Family room with plantation shutters

Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Problems in Detroit

July 26, 2019

It doesn’t matter if your windows face a certain direction, you will need a covering that can stand against both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows may collect UV rays from the sun which makes the room stuffy and hot. Alternately, a window may allow in blinding sun glare.

With each facing having different problems, is there a single window treatment in Detroit that is best for a room?

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

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When your windows face east or west, you will experience sun glare during daybreak and sundown. Luckily, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the direct light so the sun glare won’t flow straight in. Now, you can savor your mornings without needing to squint during the sunrise. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as a perfect window covering 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. While your rooms may only be heated up for a few hours, the temperature change might be enough to make your rooms seem stale and uncomfortable unless you have a window treatment that also is energy efficient. 

Polywood® Shutters Work Better Than The Others On 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, the main problem is heat loss. Southern windows have the opposite problem, 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, you will want to put up a window treatment that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow with their solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making 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 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 face east or west. Their translucent nature will block the glare but allows ambient light that brightens the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

When you have north- or south-facing windows, you should prioritize energy efficiency instead of glare. If you don’t think 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 window treatment that can block direct harsh sunlight and is energy efficient. Of course, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill 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 peeks through, but the blinding rays cannot become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing headaches, they also blend in with most decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Solve 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 248-429-9294 or complete the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.

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