Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Headaches in Honolulu

Darren Wong

It doesn’t matter if your windows face a certain direction, you will want a window covering 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. Alternately, a window may allow in overpowering sun glare.

As each window direction is affected by sun glare and heat loss differently, is there a covering in Honolulu that works for every window?

Polywood® Shutters Are Your Best Option For Windows That Are Situated East Or West

Plantation shutters close up 

When windows face east or west, you are going to get problems from sunrises and sunsets. Luckily, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the direct light so the sun glare won’t overpower the room. Now, you can appreciate your mornings without needing to block the sun with your hand during the sunrise. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as a perfect window treatment for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also block the evening sun on those westward windows. Because heat and humidity usually accumulates throughout the day, you may also have the added trouble of the mid day sun making everything uncomfortable. While your rooms may only be heated up for a few hours, the temperature fluctuation is enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you pick a window treatment that also blocks heat. 

Polywood® Shutters Work Better Than The Others On Windows Facing North Or South:

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In Honolulu, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. Then, you shouldn’t see any issues with sun glare or with the space becoming too hot. Instead, your windows may even leak out heat, making the room colder. Windows that face south have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight can flow in from sunup to sundown. This can excessively heat up a room and could make your windows too hot to touch. 

For heat problems, the perfect window treatment is something that is built for energy efficiency. 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 treatments that you can get. In fact, our Polywood shutters have an energy efficient insulation system and are 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

What Other Window Treatments Can Work With Multiple Window 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 diffuse the glare but will still give a hint of light that brightens the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

With north- or south-facing windows, you will care more about energy efficiency over dealing with glare. If your windows are in a shady spot, you may want to look at a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or you can try something like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two might need a multi-use window treatment that can direct light and block 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 adjust the louvers so natural light still fills the room, but the blinding rays won’t raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters address your window facing problems, they also fit in beautifully with several decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Assist You No Matter Which Way Your Windows Face 

If you want the versatility of Polywood shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst can help. During a free in-home consultation, we can show you which window treatments look great and work well with your Honolulu windows -- no matter where they face. Phone us at (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.