Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in Kingsport07/26/2019Jacob Hayes It doesn’t matter if your windows face north or west, you will need 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 struggle with blinding sun glare. As each window facing handles sun glare and heat loss differently, is there one covering in Kingsport that works for every window? Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows That Face East Or West When your windows face east or west, you will experience problems during daybreak and sundown. Fortunately, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the rays so the sun glare can’t overpower the room. When you wake up, you can still get the morning light in the east while avoiding being dazed by the sunrise. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as the best window covering for bedrooms that face east. Your Polywood plantation shutters can also closes off sunsets on west facing windows. Because heat and humidity usually accumulates throughout the day, you may also have the additional problem of the afternoon sun heating up your space. You could only feel a few hours of intense UV rays, but the temperature change might be enough to make your space seem hot and stuffy unless you have a window covering that also blocks heat. Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows That Are Situated North Or South: In Kingsport, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. Therefore, you shouldn’t have any conflicts with sun glare or collecting heat. Instead, the prominent issue is heat loss. Southern windows have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight may come 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, try using an energy efficient window treatment. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow with their solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, which makes 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 Work As Well As Polywood Shutters? If you have a room with windows that only face one direction, you have options. A sheer cellular or roman shade might be what you need for windows that look east or west. Their translucent nature will stop the glare but will still give ambient light that enlivens the room. But with north- or south-facing windows, you should prioritize energy efficiency instead of glare. If you don’t think the space gets overly warm from your windows, you could go with a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or perhaps something like our reclaimed wood shutters. Rooms with a corner wall or two may need a more versatile window treatment that will deal with glare and is energy efficient. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are ideal because the faux wood louvers are able to deflect UV rays and keep cool air in. During sunrise and sunset, you can direct sunlight so natural light still peeks through, but the blinding rays won’t raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing problems, they also fit in beautifully with many 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. During a no-cost 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 (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below to book your in-home consultation.