Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Issues in New York City

Darren Zuckerman

As every window faces different directions, you will want a window covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows will face direct sunlight which will make the space feel hot. Alternately, a window may have difficulty with overpowering sun glare.

With each window direction having different complications, is there a covering in New York City that works for every window?

Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For 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. However, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the rays so the sun glare can’t overpower the room. Now, you can savor your mornings without needing to squint during the sunrise. No wonder plantation shutter are the best window treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters should also obscure the evening sun on those westward windows. Because heat and humidity usually accumulates throughout the day, you may also have the added issue of the mid day sun making everything uncomfortable. Even if your windows only catch a few hours of late day sun the temperature change may be enough to make your rooms seem stale and uncomfortable unless you use a window covering that also blocks heat. 

Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows That Are Situated North Or South:

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In New York City, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. Therefore, you shouldn’t get any problems with sun glare or collecting heat. Instead, you’ll realize that the trouble with windows that face north is the heat loss. Windows that face south have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight can flow in all day long. Direct sunlight will excessively heat up the space and might make your windows too hot to touch. 

For heat issues, try using an energy efficient window treatment. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow with their solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, which makes 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 which makes them 70% more efficient than wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Do Other Window Coverings Perform As Well As Polywood Shutters?

For rooms with windows that face in one direction, you have a larger selection of treatments. A sheer cellular or roman shade could work wonders for windows that face east or west. Their translucent nature will stop the glare but allows ambient light that brightens the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

But with north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency first, and then worry about glare. If your windows are under an overhang, you may want to look at a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or even a product like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two might need a multi-use covering that will deal with glare and is energy efficient. In this instance, our Polywood plantation shutters are ideal because they are energy efficient and adjustable. When the sun rises and sets, you can angle the louvers so natural light still peeks through, but the direct rays can’t fully heat up the room. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing problems, they also fit in beautifully with many decor styles. 

Sunburst Has The Polywood Shutters That Will Fix Your Window Facing Issues 

If you need the adaptability of Polywood shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. When we come during our no-cost in-home consultation, we can show you which window treatments look great and work well with your New York City windows -- no matter where they face. Contact us at (877) 786-2877 or fill the form below to book your in-home consultation.