Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Issues in Boise

Spencer Madsen

Every window in your rooms have a directional facing, and you will want to use a window covering that can handle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows may collect the sun’s UV rays which can heat up the room. Also, depending on the hour, a window may allow in overpowering sun glare.

As each window facing handles sun glare and heat loss separately, is there a single window covering in Boise that that handles each problem equally well?

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 experience glare during daybreak and sundown. Luckily, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the rays so the sun glare won’t hit you straight in the eye. Now, you can savor your mornings without needing to block the sun with your hand while drinking your coffee. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as the best window covering for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also obscure the evening sun on those westward windows. Because the afternoon is usually hotter than the morning, you may also have the other trouble of the late day sun heating up your space. Even if your windows only see a few hours of the afternoon heat the temperature shift might be enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you have a window treatment that also is energy efficient. 

Polywood® Shutters Work Better Than The Others On Windows That Are Situated North Or South:

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In Boise, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than any other direction. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t get any conflicts with sun glare or collecting heat. Instead, the big headache is heat loss. South-facing windows have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight may come in throughout the day. This will drastically warm up your home and may even make your windows too hot to touch. 

For heat problems, you should get a window covering that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, which makes them one of the most energy-efficient window treatments available. 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?

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. Sheer shades will block the glare but will still give ambient 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 instead of glare. If heat is seen as a minor issue, you might try a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or you can try a product like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two will need a more versatile covering that can direct light and block heat. Of course, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they excel in energy efficiency and directing sunlight. When the sun rises and sets, you can direct sunlight so natural light still fills the room, but the blinding rays cannot raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing issues, they also fit in beautifully with several decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Solve Your Window Facing Issues With Polywood Shutters 

If you need the adaptability of plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. During a complimentary in-home consultation, we can show you which window coverings look great and work well with your Boise windows -- no matter what direction they face. Phone us at (877) 786-2877 or fill the form below to book your in-home consultation.