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Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in Virginia Beach

July 26, 2019

Every window in your house has a directional facing, and you will want to use a window covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Depending on the time of day, your windows can be affected by direct sunlight which can heat up the room. Also, depending on the hour, a window may struggle with overpowering sun glare.

As each window facing handles sun glare and heat loss in a different manner, is there a window covering in Virginia Beach that works for every window?

Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows That Are Situated East Or West

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When your windows face east or west, you will experience sun glare at dawn and dusk. Fortunately, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the rays so the sun glare doesn’t hit you straight in the eye. Now, you can savor your mornings without having to avoid certain rooms while drinking your coffee. No wonder plantation shutter are the best treatment for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also block the setting sun on windows facing west. Because the afternoon is usually hotter than the morning, you may also have the additional problem of the afternoon sun making everything uncomfortable. Even if your windows only see a few hours of the afternoon sun the temperature change may be enough to make your rooms seem stale and uncomfortable unless you have a window treatment that also is energy efficient. 

Polywood® Shutters Work Better Than The Others On Windows That Face North Or South:

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In Virginia Beach, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. Then, you shouldn’t have any problems with sun glare or stuffiness. Instead, the big headache is heat loss. Southern windows have the flip-side, and direct sunlight will shine in all day long. This can drastically heat up the space and could make your windows seem like an oven. 

For heat issues, the perfect window treatment is one that provides energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, which makes them the most energy-efficient window treatments that you can get. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters use an energy efficient insulation system that is 70% more efficient than real wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

What Other Window Treatments Can Work With Different Window Facings?

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 look east or west. Sheer shades will block the glare but allows a soft light that brightens the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

When you have north- or south-facing windows, you should prioritize energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If you haven’t seen that the space gets overly warm from your windows, you may want to look at a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or perhaps something like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two might need a multi-use treatment that can direct light and is energy efficient. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because the solid louvers are able to deflect light and block heat. During times when glare is at its peak, you can adjust the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the blinding rays won’t fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters address your window facing headaches, they also blend in with many decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Solve Your Window Facing Issues With Polywood Shutters 

If you need the versatility of plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. When we come during our complimentary in-home consultation, we can show you which window coverings work best with your Virginia Beach windows -- no matter where they face. Contact us at 757-210-6448 or complete the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.