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Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Problems in San Antonio

July 26, 2019

Every window in your home has a directional facing, and you will need a covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows will face the sun’s UV rays 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 single window covering 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 your windows 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 won’t flow straight in. When the harsh rays from the sunrise are tempered, your mornings will become much more pleasant. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as a favorite window covering for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also closes off the evening sun on those westward windows. Because the day usually rises in temperature as it gets later, there might be the other issue of the late day sun making everything uncomfortable. While the space may only heat up for a little bit, the temperature shift may be enough to make your space seem hot and stuffy unless you use 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 all day long. Constant sun will drastically heat up a room and may even make your windows hot to the touch. 

For heat problems, you will want to use a window covering that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow with their solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, creating one of the most energy-efficient window covering available. 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 might be what you need for windows that are set east or west. Their translucent nature will stop the glare but will still give 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 in a shady spot, you might try a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or even 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. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because they outdo other treatments in energy efficiency and directing sunlight. When the sun rises and sets, you can direct sunlight so natural light still fills the room, but the harsher rays won’t fully heat up the room. 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 210-876-0377 or complete the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.

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