Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Issues in Jacksonville07/26/2019Kevin McCormack As every window faces different directions, you will need a window covering that can stand against both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows may collect direct sunlight which can heat up the room. Other times, a window may have difficulty with overpowering sun glare. As each window facing deals with sun glare and heat loss differently, is there a single window treatment in Jacksonville that is best for a room? Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows Facing East Or West When your windows 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 won’t overpower the room. Now, you can appreciate your mornings without needing to block the sun with your hand during the sunrise. This positions plantation shutters as a perfect window covering for bedrooms with east-facing windows. Your Polywood plantation shutters can also block the setting sun on west facing windows. Because heat and humidity usually swells throughout the day, you could have the added trouble of the afternoon sun making everything uncomfortable. While your rooms may only heat up for a little bit, the temperature change might be enough to make your space seem hot and stuffy unless you use a window treatment that also is energy efficient. Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows That Are Situated North Or South: In Jacksonville, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t have any problems with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Instead, you’ll find 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 all day long. Direct sunlight can excessively warm up a room and might make your windows seem like an oven. For these types of issues, you should use 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 on the market. 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? For rooms with windows that face in one direction, you have options. A sheer cellular or roman shade could work wonders for windows that face east or west. Their translucent nature will diffuse the glare but let in a hint of light that brightens the room. When you have north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency over dealing with glare. If your windows are in a shady spot, you might try 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 is energy efficient. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because they are 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 address your window facing problems, they also blend in with most decor styles. Sunburst Can Help You No Matter Which Way Your Windows Face If you need the adaptability of plantation shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. At our free in-home consultation, we will show you which window coverings look great and work well with your Jacksonville windows -- no matter where they face. Just call (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.