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Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in Miami

July 26, 2019

No matter if your windows face north or west, you will want to use a window treatment that can stand against both sun glare and heat loss. Depending on the time of day, your windows can be affected by UV rays from the sun which makes the room stuffy and hot. Alternately, a window may have difficulty with intense sun glare.

As each window facing handles sun glare and heat loss differently, is there a window covering in Miami 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 your windows face east or west, you are going to get problems from sunrises and sunsets. However, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the direct light so the sun glare won’t hit you straight in the eye. Every day, you can still get light of the morning in the east while avoiding being dazed by the sunrise. This positions plantation shutters as the best window treatment for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also closes off sunsets on those westward windows. Because the afternoon can be warmer than the morning, you may also have the added problem of the late day sun heating up your space. Even if your windows only catch a few hours of after 3 pm warmth the temperature fluctuation is enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you pick a window covering that also blocks heat. 

Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows Facing North Or South:

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In Miami, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than any other direction. Therefore, you shouldn’t get any problems with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Rather, your windows may even leak out heat, making the room chilly. Southern windows have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight can flow in from sunup to sundown. Direct sunlight will excessively warm up your home and could make your windows seem like an oven. 

For heat issues, try using an energy efficient window covering. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow with their solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them the most energy-efficient window covering on the market. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters have an energy efficient insulation system that is 70% more efficient than real wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

What Other Window Treatments Are Suitable For Different Window Facings?

If you have a room with windows that only face 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 hint of light that enlivens the room. 

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But with north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency instead of glare. If temperature is seen as a small problem, you might try a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or even something eco-friendly like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two will need a multi-use treatment that can block direct harsh sunlight and is energy efficient. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they outdo other treatments in so many areas. During sunrise and sunset, you can adjust the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the direct rays won’t raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing issues, they also fit in beautifully with several decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Assist You No Matter Which Direction Your Windows Face 

If you want the versatility of plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst has the treatment for you. When we come during our free in-home consultation, we will show you which window coverings work best with your Miami windows -- no matter where they face. Just call 305-520-7515 or fill the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.

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