When closed, shutters become the next best barrier against Clearwater’s wind and variable temperatures – after your windows. Other window treatments such as blinds, shades, and draperies block most of the temperature from outside, not all. And, when you need a quality-made window treatment that gives you a comfortable spot by the window, Polywood® shutters are the preferred choice.
Polywood shutters are crafted from a synthetic polymer. Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than an equivalent traditional wood shutter. As a matter of fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow and diminishes heat transfer by 45.96%. This results in energy savings for you – and total room temperature control.
Your home’s heating and cooling system will work faster now that you’ve insulated against the impact from the outside weather. When you want to bring in some of the effects of the external elements, just move the louvers and adjust them to how you’d like them. You can get even more window treatment temperature control by closing your shutters properly.
How to Close Your Shutters for Maximum Temperature Control
Two parts of your shutters ought to be closed to seal off external temperature: the panels and the louvers.
To close your Polywood shutter panels properly, swing them toward the window. As you push the panels into the shutter frame, check that the pieces of weatherstripping interlock along the vertical ends of your shutters.
To close your louvers properly, push the tilt rod toward the louvers, checking that the top of the tilt rod fits into the "mouse hole," which is above the top louver. The best way to do that is to run your hand up the tilt rod, pushing in as you go. This is particularly true for taller shutters: sometimes a little push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and can leave gaps at the top.