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Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Issues in Minneapolis

July 26, 2019

As every window faces different directions, you will want a covering that can handle both sun glare and heat loss. Throughout the day, your windows can be affected by UV rays from the sun which will make the space feel hot. Also, depending on the hour, a window may have difficulty with intense sun glare.

As each window facing is affected by sun glare and heat loss differently, is there a window treatment in Minneapolis that is best for a room?

Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows That Face East Or West

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When you have windows that face east or west, you will experience problems during daybreak and sundown. However, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the direct light so the sun glare doesn’t overpower the room. Now, you can enjoy your mornings without needing to squint during the sunrise. This positions plantation shutters as a favorite treatment for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also block the setting sun on those westward windows. Because the afternoon can be warmer than the morning, there might be the added problem of the mid day sun heating up your space. You might only feel a few hours of afternoon sun, but the temperature change is enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you use a window treatment that also blocks heat. 

Polywood® Shutters Work Better Than The Others On Windows That Face North Or South:

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In Minneapolis, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t have any issues with sun glare or stuffiness. Instead, your windows may actually leak out heat, which makes the room chilly. South-facing windows have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight will shine in throughout the day. Constant sun can excessively warm up your home and may even make your windows too hot to touch. 

For temperature problems, the perfect window covering is one that provides energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, creating one of the most energy-efficient window covering that you can get. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters employ an energy efficient insulation system that is 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Is There Any Different Window Covering That Will Work For Every Window?

If you have a room with windows that only face one direction, you have many choices. A sheer cellular or roman shade could work wonders for windows that look east or west. Sheer shades will block the glare but let in a hint of light that perks up the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

With north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency instead of glare. If your windows don’t get much sun, you may want to look at a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or you can try a product like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two may need a multi-use treatment that will deal with glare and is energy efficient. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters are ideal because they are both energy efficient and adjustable. During sunrise and sunset, you can angle the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the harsher rays can’t raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing headaches, they also enhance several decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Assist You No Matter Which Direction Your Windows Face 

If you want the versatility of faux wood plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. When we come during our free in-home consultation, we will show you which window coverings go best with your Minneapolis windows -- no matter where they face. Phone us at 952-856-8130 or complete the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.