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Insulating Shutters Protect Philadelphia Homes All Year Long

November 07, 2016
The seasons are shifting in Philadelphia, which means it’s time for those home improvement projects that you’ve had planned. Aside from doing cleanup and sprucing up your house, now’s the perfect time to think about the ways in which the changing weather can impact your house in other ways, and what you can do to prepare your house for those changes.

No matter what season is around the corner, the spot where the changing weather could have the greatest effect is at your windows. Since they’re the primary channels through which heat and light pass into your home, managing that flow with insulating plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can help you all year long.

How Changing Weather Affects Your Home

If you’re prepping for fall or winter, the most common home maintenance projects have one goal in common: helping your thermostat. Lower temperatures make nearly every part of your home work more, from your heating and air conditioning systems to the pipes in your house, and you can lower the stress put on them as well as your monthly bills in a number of ways.

There are some easy tasks you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency, such as adding weatherstripping and replacing your furnace filters. But unless you confront your windows, you’re skipping over the biggest source of heat loss in your house.

Common Window Insulators for Fall and Winter

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Every year we see stores around Philadelphia start stocking the same winterizing products on the shelves: draft blockers, plastic window wrap, insulation and more. Although these items are certainly better than nothing, they have a number of downsides. For one, they’re not permanent - which means it’s a yearly chore to purchase them, place them in your home, and remove them once the temperature changes again.

Since they’re designed to be removed after some time, this brings the second issue: they’re often fragile and come down easily, making them somewhat inefficient. With just tape or something similar holding them in place, all that’s needed is a tiny nudge or a humid day to bring them down. And remember, these temporary treatments usually look gaudy or shoddy, and nobody wants that.

This brings us to the alternative: a window covering which is permanent, elegant, resilient, and offers the insulation that the aforementioned products can’t. That window treatment is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Philadelphia’s Best Insulating Window Covering

There’s no more efficient way to decrease energy transfer through your windows than by choosing Polywood plantation shutters. Polywood is the ultimate weatherproofing material, able to block nearly 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer. Additionally, Polywood is completely waterproof, so it doesn’t be affected like those temporary products do when they encounter humidity.

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And unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters have an upscale, timeless style that you’ll be eager to show off, no matter the season. The easy to adjust louvers give you complete control, so as the temperature shifts each day, so can your level of insulation.

Pick A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Philadelphia

If you’re ready to meet the changing weather head-on Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia is here with the assist. Schedule a free in-home consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 215-874-4897 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this season the most comfortable your home has ever had.