Polywood Shutters Fix All Window Facing Issues in San Jose

Curtis Orton

Each window in your house has a directional facing, and you will need a window covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Throughout the day, your windows will face direct sunlight which will make the space feel hot. Alternately, a window may struggle with intense sun glare.

With both glare and heat loss being annoyances for different window facings, is there one window treatment in San Jose that is best for a room?

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

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When windows face east or west, you are going to get glare from sunrises and sunsets. Luckily, with Polywood plantation shutters, you can effectively 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 getting overpowered by the sunrise. That’s why many people see plantation shutters as the best window covering for bedrooms with east-facing windows.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also obscure sunsets on those westward windows. Because heat and humidity usually swells throughout the day, you may also have the added issue of the mid day sun heating up your space. You may only see a few hours of afternoon sun, but the temperature shift may be enough to make your space seem stale and uncomfortable unless you use a window treatment that also blocks heat. 

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

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In San Jose, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. With north-facing windows, you shouldn’t get any conflicts with sun glare or collecting heat. Instead, you’ll discover that the issue with north-facing windows is the heat loss. Southern windows have the opposite problem, and direct sunlight may come in throughout the day. Direct sunlight will drastically heat up a room and could make your windows hot to the touch. 

For these types of issues, the best window covering is one that gives you energy efficiency. Polywood plantation shutters stop air flow because they use solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, creating one of the most energy-efficient window covering that you can get. In fact, our Polywood shutters employ an energy efficient insulation system and are 70% more efficient than wood shutters and 1600% more efficient than aluminum blinds.

Is There Any Other Window Covering That Will Work For All Your Windows?

If you have a room with windows that only face 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. Sheer shades will block the glare but allows a soft light that enlivens 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 you haven’t seen that the room gets overly warm from your windows, you might try a real wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® line, or perhaps something like our reclaimed wood shutters

Spaces that have windows on a corner wall or two may need a all-purpose 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 times when glare is at its peak, you can direct sunlight so natural light still peeks through, but the direct rays won’t become too warm for your windows. And while plantation shutters will mitigate facing issues, they also blend in with most decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Help You No Matter Which Direction Your Windows Face 

If you want the adaptability of plantation shutters or the sleek elegance of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. When we come during our free in-home consultation, we will show you which window coverings look great and work well with your San Jose windows -- no matter where they face. Just call (877) 786-2877 or fill the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.