Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Problems in Salt Lake City

Matt Thelander

Each window in your rooms have a directional facing, and you will want a covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Depending on the time of day, your windows will face direct sunlight 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 separately, is there a window covering in Salt Lake City that works for every window?

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

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When your windows face east or west, you will get glare at dawn and dusk. Fortunately, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the direct light so the sun glare can’t overpower the room. Now, you can enjoy your mornings without needing to avoid certain rooms while drinking your coffee. This positions plantation shutters as the best window treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters should also closes off sunsets on those westward windows. Because the day usually seems warmer as it goes on, there might be the additional problem of the mid day sun making everything uncomfortable. You may only get a few hours of afternoon sun, but the temperature fluctuation is enough to make your space seem hot and stuffy unless you have a window covering that also blocks heat. 

Polywood® Shutters Work Better Than The Others On Windows That Are Situated North Or South:

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In Salt Lake City, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than east, west or south facing windows. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t have any conflicts with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Instead, you’ll discover that the issue with north-facing windows is the amount of heat loss. Windows that face south have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight can flow in from sunup to sundown. This can greatly heat up a room and might 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 the most energy-efficient window treatments that you can get. In fact, our Polywood shutters use an energy efficient insulation system that is 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

What Other Window Coverings Can Work With Different Window Facings?

In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have options. A sheer cellular or roman shade might be what you need for windows that look east or west. Sheer shades will block the glare but will still give ambient light that enlivens the room. 

White plantation shutters in dining room 

With north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If you don’t feel that the space gets too hot from your windows, 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 may need a multi-use covering that can block direct harsh sunlight and deals with heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because they excel in energy efficiency and directing sunlight. When the sun rises and sets, you can angle the louvers so natural light still peeks through, but the direct rays won’t become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing problems, they also enhance many decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Help You No Matter Which Direction Your Windows Face 

If you want the versatility of faux wood plantation shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. When we come during our complimentary in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments go best with your Salt Lake City windows -- no matter what direction they face. Phone us at (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.