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Insulating Shutters Improve Orlando Homes Year-Round

November 07, 2016
The weather is beginning to change in Orlando, which means it’s time to work on those seasonal projects that you’ve been thinking about. In addition to doing cleanup and sprucing up your house, now’s the time to think about how the changing weather can impact your home in different ways, and what you can do to prepare your house for those changes.

From winterizing to spring cleaning, the place where the changing weather may have the biggest impact is at your windows. Since they’re the primary channels through which light and heat come through your home, managing that airflow with interior plantation shutters is a home maintenance project that can benefit you all year long.

How Weather Affects Your Home And Utilities

If you’re prepping for fall or winter, some of the best home maintenance projects have one goal in common: making life easier for your thermostat. Cooler weather makes almost every part of your home work harder, from your heating systems to the plumbing, and you can lower the stress put on them as well as your utility bills in multiple ways.

There are some easy jobs you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, including installing weatherstripping and replacing your furnace filters. But if you don’t confront your windows, you’ll be neglecting the largest source of energy loss in your home.

Common Window Insulators for Fall and Winter

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Around this time every year we see stores around Orlando advertising the same winterization products in their aisles: plastic window wrap, DIY insulation, draft blockers, and so on. Though it’s true that these items are certainly better insulators than nothing, there are some downsides. For one, they’re short-term - meaning it’s an annual chore to buy them, place them in your home, and take them down once the seasons change again.

Because they’re supposed to be taken down after some time, this brings the second downside: they tend to be fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them somewhat inefficient. With only tape or another adhesive holding them in place, all that’s needed is a small bump or a humid day to remove them. And remember, these temporary treatments tend to look tacky or cheap, and nobody needs that.

This takes us to the alternative: a window treatment which is lasting, stunning, resilient, and offers the insulation that those other products can’t. That window treatment is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Orlando’s Best Window Insulator

There isn’t a more effective way to reduce heat transfer through your windows than by choosing Polywood plantation shutters. Polywood is the best weatherproofing material, blocking nearly 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer. Moreover, Polywood is 100% moisture-proof, meaning it doesn’t be affected the same way those temporary window insulators do if confronted with humidity.

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And unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters offer an upscale, lasting style that you’ll be eager to flaunt, no matter the weather. The easily adjustable louvers give you total control, so as the weather shifts each day, so can your degree of insulation.

Pick A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Orlando

Ready to meet the new season head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters Orlando is ready with the assist. Set up an in-home design consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 407-630-7011 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this year the easiest your home has ever had.
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