Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in Las Vegas

Darik Neilson

Each window in your home has a directional facing, and you will want to use a window covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Throughout the day, your windows will face direct sunlight which makes the room stuffy and hot. Other times, a window may allow in blinding sun glare.

With both sun glare and heat loss being annoyances for different window facings, is there a covering in Las Vegas that that handles each problem equally well?

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

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When your windows face east or west, you are going to get glare during daybreak and sundown. However, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the rays so the sun glare doesn’t flow straight in. Now, you can appreciate your mornings without having to avoid certain rooms while you plan your day. No wonder plantation shutter are a perfect window treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also block sunsets on west facing windows. Because the day usually seems warmer as it goes on, you could have the additional trouble of the afternoon sun heating up your space. Even if your windows only catch a few hours of after 3 pm sun the temperature change might be enough to make your rooms seem stale and uncomfortable unless you use a window covering that also keeps the hot air on the outside. 

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

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In Las Vegas, 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 collecting heat. Instead, you’ll discover that the issue with windows that face north is the amount of heat loss. South-facing windows have the flip-side, and direct sunlight will shine in throughout the day. Constant sun can drastically warm up the space and might make your windows too hot to touch. 

For these types of problems, the practical window covering is one that gives you energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them the most energy-efficient window treatments on the market. In fact, our Polywood shutters employ an energy efficient insulation system and are 70% more efficient than wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Is There Any Other Window Treatment That Will Work For Different 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 face east or west. Their translucent nature will block the glare but let in ambient light that perks up the room. 

White plantation shutters in dining room 

With north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency over dealing with glare. If your windows are under an overhang, you may want to look at a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or you can try something like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two might need a multi-use treatment that can block direct harsh sunlight and deals with heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because the thick louvers can direct light and keep cool air in. During sunrise and sunset, you can direct sunlight so natural light still is present, but the direct rays cannot fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing headaches, they also blend in with several decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Help You No Matter Which Way Your Windows Face 

If you need the versatility of faux wood plantation shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. At our no-cost in-home consultation, we will show you which window coverings go best with your Las Vegas windows -- no matter where they face. Contact us at (877) 786-2877 or fill the form below to book your in-home consultation.