Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Problems in Tampa

Eric Ramsey

Each window in your house has a directional facing, and 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 may collect UV rays from the sun which makes the room stuffy and hot. Also, depending on the hour, a window may struggle with intense sun glare.

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

Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For 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 the glare of the sunrise is mitigated, your mornings will be a better experience. No wonder plantation shutter are a perfect window treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also block sunsets on those westward windows. Because heat and humidity usually compiles throughout the day, there might be the additional trouble of the afternoon sun heating up your space. While the space may only heat up for a little bit, the temperature change may be 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 find that the problem with windows that face north is the heat loss. Windows that face south have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight may come in from sunup to sundown. Direct sunlight will excessively warm up a room and might make your windows too hot to touch. 

For these types of 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, making them one of the most energy-efficient window treatments 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.

Do Other Window Coverings Work As Well As Polywood Shutters?

In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have a larger selection of treatments. 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 will still give a soft light that perks up the room. 

White plantation shutters in dining room 

When you have north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If your windows are under an overhang, 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 may need a all-purpose treatment that can block direct harsh sunlight and deals with heat. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because the thick louvers can direct light and keep cool air in. During times when glare is at its peak, you can direct sunlight so natural light still peeks through, but the blinding rays cannot become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters address your window facing issues, they also enhance several decor styles. 

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

If you want the versatility of faux wood plantation shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. At our no-cost in-home consultation, we can show you which window coverings go best with your Tampa windows -- no matter where they face. Contact us at (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.