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Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Headaches in Denver

July 26, 2019

Every window in your rooms have a directional facing, and you will need a window covering that can handle both sun glare and heat loss. Throughout the day, your windows can be affected by UV rays from the sun which can heat up the room. Also, depending on the hour, a window may struggle with intense sun glare.

With both sun glare and UV rays being problems for different window facings, is there a window treatment in Denver that that handles each problem equally well?

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

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When windows face east or west, you will get sun glare at dawn and dusk. Fortunately, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the rays so the sun glare doesn’t overpower the room. Now, you can savor your mornings without having to avoid certain rooms during the sunrise. No wonder plantation shutter are the best window treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also closes off the evening sun on windows facing west. Because the day usually seems warmer as it gets later, you may also have the additional trouble of the afternoon sun making everything uncomfortable. While the space may only be heated up for a few hours, the temperature fluctuation is enough to make your rooms seem hot and stuffy unless you use a window covering that also is energy efficient. 

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

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In Denver, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than any other direction. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t get any problems with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Rather, your windows may actually leak out heat, making the room colder. Windows that face south have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight can flow in all day long. Constant sun can drastically warm up a room and might make your windows seem like an oven. 

For temperature problems, you will want to get a window treatment that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow with their solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, creating the most energy-efficient window treatments available. In fact, our Polywood shutters use an energy efficient insulation system and are 70% more efficient than real wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Is There Any Other Window Covering That Will Work For All Your Windows?

In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have a larger selection of treatments. A sheer cellular or roman shade is a good choice for windows that face east or west. Sheer shades will block the glare but will still give a soft light that enlivens the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

But with north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If you don’t think the room gets too hot from your windows, you may want to look at a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or you can try something like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two might need a all-purpose covering that will deal with glare and deals with heat. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because the solid louvers are able to deflect sunlight and block heat. When the sun rises and sets, you can angle the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the direct rays won’t fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing headaches, they also enhance many decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Help You No Matter Which Direction Your Windows Face 

If you want the versatility of Polywood shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. When we come during our no-cost in-home consultation, we can show you which window treatments work best with your Denver windows -- no matter what direction they face. Just call 720-538-0182 or complete the form below to book your in-home consultation.

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