How Window Shutters Allow You to Control Room Temperature When closed, shutters become the next best barrier against Orlando’s wind and variable temperatures – after your windows. Window treatments such as blinds, draperies, and shades block most of the temperature from outside, not all. And, when you need a quality-made window treatment that gives you a comfortable spot next to the window, Polywood® shutters are the optimal choice. We craft Polywood shutters from a synthetic polymer. Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than an equivalent traditional wood shutter. In fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow and reduces heat transfer by 45.96%. This translates into energy savings for your home – and full room temperature control. Your home’s heating and cooling system won’t have to work so hard since you’ve now reduced the impact from the outside weather. If you want to bring in some of the effects of the external elements, simply tilt the louvers and adjust them to a preferred position. You can get even more window treatment temperature control. All you have to do is close your shutters properly. How to Close Your Shutters for Maximum Temperature Control Two parts of your shutters ought to be closed to seal off outdoor 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 properly close your louvers, push the tilt rod toward the louvers, checking that the top of the tilt rod will fit into the "mouse hole," which is above the top louver. It is best to run your hand up the tilt rod, pushing in as you go. This is especially true for taller shutters. Sometimes a little push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and leaves gaps at the top.