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Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Problems in Charlotte

July 26, 2019

Each window in your house has a directional facing, and you will want to use a window covering that can stand against both sun glare and heat loss. Throughout the day, your windows can be affected by direct sunlight which will make the space feel hot. Other times, a window may struggle with blinding sun glare.

With each facing having different issues, is there a single window covering in Charlotte that works for every window?

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

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When your windows face east or west, you will experience problems during daybreak and sundown. However, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the rays so the sun glare can’t hit you straight in the eye. When you wake up, you can still experience light of the morning in the east while avoiding being dazed by the sunrise. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as a perfect window treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also obscure the setting sun on west facing windows. Because heat and humidity usually compiles throughout the day, you could have the added problem of the afternoon sun heating up your space. You may only see a few hours of direct sunlight, but the temperature shift is enough to make your rooms seem hot and stuffy unless you have a window treatment that also is energy efficient. 

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

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In Charlotte, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t get any problems with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Rather, the main problem is heat loss. South-facing windows have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight can flow in from sunup to sundown. This will greatly warm up your home and might make your windows hot to the touch. 

For heat issues, you should put up a window covering that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters block air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them one of the most energy-efficient window covering on the market. Compare to other treatments, 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.

Is There Any Other Window Covering That Will Work For All Your Windows?

If you have a room with windows that only face one direction, you have a larger selection of treatments. A sheer cellular or roman shade could work wonders for windows that face east or west. Their translucent nature will stop the glare but let in a hint of light that enlivens the room. 

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But with north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If heat loss is only a small problem, you might try a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or perhaps something like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two may need a more versatile treatment that can direct light and block heat. Of course, our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because the solid louvers will direct UV rays and keep out the heat. During times when glare is at its peak, you can angle the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the blinding rays can’t become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters address your window facing problems, they also fit in beautifully with many decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Help You No Matter Which Way Your Windows Face 

If you want the adaptability of faux wood plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst has the treatment for you. At our no-cost in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments look great and work well with your Charlotte windows -- no matter what direction they face. Contact us at 980-231-1116 or fill the form below to book your in-home consultation.

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