Family room with plantation shutters

Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Issues in Boise

July 26, 2019

As different windows face different directions, you will want to use a window treatment that can handle both sun glare and heat loss. Depending on the time of day, your windows may collect direct sunlight which can heat up the room. Also, depending on the hour, a window may allow in blinding sun glare.

With both sun glare and heat loss being problems for separate window facings, is there a single window covering in Boise that that handles each problem equally well?

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

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When windows face east or west, you will experience glare from sunrises and sunsets. Luckily, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the rays so the sun glare won’t hit you straight in the eye. When the harsh rays from the sunrise are alleviated, your mornings will be a better experience. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as the best window treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also obscure the evening sun on windows facing west. Because the afternoon typically has higher temps than the morning, you could have the other trouble of the afternoon sun heating up your space. While your rooms may only be heated up for a few hours, the temperature shift might be enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you use a window treatment that also blocks heat. 

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

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

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, your windows may actually leak out heat, making the room colder. South-facing windows have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight can flow in all day long. This will drastically warm up a room and may even make your windows hot to the touch. 

For these types of problems, you should use 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 that is 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

What Other Window Treatments Are Suitable For Multiple Window Facings?

If you have a room with windows that only face one direction, you have a larger selection of treatments. A sheer cellular or roman shade could work wonders for windows that face east or west. Sheer shades will stop 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 should prioritize energy efficiency over dealing with glare. If you haven’t seen that the space gets stuffy from your windows, you might try a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or you can try something like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two will need a multi-use covering that will deal with glare and is energy efficient. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they are built to be energy efficient and adjustable. When the sun rises and sets, you can direct sunlight so natural light still peeks through, but the blinding rays won’t fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing problems, they also enhance several decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Fix 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. At our 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 208-609-9129 or fill the form below to book your in-home consultation.

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