Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Problems in Cincinnati07/26/2019Lisa Renee Nieberding It doesn’t matter if your windows face north, east, south or west, you will want to use a covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Depending on the time of day, your windows may collect direct sunlight which can heat up the room. Alternately, a window may allow in intense sun glare. As each window facing handles sun glare and heat loss differently, is there a single window covering in Cincinnati that works for every window? Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows Facing East Or West When you have windows that face east or west, you will experience sun glare at dawn and dusk. However, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the direct light so the sun glare won’t hit you straight in the eye. Now, you can appreciate your mornings without needing to avoid certain rooms while drinking your coffee. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as the best treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows. Your Polywood plantation shutters will also closes off the setting sun on those westward windows. Because the afternoon can be warmer than the morning, you could have the additional problem of the afternoon sun heating up your space. While your windows may only heat up for a little bit, the temperature fluctuation may be enough to make your rooms seem hot and stuffy unless you use a window covering that also is energy efficient. Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows That Face North Or South: In Cincinnati, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. Therefore, you shouldn’t see any problems with sun glare or stuffiness. Instead, the big headache is heat loss. Windows that face south have the flip-side, and direct sunlight can flow in from sunup to sundown. Direct sunlight can drastically warm up your home and could make your windows too hot to touch. For temperature issues, try using an energy efficient window treatment. 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 use 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 Perform As Well As Polywood Shutters? For rooms with windows that face in one direction, you have options. A sheer cellular or roman shade might be what you need for windows that are set east or west. Their translucent nature will block the glare but allows ambient light that perks up the room. But with north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency over dealing with glare. If your windows don’t get much sun, you could go with a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or even something like our reclaimed wood shutters. Rooms with a corner wall or two will need a multi-use treatment that can direct light and deals with heat. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they exceed in so many areas. During times when glare is at its peak, you can angle the louvers so natural light still is present, but the blinding rays can’t fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters address your window facing headaches, they also fit in beautifully with several decor styles. Sunburst Can Fix Your Window Facing Problems With Polywood Shutters If you want the versatility of plantation shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. During a no-cost in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments work best with your Cincinnati windows -- no matter what direction they face. Just call (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below to book your in-home consultation.