Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Issues in Fort Myers

Charlie Cole and Brady Parker

It doesn’t matter if your windows face north, east, south or west, you will need a covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows may collect direct sunlight which will make the space feel hot. Alternately, a window may allow in intense sun glare.

With each facing having unique issues, is there one window covering in Fort Myers that works for every window?

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

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When you have windows that face east or west, you will get sun glare from sunrises and sunsets. However, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the rays so the sun glare can’t flow straight in. When you wake up, you can still enjoy the morning light in the east while avoiding being blinded by the sunrise. 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 heat and humidity usually accumulates throughout the day, there might be the additional problem of the late day sun making everything uncomfortable. You may only see a few hours of afternoon sun, but 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 Are Better Than Other Treatments For Windows That Are Situated North Or South:

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

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, you’ll realize that the problem with north-facing windows is the amount of 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 could make your windows seem like an oven. 

For temperature issues, the perfect window covering is one that is built for energy efficiency. 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 use 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 Every Window?

In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have options. 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 will still give a hint of light that brightens the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

When you have north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency over dealing with glare. If your windows are in a shady spot, 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 multi-use treatment that will deal with glare and deals with heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because the solid louvers are able to deflect UV rays and keep cool air in. During times when glare is at its peak, you can adjust the louvers so natural light still peeks through, but the harsher rays won’t become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing issues, 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 plantation 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 (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.