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Insulating Shutters Protect Clearwater Homes Year-Round

November 07, 2016
The weather is beginning to change in Clearwater, which signals that it’s time to start on those seasonal projects that you’ve had planned. Beyond just doing cleanup and sprucing up your house, now’s a great time to think about how the different weather might impact your house in other ways, and what you can do to get your home ready for those changes.

Whether you’re winterizing or spring cleaning, the place where the changing weather may have the biggest impact is at your windows. Since they’re the main conduits through which light and heat pass into your home, controlling that airflow with interior plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can benefit you year-round.

How Your Home Is Affected By Weather

If it’s time to start getting ready for colder weather, some of the best home maintenance projects have one goal in common: making life easier for your thermostat. Cooler weather makes nearly every part of your home work more, from your heating and air conditioning systems to the plumbing, and you can ease their burden and your utility bills in a number of ways.

There are some simple tasks you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, such as installing weatherstripping and swapping out your furnace filters. But if you don’t attend to your windows, you’re neglecting the biggest source of heat transfer in your house.

Common Window Insulators for Low Temperatures

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Each year we see stores near Clearwater beginning to carry the same winterizing products on the shelves: plastic window wrap, DIY insulation, draft blockers, and so on. While these products are definitely better insulators than nothing, they have some drawbacks. For one, they’re not permanent - so it’s a yearly project to buy them, put them up, and remove them once the temperature changes again.

Because they’re designed to be removed after some time, this brings the next issue: they tend to be fragile and come down easily, making them not terribly efficient. With only tape or something similar keeping them in place, all that’s needed is a tiny nudge or a humid day to dislodge them. And remember, these temporary treatments usually look tacky or cheap, and nobody needs that.

This brings us to the alternative: a window treatment that’s permanent, gorgeous, incredibly durable, and gives your home the insulating properties that the temporary products can’t. That alternative is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Clearwater’s Best Window Insulator

There’s no better way to reduce energy transfer through your windows than by installing Polywood plantation shutters. With thermal protection that is able to block up to 30° of temperature and 45% of heat transfer, these shutters are the best weatherproofing window treatments. Additionally, Polywood is completely moisture-proof, which means it won’t suffer the same way those temporary window insulators will when confronted with humidity.

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And unlike other common winterizing products, plantation shutters carry an upscale, lasting look that you’ll be eager to show off, no matter the weather. The easily adjustable louvers give you complete control, so as the weather changes day to day, so can your degree of insulation.

Pick A Truly Energy Efficient Window Covering, Clearwater

If you’re ready to meet the changing weather head-on Sunburst Shutters Clearwater is here to help. Set up an in-home design consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 813-580-7288 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this year the most comfortable your home has ever had.
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