Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Problems in Houston

Cory Cryer

It doesn’t matter if your windows face north or west, you will need a covering that can handle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the 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 different facings having unique issues, is there one window treatment in Houston that works for every window?

Polywood® Shutters Work Better Than The Others On Windows That Are Situated East Or West

Plantation shutters close up 

When you have windows that face east or west, you will get sun glare at dawn and dusk. However, 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. This positions plantation shutters as the best window covering for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters should also closes off sunsets on windows facing west. Because the afternoon is usually hotter than the morning, you may also have the added problem of the mid day sun making everything uncomfortable. Even if your windows only catch a few hours of the afternoon heat the temperature shift 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 That Face North Or South:

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In Houston, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than any other direction. Therefore, you shouldn’t see any conflicts with sun glare or collecting heat. Instead, the prominent issue is heat loss. Southern windows have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight will shine in from sunup to sundown. Direct sunlight will drastically warm up a room and could make your windows hot to the touch. 

For temperature problems, 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 available. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters have an energy efficient insulation system that is 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Do Other Window Treatments Perform As Well As Polywood Shutters?

For rooms with windows that face in 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. Sheer shades will stop the glare but will still give a soft light that enlivens the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

But with north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency over dealing with glare. If your windows don’t get much sun, you may want to look at a real 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 will need a multi-use covering that can direct light and is energy efficient. Of course, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because the faux wood louvers are able to deflect UV rays and block heat. During sunrise and sunset, you can angle the louvers 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 enhance most decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Fix Your Window Facing Problems With Polywood Shutters 

If you need the adaptability of plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. During a free in-home consultation, we can show you which window treatments go best with your Houston windows -- no matter where they face. Just call (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.