Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Issues in Sacramento07/26/2019Curtis Orton It doesn’t matter if your windows face north or west, you will want to use a window covering that can stand against both sun glare and heat loss. Throughout the day, your windows may collect the sun’s UV rays which will make the space feel hot. Alternately, a window may allow in intense sun glare. With each window direction having unique issues, is there a single window covering in Sacramento that is best for a room? Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows Facing East Or West When windows face east or west, you will get glare during daybreak and sundown. Fortunately, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the direct light so the sun glare can’t flow straight in. Now, you can enjoy your mornings without having to block the sun with your hand during the sunrise. This positions plantation shutters as a favorite window treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows. Your Polywood plantation shutters can also closes off the evening sun on west facing windows. Because heat and humidity usually accumulates throughout the day, you could have the added trouble of the afternoon 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 Facing North Or South: In Sacramento, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t see any conflicts with sun glare or stuffiness. Instead, the prominent issue is heat loss. Southern windows have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight will shine in throughout the day. Direct sunlight will excessively warm up your home and might make your windows seem like an oven. For these types of issues, you should get a window covering that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making 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 wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds. Is There Any Other Window Treatment That Will Work For Different Facings? 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 a soft light that enlivens the room. But with north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency over dealing with glare. If you haven’t seen that the room gets too hot from your windows, 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 multi-use treatment that will deal with glare and deals with heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because they are both energy efficient and adjustable. During times when glare is at its peak, you can direct sunlight so natural light still peeks through, but the direct rays cannot fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters address your window facing problems, they also blend in with most decor styles. Sunburst Can Help You No Matter Which Direction Your Windows Face If you want the adaptability of Polywood shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst has the treatment for you. At our free in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments work best with your Sacramento windows -- no matter where they face. Just call (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below to book your in-home consultation.