Family room with plantation shutters

Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Problems in Honolulu

July 26, 2019

No matter if your windows face a certain direction, you will need a window treatment that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows may collect the sun’s UV rays which makes the room stuffy and hot. Other times, a window may allow in blinding sun glare.

As each window direction is affected by sun glare and heat loss in a different manner, 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

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When windows face east or west, you will get problems from sunrises and sunsets. However, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can angle the direct light so the sun glare won’t flow straight in. In the morning, you can still enjoy light of the morning in the east while avoiding being blinded by the sunrise. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as a perfect window covering 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 swells throughout the day, you could have the additional trouble of the mid day sun making everything uncomfortable. While your windows may only be heated up for a few hours, the temperature fluctuation may be enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you pick a window covering that also is energy efficient. 

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. Therefore, you shouldn’t have any problems with sun glare or stuffiness. Instead, your windows may actually leak out heat, making the room colder. Windows that face south have the the counter issue, and direct sunlight may come in from sunup to sundown. This can excessively heat up a room and may even make your windows hot to the touch. 

For these types of issues, you should get 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 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 let in a hint of light that brightens the room. 

White plantation shutters in kitchen 

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

Rooms with a corner wall or two might need a more versatile window treatment that will deal with glare and block heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters fit the bill because they are energy efficient and adjustable. During sunrise and sunset, you can adjust the louvers so natural light still peeks through, but the blinding rays won’t raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters address your window facing issues, they also fit in beautifully with several decor styles. 

Sunburst Has The Window Treatments That Will Answer Your Window Facing Problems 

If you want the versatility of Polywood shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. At our no-cost 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 808-797-2004 or complete the form below to schedule your in-home consultation.

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