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Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Issues in Boston

July 26, 2019

As each window faces different directions, you will want a covering that can handle both sun glare and heat loss. Depending on the time of day, your windows will face UV rays from the sun which makes the room stuffy and hot. Also, depending on the hour, a window may allow in intense sun glare.

With both glare and UV rays being issues for separate window facings, is there a single window covering in Boston that works for every window?

Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows That Are Situated East Or West

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When your windows face east or west, you will get problems during daybreak and sundown. Luckily, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the rays so the sun glare won’t flow straight in. Now, you can enjoy your mornings without needing to squint while you plan your day. No wonder plantation shutter are the best window treatment for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also closes off the evening sun on windows facing west. Because the afternoon typically has higher temps than the morning, you could have the added problem of the afternoon sun making everything uncomfortable. Even if your windows only see a few hours of after 3 pm warmth the temperature shift might be enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you pick a window treatment that also keeps the hot air on the outside. 

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

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In Boston, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t have any conflicts with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Instead, the big headache is heat loss. Windows that face south have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight may come in all day long. Constant sun will excessively warm up a room and might make your windows hot to the touch. 

For temperature problems, you will want to use a window treatment that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow with their solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, creating the most energy-efficient window treatments on the market. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters use an energy efficient insulation system which makes them 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Do Other Window Treatments Handle Problems As Well As Polywood Shutters?

If you have a room with windows that only face one direction, you have a larger selection of treatments. A sheer cellular or roman shade is a good choice for windows that look east or west. Their translucent nature will diffuse the glare but allows a hint of 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 instead of glare. If you haven’t seen that the space gets too hot from your windows, you could go with a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or you can try something like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two may need a more versatile treatment that can direct light and is energy efficient. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are ideal because the faux wood louvers will direct light and keep out the heat. During times when glare is at its peak, you can angle the louvers so natural light still is present, but the harsher rays won’t become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing problems, they also fit in beautifully with most decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Assist You No Matter Which Direction Your Windows Face 

If you need the versatility of Polywood shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. At our complimentary in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments go best with your Boston windows -- no matter what direction they face. Just call 781-352-2205 or complete the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.

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