Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in San Antonio

Tyler Jorgensen

No matter if your windows face north, east, south or west, you will want a covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Depending on the time of day, your windows will face the sun’s UV rays which can heat up the room. Also, depending on the hour, a window may have difficulty with overpowering sun glare.

As each window facing deals with sun glare and heat loss differently, is there a single window treatment in San Antonio that that handles each problem equally well?

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

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When you have windows that face east or west, you will experience sun glare from sunrises and sunsets. However, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the rays so the sun glare doesn’t overpower the room. When the glare of the sunrise is tempered, your mornings will be a better experience. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as the best window treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also closes off the evening sun on those westward windows. Because the afternoon typically has higher temps than the morning, there might be the other problem of the late day sun making everything uncomfortable. While the space may only be heated up for a few hours, the temperature fluctuation is enough to make your space seem hot and stuffy unless you have a window covering that also keeps the hot air on the outside. 

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

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In San Antonio, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t get any conflicts with sun glare or collecting heat. Instead, your windows may even leak out heat, making the room colder. South-facing windows have the flip-side, and direct sunlight will shine in throughout the day. This will drastically heat up your home and could make your windows hot to the touch. 

For these types of problems, you will want to use a window covering that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, creating one of the most energy-efficient window covering on the market. In fact, our Polywood shutters employ 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 Are Suitable For Multiple Window Facings?

In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have a larger selection of treatments. A sheer cellular or roman shade could work wonders for windows that are set east or west. Their translucent nature will block the glare but let in a hint of light that perks up the room. 

White plantation shutters in dining room 

With north- or south-facing windows, you should prioritize energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If your windows are under an overhang, you might try a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or perhaps a product like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two might need a multi-use window treatment that will deal with glare and block heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they excel in energy efficiency and directing sunlight. During sunrise and sunset, you can angle the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the direct rays cannot raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing headaches, they also blend in with several decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Help You No Matter Which Direction Your Windows Face 

If you need the adaptability of Polywood shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. When we come during our complimentary in-home consultation, we can show you which window treatments go best with your San Antonio windows -- no matter where they face. Just call (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.