Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Issues in Minneapolis

George Christ

As every window faces different directions, you will need 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 struggle with intense sun glare.

With both glare and UV rays being issues for different window facings, is there a window treatment in Minneapolis that works for every window?

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

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When your windows face east or west, you will experience problems from sunrises and sunsets. However, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the direct light so the sun glare won’t overpower the room. Every day, you can still enjoy the morning light in the east while avoiding being dazed by the sunrise. No wonder plantation shutter are a favorite treatment for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also obscure sunsets on those westward windows. Because the afternoon can be warmer than the morning, there might be the additional issue of the mid day sun heating up your space. Even if your windows only see a few hours of the afternoon sun the temperature change may be enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you use a window treatment that also is energy efficient. 

Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For 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 see any problems with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Instead, you’ll find that the issue with north-facing windows is the amount of heat loss. South-facing windows have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight will shine in throughout the day. Constant sun can excessively warm up a room and may even make your windows too hot to touch. 

For temperature problems, you should put up a window treatment that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow with their 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 which makes them 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

What Other Window Treatments Are Suitable For Different Window Facings?

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 will still give a hint of light that perks up the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

But with north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency instead of glare. If temperature is only a minor issue, 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 more versatile treatment that can direct light and is energy efficient. Of course, our Polywood plantation shutters are ideal because the solid louvers are able to direct light and keep out the heat. When the sun rises and sets, you can direct sunlight so natural light still fills the room, but the harsher rays can’t fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing headaches, they also enhance several decor styles. 

Sunburst Has The Window Treatments That Will Fix Your Window Facing Issues 

If you want the versatility of faux wood plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. When we come during our no-cost in-home consultation, we will show you which window coverings work best with your Minneapolis windows -- no matter where they face. Phone us at (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.