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Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Headaches in Houston

July 26, 2019

Every window in your house has a directional facing, and you will need a covering that can handle both sun glare and heat loss. Depending on the time of day, your windows can be affected by UV rays from the sun which makes the room stuffy and hot. Also, depending on the hour, a window may allow in blinding sun glare.

With each facing having different problems, is there a single window covering in Houston that is best for a room?

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

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When you have windows that face east or west, you will get glare at dawn and dusk. Luckily, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the direct light so the sun glare can’t flow straight in. Now, you can savor your mornings without needing to avoid certain rooms during the sunrise. No wonder plantation shutter are the best window treatment for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters should also closes off the setting sun on those westward windows. Because the afternoon is usually hotter than the morning, you may also have the additional issue of the afternoon sun making everything uncomfortable. While the space may only heat up for a little bit, the temperature fluctuation is enough to make your rooms seem stale and uncomfortable unless you pick a window treatment that also keeps the hot air on the outside. 

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

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In Houston, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than any other direction. Then, you shouldn’t see any conflicts with sun glare or collecting heat. Instead, your windows may even leak out heat, making the room chilly. Southern windows have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight will shine in from sunup to sundown. Direct sunlight will drastically warm up your home and could make your windows too hot to touch. 

For temperature issues, the practical window covering is something that gives you energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them one of the most energy-efficient window treatments on the market. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters have an energy efficient insulation system which makes them 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

What Other Window Coverings Can Adequately Handle Multiple Window Facings?

If you have a room with windows that only face one direction, you have options. A sheer cellular or roman shade could work wonders for windows that are set east or west. Sheer shades will block the glare but let in a soft light that brightens the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

With north- or south-facing windows, you should prioritize energy efficiency instead of glare. If you haven’t seen that the room gets stuffy from your windows, you may want to look at a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or you can try something eco-friendly like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two may need a multi-use covering that will deal with glare and block heat. Of course, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because the solid louvers are able to deflect UV rays and keep cool air in. When the sun rises and sets, you can direct sunlight so natural light still is present, but the blinding rays won’t become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing headaches, they also fit in beautifully with most decor styles. 

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

If you need the adaptability of Polywood shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. During a free in-home consultation, we can show you which window treatments work best with your Houston windows -- no matter where they face. Contact us at 713-853-9629 or complete the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.

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