Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in Detroit

Steve Hill

Each window in your home has a directional facing, and you will need a covering that can stand against both sun glare and heat loss. Depending on the time of day, your windows may collect UV rays from the sun which can heat up the room. Alternately, a window may allow in overpowering sun glare.

With both glare and UV rays being annoyances for separate window facings, is there one window treatment in Detroit that works for every window?

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

Plantation shutters close up 

When you have windows that face east or west, you will experience sun glare from sunrises and sunsets. However, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the direct light so the sun glare doesn’t overpower the room. When you wake up, you can still enjoy light of the morning in the east while avoiding being dazed by the sunrise. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as a perfect window treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also block the setting sun on those westward windows. Because the day usually gets hotter as it gets later, there might be the other trouble of the mid day sun making everything uncomfortable. You might only feel a few hours of intense UV rays, but the temperature change might be enough to make your rooms seem stale and uncomfortable unless you have a window treatment that also blocks heat. 

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

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In Detroit, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. Then, you shouldn’t see any conflicts with sun glare or stuffiness. Instead, you’ll discover that the trouble with north-facing windows is the amount of heat loss. Southern windows have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight will shine in all day long. This will excessively warm up a room and could make your windows seem like an oven. 

For these types of problems, try using an energy efficient window treatment. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, which makes them the most energy-efficient window treatments available. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters have an energy efficient insulation system and are 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Do Other Window Coverings Work 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 face east or west. Their translucent nature will block the glare but allows a soft light that brightens the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

When you have north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency over dealing with glare. If you haven’t seen that the room gets stuffy from your windows, you could go with a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or you can try a product like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two might need a all-purpose treatment that can block direct harsh sunlight and is energy efficient. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because they outdo other treatments in so many areas. During times when glare is at its peak, you can adjust the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the blinding rays won’t become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters address your window facing headaches, they also blend in with most decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Fix Your Window Facing Issues With Polywood Shutters 

If you need the versatility of faux wood plantation shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst has the treatment for you. When we come during our complimentary in-home consultation, we will show you which window coverings go best with your Detroit windows -- no matter where they face. Just call (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.