As every window faces different directions, you will want a window treatment that can handle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows may collect direct sunlight which can heat up the room. Alternately, a window may struggle with overpowering sun glare.
As each window facing handles sun glare and heat loss in a different manner, is there a single window treatment in Southern California that is best for a room?
Polywood® Shutters Work Better Than The Others On Windows That Face East Or West
When you have windows that face east or west, you will experience problems during daybreak and sundown. Fortunately, 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 block the sun with your hand while drinking your coffee. This positions plantation shutters as a perfect window covering for bedrooms with east-facing windows.
Your Polywood plantation shutters can also block sunsets on west facing windows. Because heat and humidity usually accumulates throughout the day, you may also have the additional trouble of the late 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 space seem hot and stuffy unless you use a window treatment that also blocks heat.
Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows That Are Situated North Or South:
In Southern California, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t see any issues with sun glare or stuffiness. Instead, you’ll discover that the trouble with windows that face north is the amount of heat loss. Southern windows have the flip-side, and direct sunlight may come in throughout the day. Direct sunlight can excessively warm up a room and might make your windows seem like an oven.
For heat issues, you should get a window covering that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, which makes them one of the most energy-efficient window covering available. 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.
Do Other Window Coverings Perform 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 could work wonders for windows that are set east or west. Their translucent nature will diffuse the glare but will still give a hint of light that enlivens the room.
When you have north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency over dealing with glare. If heat is only a backburner issue, you might try a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or perhaps a product like our reclaimed wood shutters.
Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two may need a more versatile covering that will deal with glare and block heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because they are both energy efficient and adjustable. During times when glare is at its peak, you can direct sunlight so natural light still is present, but the blinding rays can’t become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing problems, they also blend in with many decor styles.
Sunburst Has The Window Treatments That Will Fix Your Window Facing Issues
If you need the adaptability of Polywood shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. At our no-cost in-home consultation, we will show you which window coverings look great and work well with your Southern California windows -- no matter where they face. Contact us at 888-611-2474 or complete the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.