Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Problems in New Brunswick07/26/2019Mike Horn As every window faces different directions, you will want a covering that can stand against 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 blinding sun glare. As each window facing handles sun glare and heat loss separately, is there one window covering in New Brunswick that works for every window? Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows That Are Situated East Or West When you have windows that 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 won’t overpower the room. Now, you can appreciate your mornings without having to block the sun with your hand while drinking your coffee. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as a perfect treatment for bedrooms that face east. Your Polywood plantation shutters will also closes off the setting sun on west facing windows. Because heat and humidity usually accumulates throughout the day, 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 heat the temperature fluctuation 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: In New Brunswick, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. Therefore, you shouldn’t get any problems with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Rather, you’ll find that the issue with north-facing windows is the amount of heat loss. Windows that face south have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight will shine in throughout the day. Direct sunlight will drastically heat up the space and might make your windows too hot to touch. For these types of 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 which makes them 70% more efficient than wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds. Do Other Window Treatments Perform As Well As Polywood Shutters? If you have a room with windows that only face 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 let in a soft light that brightens the room. When you have north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If heat loss is only a small problem, 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 may need a multi-use covering that will deal with glare and block heat. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because they are energy efficient and adjustable. When the sun rises and sets, you can adjust the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the blinding rays cannot raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters address your window facing problems, they also fit in beautifully with many decor styles. Sunburst Can Help You No Matter Which Direction Your Windows Face If you want the versatility of plantation shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. At our no-cost in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments go best with your New Brunswick windows -- no matter what direction they face. Phone us at (877) 786-2877 or fill the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.