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Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Issues in Dallas

July 26, 2019

It doesn’t matter if your windows face a certain direction, you will want a covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Depending on the time of day, your windows will face direct sunlight which will make the space feel hot. Other times, a window may struggle with blinding sun glare.

With both sun glare and UV rays being problems for separate window facings, is there a single covering in Dallas that is best for a room?

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

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When you have windows that face east or west, you will get problems during daybreak and sundown. However, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the direct light so the sun glare won’t hit you straight in the eye. In the morning, you can still get the morning light in the east without being dazed by the sunrise. No wonder plantation shutter are a perfect window treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also obscure sunsets on west facing windows. Because heat and humidity usually accumulates throughout the day, you may also have the other trouble of the afternoon sun heating up your space. You could only get a few hours of direct sunlight, but the temperature change may be enough to make your rooms seem hot and stuffy unless you have a window treatment that also blocks heat. 

Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows That Are Situated North Or South:

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In Dallas, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. Then, you shouldn’t see any problems with sun glare or collecting heat. Instead, the main problem is heat loss. Windows that face south have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight may come in from sunup to sundown. This can excessively heat up your home and could make your windows seem like an oven. 

For heat problems, you will want to get a window covering that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them the most energy-efficient window covering available. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters employ an energy efficient insulation system that is 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Do Other Window Coverings Perform As Well As Polywood Shutters?

For rooms with windows that face in one direction, you have many choices. A sheer cellular or roman shade could work wonders for windows that are set east or west. Sheer shades will stop the glare but will still give a hint of light that perks up the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

With north- or south-facing windows, you should prioritize energy efficiency over dealing with glare. If your windows are in a shady spot, you could go with a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or even something like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two may need a more versatile covering that will deal with glare and block heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are ideal because they exceed in so many areas. During sunrise and sunset, you can adjust the louvers so natural light still peeks through, but the blinding rays can’t fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing issues, they also blend in with many decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Solve Your Window Facing Issues With Polywood Shutters 

If you want the adaptability of plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. During a complimentary in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments work best with your Dallas windows -- no matter where they face. Just call 214-301-5066 or fill the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.

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