Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in Indianapolis

Bill Burke

As each window faces different directions, you will need a covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Depending on the time of day, your windows will face direct sunlight which can heat up the room. Alternately, a window may struggle with blinding sun glare.

With both glare and heat loss being issues for different window facings, is there one window treatment in Indianapolis that works for every window?

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

Plantation shutters close up 

When you have windows that face east or west, you are going to get sun glare from sunrises and sunsets. However, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the rays so the sun glare won’t overpower the room. Every day, you can still get the morning light in the east without being dazed by the sunrise. No wonder plantation shutter are a perfect treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also closes off the evening sun on west facing windows. Because heat and humidity usually swells throughout the day, there might be the additional issue of the mid day sun making everything uncomfortable. You could only feel a few hours of afternoon sun, but the temperature fluctuation might be enough to make your space seem hot and stuffy unless you pick a window treatment that also keeps the hot air on the outside. 

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

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In Indianapolis, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. Therefore, you shouldn’t see any conflicts with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Rather, your windows may actually lose heat, making the room chilly. Windows that face south have the flip-side, and direct sunlight can flow in all day long. This will excessively heat up a room and could make your windows seem like an oven. 

For heat issues, you should put up a window treatment that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow with their solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them one of the most energy-efficient window treatments available. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters have an energy efficient insulation system which makes them 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

What Other Window Coverings Are Suitable For Multiple Window Facings?

In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have options. A sheer cellular or roman shade is a good choice for windows that are set east or west. Their translucent nature will diffuse the glare but let in a soft 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 over dealing with glare. If your windows are under an overhang, you could go with a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or perhaps a product like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two will need a all-purpose window treatment that can direct light and deals with heat. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they are built to be energy efficient and adjustable. During sunrise and sunset, you can angle the louvers so natural light still is present, but the harsher rays won’t fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters address your window facing headaches, they also enhance many decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Fix Your Window Facing Problems With Polywood Shutters 

If you want the adaptability of plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst has the treatment for you. During a free in-home consultation, we can show you which window treatments work best with your Indianapolis windows -- no matter where they face. Phone us at (877) 786-2877 or fill the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.