Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Headaches in Charlotte07/26/2019Neil Blackwelder It doesn’t matter if your windows face north, east, south or west, you will want to use a window covering that can handle both sun glare and heat loss. Throughout the day, your windows can be affected by the sun’s UV rays which will make the space feel hot. Alternately, a window may have difficulty with blinding sun glare. With both glare and UV rays being issues for different window facings, is there one window treatment in Charlotte that works for every window? Polywood® Shutters Work Better Than The Others On Windows That Are Situated East Or West When you have windows that face east or west, you will experience problems during daybreak and sundown. However, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the rays so the sun glare can’t hit you straight in the eye. When the harsh rays from the sunrise are mitigated, your mornings will be a better experience. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as a perfect window treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows. Your Polywood plantation shutters can also block the setting sun on west facing windows. Because the day usually rises in temperature as it progresses, you could have the additional issue of the afternoon sun heating up your space. While your windows may only heat up for a little bit, the temperature shift may be enough to make your rooms seem hot and stuffy unless you use a window treatment that also blocks heat. Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows That Face North Or South: In Charlotte, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t get any problems with sun glare or stuffiness. Rather, the main problem is heat loss. South-facing windows have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight may come in from sunup to sundown. Constant sun will drastically warm up your home and might make your windows hot to the touch. For heat issues, the perfect window treatment is something that provides energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them one of the most energy-efficient window covering on the market. In fact, our Polywood shutters have an energy efficient insulation system which makes them 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds. What Other Window Treatments Are Suitable For Multiple Window Facings? For rooms with windows that face in one direction, you have options. 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 allows a hint of light that brightens the room. But with north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If heat is only a small problem, you could go with a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or perhaps something like our reclaimed wood shutters. Rooms with a corner wall or two will need a more versatile treatment that will deal with glare and is energy efficient. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because the solid louvers will direct UV rays and keep out the heat. During times when glare is at its peak, you can angle the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the blinding rays can’t become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters address your window facing issues, they also fit in beautifully with most decor styles. Sunburst Can Answer Your Window Facing Problems With Polywood Shutters If you want the adaptability of faux wood plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst has the treatment for you. During a free in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments look great and work well with your Charlotte windows -- no matter what direction they face. Contact us at (877) 786-2877 or fill the form below to book your in-home consultation.