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Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in Indianapolis

July 26, 2019

As different windows face different directions, you will want a covering that can tackle 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.

With both sun glare and heat loss being issues for different window facings, is there one window treatment in Indianapolis that is best for a room?

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

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When you have windows that face east or west, you will get sun glare during daybreak and sundown. Luckily, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the rays so the sun glare doesn’t flow straight in. Now, you can savor your mornings without having to squint while drinking your coffee. 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 the day usually gets hotter as it gets later, there might be the added problem of the mid day sun making everything uncomfortable. Even if your windows only see a few hours of late day warmth the temperature shift 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 Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows Facing North Or South:

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In Indianapolis, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. Therefore, you shouldn’t have any conflicts with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Rather, you’ll find that the issue with north-facing windows is the heat loss. Windows that face south have the flip-side, and direct sunlight may come in all day long. Constant sun will excessively heat up a room and may even make your windows seem like an oven. 

For heat issues, try using an energy efficient window treatment. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them one of the most energy-efficient window treatments on the market. 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.

Is There Any Alternative Window Covering That Will Work For All Your Windows?

In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have a larger selection of treatments. A sheer cellular or roman shade is a good choice for windows that face east or west. Their translucent nature will diffuse the glare but let in a soft light that enlivens the room. 

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When you have north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency over dealing with glare. If heat is only a minor issue, you could go with a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or even 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 will deal with glare and deals with heat. Of course, our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because they are built to be energy efficient and adjustable. When the sun rises and sets, you can direct sunlight so natural light still is present, but the harsher rays won’t fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing headaches, they also fit in beautifully with most decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Help You No Matter Which Way Your Windows Face 

If you want the adaptability of Polywood shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst has the treatment for you. At our no-cost in-home consultation, we can show you which window treatments go best with your Indianapolis windows -- no matter where they face. Phone us at 317-558-9066 or fill the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.

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