Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Issues in Atlanta

Dan Taylor

Each window in your house has a directional facing, and you will want to use a window covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows will face direct sunlight which will make the space feel hot. Also, depending on the hour, a window may struggle with blinding sun glare.

With different facings having unique 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 you have windows that face east or west, you are going to get glare from sunrises and sunsets. Fortunately, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the rays so the sun glare won’t hit you straight in the eye. Now, you can enjoy your mornings without needing to squint while drinking your coffee. This positions plantation shutters as the best treatment for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters should also closes off the evening sun on windows facing west. Because heat and humidity usually swells throughout the day, you may also have the other issue 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 have 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 see any problems with sun glare or collecting heat. Rather, the main problem is heat loss. Windows that face south have the opposite problem, 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, try using an energy efficient window treatment. Polywood plantation shutters block air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, which makes 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?

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 face east or west. Sheer shades will diffuse the glare but let in ambient light that perks up the room. 

White plantation shutters in dining room 

With north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If your windows don’t get much sun, you might try 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 more versatile covering that will deal with glare and block heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they outdo other treatments in energy efficiency and directing sunlight. 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 issues, they also fit in beautifully with many decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Solve Your Window Facing Issues With Polywood Shutters 

If you need the versatility of Polywood shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst can 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 (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.