Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Issues in Boston

Holly Perron

It doesn’t matter if your windows face a certain direction, you will want 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 can heat up the room. Also, depending on the hour, a window may allow in intense sun glare.

With both glare and UV rays being problems for separate window facings, is there a single window covering in Boston that is best for a room?

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

Plantation shutters close up 

When your windows face east or west, you are going to get problems during daybreak and sundown. Luckily, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the rays so the sun glare doesn’t flow straight in. Now, you can enjoy your mornings without needing to squint while you plan your day. This positions plantation shutters as a favorite window covering for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also closes off the evening sun on those westward windows. Because heat and humidity usually swells throughout the day, you may also have the additional issue of the afternoon sun making everything uncomfortable. You could only get a few hours of intense UV rays, but 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:

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

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 stuffiness. Instead, the big headache is heat loss. Windows that face south have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight may come in all day long. This will excessively warm up a room and might make your windows too hot to touch. 

For temperature problems, try using an energy efficient window covering. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow with their solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, creating the most energy-efficient window treatments available. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters have an energy efficient insulation system that is 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

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

For rooms with windows that face in 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 enlivens 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 heat is seen as a minor issue, you might try 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 will deal with glare and block heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are ideal because they are both energy efficient and adjustable. During times when glare is at its peak, you can angle the louvers so natural light still is present, but the harsher rays cannot become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing issues, they also enhance most decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Solve Your Window Facing Issues With Polywood Shutters 

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 work best with your Boston windows -- no matter what direction they face. Contact us at (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.