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Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Headaches in Tampa

July 26, 2019

As each window faces different directions, you will want to use a window treatment that can stand against both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows will face UV rays from the sun which can heat up the room. Also, depending on the hour, a window may struggle with intense sun glare.

With each facing having separate issues, is there one covering in Tampa that works for every window?

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

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When windows face east or west, you will get sun glare from sunrises and sunsets. Luckily, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the direct light so the sun glare won’t overpower the room. When you wake up, you can still get the morning light in the east while avoiding being dazed by the sunrise. This positions plantation shutters as a perfect window covering for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also obscure sunsets on windows facing west. Because heat and humidity usually compiles throughout the day, there might be the additional trouble of the afternoon sun heating up your space. Even if your windows only catch a few hours of after 3 pm sun the temperature change is enough to make your rooms seem hot and stuffy unless you pick a window covering that also keeps the hot air on the outside. 

Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows That Face North Or South:

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In Tampa, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t have any issues with sun glare or collecting heat. Instead, you’ll discover that the problem with windows that face north is the amount of heat loss. Windows that face south have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight can flow in from sunup to sundown. Direct sunlight will excessively warm up your home and might make your windows too hot to touch. 

For heat problems, you will want to use a window treatment that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters block air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, which makes them one of the most energy-efficient window treatments on the market. In fact, our Polywood shutters employ an energy efficient insulation system that is 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Is There Any Alternative Window Treatment That Will Work For All Your Windows?

In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have options. A sheer cellular or roman shade is a good choice for windows that look east or west. Their translucent nature will stop the glare but let in a soft light that perks up the room. 

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When you have north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If you haven’t seen that the room gets too hot from your windows, you could go with a 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 all-purpose treatment that can block direct harsh sunlight and deals with heat. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because the thick louvers will direct light and keep cool air in. During times when glare is at its peak, you can direct sunlight so natural light still fills the room, but the blinding rays won’t become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters address your window facing problems, they also fit in beautifully with several decor styles. 

Sunburst Has The Polywood Shutters That Will Solve Your Window Facing Issues 

If you want the versatility of faux wood plantation shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. At our free in-home consultation, we can show you which window coverings go best with your Tampa windows -- no matter where they face. Just call 813-580-7288 or complete the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.