Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in Oklahoma City

Tyler Jorgensen

Every window in your rooms have a directional facing, and you will want a window treatment that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows may collect direct sunlight which makes the room stuffy and hot. Also, depending on the hour, a window may have difficulty with intense sun glare.

With each window direction having different issues, is there one window covering in Oklahoma City that that handles each problem equally well?

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

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When you have windows that face east or west, you will experience problems at dawn and dusk. Luckily, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the rays so the sun glare won’t overpower the room. In the morning, you can still experience light of the morning in the east without being blinded by the sunrise. No wonder plantation shutter are a perfect treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also closes off sunsets on windows facing west. Because the afternoon is usually hotter than the morning, there might be the other trouble of the mid day sun heating up your space. You might only see a few hours of intense UV rays, but the temperature shift may be enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you have a window treatment that also blocks heat. 

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

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In Oklahoma City, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t have any issues with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Rather, the prominent issue is heat loss. Windows that face south have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight may come in all day long. This can greatly warm up your home and may even make your windows hot to the touch. 

For these types of problems, you should use a window covering that is energy efficient. Polywood plantation shutters hinder air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, making them one of the most energy-efficient window covering that you can get. Compare to other treatments, our Polywood shutters employ an energy efficient insulation system that is 70% more efficient than real wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Do Other Window Treatments Handle Problems As Well As Polywood Shutters?

In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have options. A sheer cellular or roman shade might be what you need for windows that face east or west. Sheer shades will stop the glare but will still give a soft light that enlivens 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 heat is seen as a small problem, you could go with a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or even something like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two will need a all-purpose treatment that can block direct harsh sunlight and is energy efficient. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters are ideal because the thick louvers can direct UV rays and keep out the heat. During times when glare is at its peak, you can adjust the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the direct rays won’t become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing headaches, they also enhance most decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Fix Your Window Facing Problems With Polywood Shutters 

If you need the versatility of faux wood plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. At our free in-home consultation, we will show you which window treatments work best with your Oklahoma City windows -- no matter where they face. Just call (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.