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Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Issues in Atlanta

July 26, 2019

It doesn’t matter if your windows face north or west, you will want to use a window treatment that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows will face the sun’s UV rays which will make the space feel hot. Also, depending on the hour, a window may have difficulty with overpowering sun glare.

With different facings having different issues, is there a covering in Atlanta that that handles each problem equally well?

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

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When your windows face east or west, you are going to get sun glare during daybreak and sundown. Fortunately, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the rays so the sun glare doesn’t hit you straight in the eye. In the morning, you can still enjoy the morning light in the east without being overpowered by the sunrise. No wonder plantation shutter are the best treatment for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters should also closes off the evening sun on those westward windows. Because the day usually gets hotter as it gets later, you could have the other problem of the afternoon sun heating up your space. Even if your windows only get a few hours of after 3 pm sun the temperature change might be enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you use a window treatment that also keeps the hot air on the outside. 

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

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In Atlanta, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. Then, you shouldn’t have any problems with sun glare or collecting heat. Rather, your windows may actually leak out heat, making the room colder. Southern windows have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight will shine in all day long. This will greatly warm up the space and could make your windows hot to the touch. 

For these types of problems, you should put up a window covering that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters block air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them the most energy-efficient window covering on the market. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters employ an energy efficient insulation system and are 70% more efficient than wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Do Other Window Treatments Handle Problems As Well As Polywood Shutters?

If you have a room with windows that only face one direction, you have many choices. A sheer cellular or roman shade might be what you need for windows that face east or west. Sheer shades will diffuse the glare but let in a soft light that perks up the room. 

White plantation shutters in dining room 

But with north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If you don’t think the room gets too hot from your windows, you could go with a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or perhaps something eco-friendly like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two may need a multi-use covering that can direct light and block heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because they are energy efficient and adjustable. During times when glare is at its peak, you can direct sunlight so natural light still peeks through, but the blinding rays can’t become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing problems, they also fit in beautifully with most decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Solve Your Window Facing Issues With Polywood Shutters 

If you need the versatility 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 coverings work best with your Atlanta windows -- no matter where they face. Just call 404-962-8517 or complete the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.

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