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Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Issues in Sacramento

July 26, 2019

Every window in your home has a directional facing, and you will want to use a window covering that can handle both sun glare and heat loss. Throughout the day, your windows will face direct sunlight which will make the space feel hot. Alternately, a window may allow in intense sun glare.

With each window direction having different problems, is there a single window covering in Sacramento that works for every window?

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

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When windows face east or west, you will get glare from sunrises and sunsets. Fortunately, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the direct light so the sun glare can’t overpower the room. When you wake up, you can still experience light of the morning in the east without being blinded by the sunrise. This positions plantation shutters as a favorite window covering for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also closes off the evening sun on west facing windows. Because heat and humidity usually swells throughout the day, you may also have the additional trouble of the late day sun heating up your space. While the space may only be heated up for a few hours, the temperature fluctuation might be enough to make your rooms seem stale and uncomfortable unless you pick 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:

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In Sacramento, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t have any conflicts with sun glare or stuffiness. Instead, you’ll discover that the problem with windows that face north is the heat loss. Windows that face south have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight will shine in all day long. Direct sunlight will excessively warm up a room and might make your windows seem like an oven. 

For these types of issues, the practical window covering is something that is built for energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, which makes them one of the most energy-efficient window treatments on the market. In fact, our Polywood shutters have an energy efficient insulation system which makes them 70% more efficient than real wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Do Other Window Coverings Work As Well As Polywood Shutters?

In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have options. A sheer cellular or roman shade is a good choice for windows that face east or west. Their translucent nature will diffuse the glare but will still give ambient light that brightens the room. 

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With north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency instead of glare. If your windows don’t get much sun, you may want to look at a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or you can try a product like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two will need a more versatile treatment that can direct light and deals with heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because they exceed in so many areas. During times when glare is at its peak, you can direct sunlight so natural light still peeks through, but the harsher rays won’t fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing issues, they also blend in with many decor styles. 

Sunburst Has The Polywood Shutters That Will Solve Your Window Facing Issues 

If you want the adaptability of plantation shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst has the treatment for you. During a no-cost in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments go best with your Sacramento windows -- no matter where they face. Just call 916-250-0758 or complete the form below to book your in-home consultation.

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