Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Problems in Denver07/26/2019Gary Harding No matter if your windows face north or west, you will need a window treatment 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 heat being problems for different window facings, is there a window covering in Denver that that handles each problem equally well? Polywood® Shutters Work Better Than The Others On Windows That Are Situated East Or West When windows face east or west, you will get glare at dawn and dusk. Fortunately, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the rays so the sun glare won’t flow straight in. 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 will also closes off the evening sun on windows facing west. Because the day usually gets hotter as it gets later, you may also have the added trouble of the afternoon sun making everything uncomfortable. Even if your windows only get a few hours of the afternoon sun the temperature shift is enough to make your rooms seem hot and stuffy unless you have a window covering that also blocks heat. Polywood® Shutters Work Better Than The Others On Windows Facing North Or South: In Denver, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than any other direction. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t get any issues with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Rather, the big headache is heat loss. Windows that face south have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight may come in all day long. This can drastically warm up your home and might make your windows seem like an oven. For temperature problems, you will want to use a window treatment that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, creating the most energy-efficient window treatments on the market. 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. Do Other Window Coverings Handle Problems As Well As Polywood Shutters? 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 are set east or west. Sheer shades will stop the glare but will still give ambient light that brightens the room. But with north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If heat loss is only a minor issue, you may want to look at a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or you can try a product 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. Of course, our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because the solid louvers are able to deflect light and block heat. When the sun rises and sets, you can angle the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the harsher rays won’t raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters address your window facing headaches, they also fit in beautifully with most decor styles. Sunburst Can Solve Your Window Facing Problems With Polywood Shutters If you want the versatility of Polywood shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. When we come during our no-cost in-home consultation, we can show you which window treatments go best with your Denver windows -- no matter what direction they face. Contact us at (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below to book your in-home consultation.