Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in Fort Lauderdale07/26/2019Danielle Micich Each window in your home has a directional facing, and you will need a window covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Throughout the day, your windows may collect the sun’s UV rays which can heat up the room. Also, depending on the hour, a window may have difficulty with blinding sun glare. As each window facing deals with sun glare and heat loss in a different manner, is there a single window covering in Fort Lauderdale that works for every window? Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows That Face East Or West When you have windows that face east or west, you will get glare from sunrises and sunsets. Fortunately, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the direct light so the sun glare won’t hit you straight in the eye. When the sunrise’s piercing rays are tempered, your mornings will seem easier to handle. No wonder plantation shutter are a perfect window treatment for bedrooms that face east. Your Polywood plantation shutters can also obscure the setting sun on windows facing west. Because heat and humidity usually swells throughout the day, there might be the additional trouble of the afternoon sun making everything uncomfortable. Even if your windows only see a few hours of late day heat the temperature shift is enough to make your rooms seem stale and uncomfortable unless you have a window treatment that also keeps the hot air on the outside. Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows That Face North Or South: In Fort Lauderdale, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t get any issues with sun glare or stuffiness. Instead, you’ll discover that the problem with windows that face north is the amount of heat loss. South-facing windows have the flip-side, and direct sunlight can flow in all day long. Direct sunlight can greatly warm up your home and may even make your windows too hot to touch. For temperature issues, the perfect window covering is one that gives you energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, creating the most energy-efficient window covering on the market. In fact, our Polywood shutters have an energy efficient insulation system and are 70% more efficient than real wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds. Is There Any Other Window Covering That Will Work For Different Facings? In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have many choices. A sheer cellular or roman shade could work wonders for windows that look east or west. Sheer shades will stop the glare but will still give a hint of light that enlivens the room. When you have north- or south-facing windows, you should prioritize energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If heat is only a backburner issue, you could go with a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or perhaps something like our reclaimed wood shutters. Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two might need a multi-use window treatment that will deal with glare and deals with heat. Of course, our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they exceed in so many areas. During times when glare is at its peak, you can angle the louvers so natural light still is present, but the blinding rays cannot become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters address your window facing problems, they also blend in with many decor styles. Sunburst Has The Window Coverings That Will Answer Your Window Facing Issues If you want the adaptability of faux wood plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. At our no-cost in-home consultation, we will show you which window coverings go best with your Fort Lauderdale windows -- no matter what direction they face. Just call (877) 786-2877 or fill the form below to book your in-home consultation.