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Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in Kingsport

July 26, 2019

Every window in your home has a directional facing, and you will want a covering that can stand against both sun glare and heat loss. Depending on the time of day, your windows will face UV rays from the sun which will make the space feel hot. Also, depending on the hour, a window may have difficulty with blinding sun glare.

With both sun glare and UV rays being issues for separate window facings, is there one covering in Kingsport that works for every window?

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

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When you have windows that face east or west, you will experience problems during daybreak and sundown. Fortunately, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the rays so the sun glare can’t overpower the room. 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 a favorite window covering for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also closes off sunsets on west facing windows. Because the afternoon is usually hotter than the morning, you could have the added issue of the afternoon sun heating up your space. Even if your windows only see a few hours of after 3 pm warmth the temperature change might be enough to make your space seem hot and stuffy unless you use a window covering that also is energy efficient. 

Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows That Are Situated North Or South:

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In Kingsport, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. Therefore, you shouldn’t see any conflicts with sun glare or collecting heat. Instead, you’ll find that the issue with windows that face north is the amount of heat loss. Southern windows have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight can flow in throughout the day. Constant sun can excessively warm up the space and may even make your windows seem like an oven. 

For temperature issues, you should get a window treatment that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them one of the most energy-efficient window covering that you can get. 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.

Do Other Window Coverings Handle Problems As Well As Polywood Shutters?

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 look east or west. Their translucent nature will block the glare but will still give a soft light that brightens 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 you haven’t seen that the room gets overly warm from your windows, you could go with a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or even a product like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two may need a multi-use window treatment that can direct light and is energy efficient. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are ideal because they exceed in so many areas. When the sun rises and sets, you can angle the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the blinding rays won’t raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing issues, they also fit in beautifully with most decor styles. 

Sunburst Has The Polywood Shutters That Will Solve Your Window Facing Problems 

If you need the versatility of Polywood shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. At our free in-home consultation, we can show you which window coverings look great and work well with your Kingsport windows -- no matter what direction they face. Phone us at 276-685-5343 or complete the form below to book your in-home consultation.

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