When The Philadelphia Weather Gets Colder - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Holly Perron Every year around this time, 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 goes a long way toward saving energy throughout the this season’s colder climate. Discover these three ways to insulate your windows in preparation for the colder weather in Philadelphia, PA. Traditional Sealing Kits It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in hardware stores in the Philadelphia area. These sealing kits contain a guide on how much of the film to cut, where to stick the tape, and how to shrink the film with a hairdryer. This cuts down on heat loss and drafts. Yet more and more homeowners find shrinkable window film a hassle when there’s a number of windows to cover. 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 choice. Polywood Shutters Crafted from a wood polymer, 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 decreases airflow by up to 45% and reduces the effects of temperature by 30°. The shutter frame, the louver material, and the weather stripping combine to make Polywood shutters the top choice for insulating your house. Solar Gard Window Film You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to the window pane year round. It does not affect your window’s appearance, unlike insulating kits. And the best part of Solar Gard is the ability to open the window any time you want. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame. Solar Gard is particularly helpful during Philadelphia winters because it decreases heat transfer through the window’s glass. This way, the cooler air remains 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 house so you can select the colors, the louver size, and the frame style you want. And we record the dimensions of 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 carried in your city. Call 215-874-4897 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!