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

November 18, 2015

This time of year, the weather sees a drop in temperatures in Philadelphia. And when you get the first utility statement of the season, you’ll be looking for ways to decrease it. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy throughout the this season’s colder climate.

Discover these three ways to insulate your windows against the cooling temperatures in Philadelphia, PA.

Traditional Sealing Kits

Weatherproofing kits are a familiar sight in grocery stores in the Philadelphia area. These sealing kits contain step-by-step information on where to place the tape, the length of film to cut, and how to shrink the film with a blowdryer. This cuts down on drafts and heat loss.

Yet more and more homeowners shy away from this method when they have a number of windows to weatherproof. And when you insulate a window with shrink film, it means the window is closed until the spring season. If these things concern you, insulating window treatments, including Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a a more favorable option.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Completely Closed To Insulate The Windows For The Philadelphia Winter

Constructed from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment available in the Philadelphia area. They shield against external conditions 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and reduces the effects of temperature by 30°.

Test Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

The louver material, the shutter frame, and the weather stripping combine to make Polywood shutters the preferred choice for insulating your windows.

Solar Gard Window Film

You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to glass windows year round. It does not affect your window’s appearance, unlike insulating kits. And the best part of Solar Gard is the option to open the window at any time. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame.

Solar Gard is particularly helpful during Philadelphia’s colder months because it decreases heat transfer through the window’s glass. Now the cooler air stays out and the warmer temperature of the room doesn’t leave.

How To Buy Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Philadelphia, PA

It starts with our professionals bringing samples of Polywood shutters to your residence so you can pick the colors, the louver size, and the frame style that fits your style. And we measure your windows to ensure your new shutters close for complete insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also present you with samples of Solar Gard, if the product is available in your city.

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