a soft light that brightens the room. 

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But with north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If your windows are in a shady spot, you could go with a 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 more versatile covering that can block direct harsh sunlight and deals with heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they excel in energy efficiency and directing sunlight. During sunrise and sunset, you can angle the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the direct rays cannot become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters address your window facing problems, they also fit in beautifully with most decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Fix Your Window Facing Problems With Polywood Shutters 

If you want the versatility of faux wood plantation shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. When we come during our complimentary in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments work best with your Salt Lake City windows -- no matter what direction they face. Phone us at 801-515-3598 or complete the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.

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