Polywood Shutters Solve All Window Facing Issues in Nashville

Stefano Diotaiuti

No matter if your windows face north or west, you will need a window covering that can tackle both sun glare and heat loss. Some time during the day, your windows can be affected by the sun’s UV rays which can heat up the room. Other times, a window may allow in blinding sun glare.

With each facing having separate issues, is there a single window covering in Nashville that is best for a room?

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

Plantation shutters close up 

When you have windows that face east or west, you will experience glare during daybreak and sundown. Luckily, by using Polywood plantation shutters, you can tilt the louvers and block the direct light so the sun glare won’t overpower the room. Now, you can savor your mornings without having to squint while you plan your day. No wonder plantation shutter are the best window covering for bedrooms that face east.    

Your Polywood plantation shutters can also closes off sunsets on those westward windows. Because the day usually seems warmer as it goes on, there might be the other issue of the late day sun making everything uncomfortable. You could only feel a few hours of direct sunlight, but the temperature fluctuation might be enough to make your rooms seem hot and stuffy unless you use a window covering that also blocks heat. 

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

White plantation shutters in sitting area 

In Nashville, windows that face north get less direct sunlight than any other direction. Then, you shouldn’t get any problems with sun glare or collecting heat. Rather, you’ll discover that the problem with windows that face north is the amount of heat loss. Windows that face south have the flip-side, and direct sunlight may come in from sunup to sundown. This can greatly warm up the space and could make your windows hot to the touch. 

For these types of problems, try using an energy efficient window treatment. Polywood plantation shutters block air flow with their solid faux wood louvers and weather stripping, creating the most energy-efficient window covering on the market. In fact, our Polywood shutters use 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 Work As Well As Polywood Shutters?

In your rooms with windows that only look one direction, you have a larger selection of treatments. A sheer cellular or roman shade might be what you need for windows that face east or west. Sheer shades will diffuse the glare but will still give ambient light that brightens the room. 

White plantation shutters in dining room 

With north- or south-facing windows, you should prioritize energy efficiency instead of glare. If you haven’t seen that the space gets stuffy from your windows, you could go with a wood plantation shutter, like our Ovation® shutters, or you can try something like our reclaimed wood shutters

Rooms with a corner wall or two might need a multi-use treatment that can block direct harsh sunlight and block heat. This is where our Polywood plantation shutters are ideal because the thick louvers can deflect sunlight and keep out the heat. During sunrise and sunset, you can direct sunlight so natural light still is present, but the blinding rays won’t raise the temperature in the space. And while plantation shutters can help solve facing issues, they also fit in beautifully with many decor styles. 

Sunburst Can Assist You No Matter Which Direction Your Windows Face 

If you want the adaptability of plantation shutters or the simplicity of cellular shades, Sunburst is happy to help. When we come during our no-cost in-home consultation, we can show you which window coverings look great and work well with your Nashville windows -- no matter what direction they face. Phone us at (877) 786-2877 or complete the form below and we’ll schedule your in-home consultation.