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When The Clearwater Weather Cools Down - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

Every year around this time, the weather gets colder in Clearwater. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, it’s time to find ways to reduce it. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy during the cooler temperatures of winter.

Explore these three ways you can insulate your windows in preparation for the colder weather in Clearwater Florida.

Traditional Sealing Kits

Weatherproofing kits are available in grocery stores in the Clearwater area. Store-bought sealing kits contain a guide on how much of the film to cut, where to stick the tape, and how to shrink the film with a hairdryer. This decreases drafts and heat loss.

However more and more homeowners find shrinkable window film a hassle when they have numerous windows to weatherproof. And when you apply shrink film to a window, this seals off any access to the window until spring. If these are challenges for you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a better solution.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Closed All The Way To Insulate The Windows For The Clearwater Winter

Crafted from synthetic wood, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment available in the Clearwater area. They shield against external conditions 70% better than a similar wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood decreases airflow by up to 45% and reduces the effects of temperature by 30°.

Infrared Picture Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

The shutter frame, the louver material, and the weather stripping make Polywood shutters the preferred option for insulating your house.

Solar Gard Window Film

Apply Solar Gard window film to your windows all year. It has no impact on the look of your window like an insulating kit does. And the best part of Solar Gard is that you can open the window any time you want since the film doesn’t cover the edges.

Solar Gard is especially convenient during Clearwater’s colder months because it decreases heat transfer through the glass. This way, the cooler air doesn’t enter and the warmer temperature of the room doesn’t leave.

How To Order Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Clearwater Florida

Easy! Our experts will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your home so you can choose the louver size, the frame style, and the colors you desire. And we note the length and width of your windows to make sure your new shutters seal off for maximum insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is offered in your region.

Call 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!