Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in Miami

David White

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

As each window facing handles sun glare and heat loss in a different manner, is there a window covering in Miami that is best for a room?

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

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When you have windows that face east or west, you are going to get problems during daybreak and sundown. However, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the direct light so the sun glare doesn’t hit you straight in the eye. Every day, you can still enjoy light of the morning in the east while avoiding being dazed by the sunrise. This positions plantation shutters as a favorite window covering 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 additional issue of the afternoon sun heating up your space. Even if your windows only get a few hours of after 3 pm warmth the temperature shift may be enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you pick a window covering that also is energy efficient. 

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

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In Miami, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than any other direction. Therefore, you shouldn’t get any problems with sun glare or stuffiness. 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, you should put up a window covering that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them the most energy-efficient window covering on the market. In fact, our Polywood shutters have an energy efficient insulation system that is 70% more efficient than wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

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

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. Their translucent nature will diffuse the glare but will still give a hint of light that brightens the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

But with north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency over dealing with glare. If you haven’t seen that the space gets stuffy from your windows, 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 may need a more versatile window treatment that can block direct harsh sunlight and block heat. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they are both energy efficient and adjustable. When the sun rises and sets, you can adjust the louvers so natural light still peeks through, but the direct rays won’t raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing problems, they also fit in beautifully with several decor styles. 

Sunburst Has The Window Treatments That Will Answer Your Window Facing Issues 

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 no-cost in-home consultation, we will show you which window coverings go best with your Miami windows -- no matter where they face. Just call (877) 786-2877 or fill the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.