The Best Custom Shutters, Blinds & Shades!
Proudly Serving all of Connecticut
Family room with plantation shutters

Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in Hartford

July 26, 2019

Every window in your rooms have a directional facing, and you will want a window treatment 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 allow in overpowering sun glare.

With different facings having different problems, is there one covering in Hartford that that handles each problem equally well?

Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows That Are Situated East Or West

Plantation shutters close up 

When your windows face east or west, you will get problems from sunrises and sunsets. Luckily, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the rays so the sun glare can’t overpower the room. Every day, you can still experience the morning light in the east without being overpowered by the sunrise. No wonder plantation shutter are the best window covering for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also block the setting sun on windows facing west. Because the day usually rises in temperature as it progresses, you could have the additional trouble of the late day sun making everything uncomfortable. You might only feel a few hours of intense UV rays, but the temperature change might be enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you pick a window treatment that also blocks heat. 

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

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In Hartford, north-facing windows get less direct sunlight than any other direction. Then, you shouldn’t get any problems with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Rather, your windows may actually leak out heat, which makes the room chilly. Southern windows have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight will shine in from sunup to sundown. This will excessively heat up a room and may even make your windows seem like an oven. 

For heat issues, you will want to put up a window treatment that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them one of 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 hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

What Other Window Treatments Can Adequately Handle Multiple Window Facings?

For rooms with windows that face in one direction, you have many choices. A sheer cellular or roman shade is a good choice for windows that are set east or west. Sheer shades will block the glare but let in a hint of light that enlivens the room. 

White plantation shutters in dining room 

With north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If heat loss is only a minor issue, 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 all-purpose window treatment that can direct light and is energy efficient. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they are energy efficient and adjustable. When the sun rises and sets, you can angle the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the direct rays won’t become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing issues, they also fit in beautifully with several decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Fix Your Window Facing Problems With Polywood Shutters 

If you want the versatility of plantation shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. During a free in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments go best with your Hartford windows -- no matter what direction they face. Phone us at 860-266-5459 or complete the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.