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Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Issues in Fort Myers

July 26, 2019

As different windows face different directions, you will want a covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows will face the sun’s UV rays which will make the space feel hot. Alternately, a window may allow in intense sun glare.

With different facings having different issues, is there one window treatment in Fort Myers that works for every window?

Polywood® Shutters Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows Facing East Or West

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When you have windows that face east or west, you are going to get glare during daybreak and sundown. Luckily, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively angle the rays so the sun glare can’t flow straight in. Now, you can appreciate your mornings without having to avoid certain rooms while drinking your coffee. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as a perfect window treatment for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters will also obscure the evening sun on west facing windows. Because the afternoon typically has higher temps than the morning, there might be the added issue of the late day sun making everything uncomfortable. Even if your windows only catch a few hours of after 3 pm heat the temperature shift may be enough to make your space seem hot and stuffy unless you pick a window covering that also keeps the hot air on the outside. 

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

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In Fort Myers, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t see any problems with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Rather, the main problem is heat loss. South-facing windows have the flip-side, and direct sunlight may come in all day long. This can excessively warm up a room and may even make your windows seem like an oven. 

For temperature issues, you should get a window covering that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters block air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, creating the most energy-efficient window covering available. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters have an energy efficient insulation system which makes them 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

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

In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have a larger selection of treatments. A sheer cellular or roman shade is a good choice for windows that look east or west. Their translucent nature will diffuse the glare but let in a hint of light that brightens the room. 

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When you have north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency over dealing with glare. If temperature is seen as a small problem, you may want to look at a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or even a product like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two might need a more versatile treatment that will deal with glare and deals with heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they are energy efficient and adjustable. During times when glare is at its peak, you can adjust the louvers so natural light still peeks through, but the direct rays won’t become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters address your window facing problems, they also blend in with several decor styles. 

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

If you need the adaptability of Polywood shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst has the treatment for you. During a complimentary in-home consultation, we will show you which window coverings go best with your Fort Myers windows -- no matter where they face. Phone us at 239-208-6577 or complete the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.

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