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Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Problems in Las Vegas

July 26, 2019

Each window in your house 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 the sun’s UV rays which can heat up the room. Alternately, a window may allow in overpowering 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 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 glare from sunrises and sunsets. Luckily, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the rays so the sun glare won’t flow straight in. Now, you can enjoy your mornings without having to avoid certain rooms while you plan your day. This positions plantation shutters as a perfect window treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also obscure sunsets on west facing windows. Because the afternoon is usually hotter than the morning, you may also have the added trouble of the afternoon sun heating up your space. You might only feel a few hours of afternoon sun, but the temperature change might be enough to make your rooms seem stale and uncomfortable unless you have a window covering that also keeps the hot air on the outside. 

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

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In Las Vegas, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t get any problems with sun glare or collecting heat. Instead, your windows may actually leak out heat, making the room chilly. South-facing windows have the flip-side, and direct sunlight will shine in all day long. This can drastically warm up the space and might make your windows hot to the touch. 

For heat problems, the practical window covering is one that gives you energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters block air flow with their solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them the most energy-efficient window treatments available. 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 Alternative 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 are set east or west. Their translucent nature will block the glare but let in ambient light that perks up the room. 

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With north- or south-facing windows, you need to worry about energy efficiency instead of 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 a product like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two might need a more versatile window treatment that can block direct harsh sunlight and deals with heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they are built to be energy efficient and adjustable. When the sun rises and sets, you can angle the louvers so natural light still is present, but the harsher rays won’t raise the temperature in the space. 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 free in-home consultation, we will show you which window coverings work best with your Las Vegas windows -- no matter where they face. Contact us at 702-850-6619 or fill the form below to book your in-home consultation.

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