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Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Problems in New Brunswick

July 26, 2019

As every window faces different directions, you will want a covering that can handle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows will face direct sunlight which can heat up the room. Also, depending on the hour, a window may allow in overpowering sun glare.

With each window direction having unique complications, is there one window treatment in New Brunswick that works for every window?

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

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When your windows face east or west, you are going to get glare from sunrises and sunsets. 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. When the harsh rays from the sunrise are mitigated, your mornings will be a better experience. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as a perfect treatment for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also closes off the setting sun on west facing windows. Because the afternoon is usually hotter than the morning, you may also have the other trouble of the mid day sun making everything uncomfortable. Even if your windows only see a few hours of after 3 pm sun the temperature shift might be enough to make your rooms seem hot and stuffy unless you have a window covering that also keeps the hot air on the outside. 

Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows That Are Situated North Or South:

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In New Brunswick, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. Therefore, you shouldn’t get any issues with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Rather, you’ll discover that the issue with north-facing windows is the amount of heat loss. Windows that face south have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight will shine in all day long. Direct sunlight will greatly heat up the space and might make your windows too hot to touch. 

For heat 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 on the market. In fact, our Polywood shutters employ an energy efficient insulation system that is 70% more efficient than wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

What Other Window Coverings Are Suitable For Different Window Facings?

For rooms with windows that face in one direction, you have options. A sheer cellular or roman shade is a good choice for windows that face east or west. Sheer shades will stop the glare but will still give a soft light that brightens the room. 

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When you have north- or south-facing windows, you should prioritize energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If you don’t feel that the space gets too hot from your windows, you may want to look at a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or even a product like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two will need a multi-use covering that will deal with glare and block heat. Of course, our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because they are both energy efficient and adjustable. When the sun rises and sets, you can adjust the louvers so natural light still peeks through, but the blinding rays won’t fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing issues, they also enhance most decor styles. 

Sunburst Has The Window Treatments That Will Solve Your Window Facing Problems 

If you want the versatility of plantation shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. At our free in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments work best with your New Brunswick windows -- no matter what direction they face. Phone us at 732-301-6168 or fill the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.

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