Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in Colorado Springs

Gary Harding

As every window faces different directions, you will want to use a window treatment that can stand against both sun glare and heat loss. Throughout the day, your windows can be affected by UV rays from the sun which will make the space feel hot. Other times, a window may allow in intense sun glare.

With both sun glare and UV rays being problems for separate window facings, is there a single covering in Colorado Springs that that handles each problem equally well?

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

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When your windows face east or west, you will experience problems from sunrises and sunsets. Fortunately, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the rays so the sun glare doesn’t hit you straight in the eye. When you wake up, you can still enjoy the morning light in the east without being overpowered by the sunrise. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as a favorite treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also closes off sunsets on west facing windows. Because the day usually rises in temperature as it gets later, you may also have the added trouble of the mid day sun making everything uncomfortable. While your rooms may only heat up for a little bit, the temperature shift might 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 Your Best Option For Windows Facing North Or South:

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In Colorado Springs, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t see any issues with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Rather, your windows may even lose heat, which makes the room colder. Windows that face south have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight may come in from sunup to sundown. This will drastically warm up the space and may even make your windows seem like an oven. 

For temperature problems, try using an energy efficient window treatment. Polywood plantation shutters block air flow by using solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them one of the most energy-efficient window covering available. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters use an energy efficient insulation system and are 70% more efficient than wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Do Other Window Coverings Work As Well As Polywood Shutters?

If you have a room with windows that only face one direction, you have options. A sheer cellular or roman shade could work wonders for windows that look east or west. Sheer shades will stop the glare but let in ambient light that enlivens the room. 

White plantation shutters in dining room 

When you have north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If your windows don’t get much sun, you might try a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or perhaps something like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two will need a more versatile window treatment that will deal with glare and is energy efficient. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are the perfect covering because they are energy efficient and adjustable. When the sun rises and sets, you can direct sunlight so natural light still peeks through, but the direct rays can’t fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing headaches, they also blend in with most decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Fix Your Window Facing Issues With Polywood Shutters 

If you want the adaptability of faux wood plantation shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst has the treatment for you. When we come during our complimentary in-home consultation, we can show you which window treatments work best with your Colorado Springs windows -- no matter what direction they face. Just call (877) 786-2877 or fill the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.