How Window Shutters Help You Control Room Temperature
Closed shutters are the next best barrier against the extreme temperature and wind in Philadelphia, coming right after windows. Other window treatments such as shades, blinds, and draperies block most of the external temperature, but not all. And, when you need a quality-made window treatment that gives you a comfortable seat by the window, Polywood® shutters are the preferred product.
We build 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 up to 30 degrees of airflow and lessens heat transfer by 45.96%. This results in energy savings for your home – and complete room temperature control.
The heating and cooling system in your house will work faster now that you’ve reduced most of the impact from the weather outside. When you want to feel some of the effects of the external elements, simply slant the louvers open and adjust them to how you’d like them. You can get more window treatment temperature control. Simply follow the instructions below to close your shutters properly.
How to Close Your Shutters for Complete Temperature Control
There are two parts of your shutters that 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 move the panels into the shutter frame, check that the pieces of weatherstripping interlock along the vertical ends of your shutters.
To close your louvers properly, push the tilt rod toward the louvers and check that the top of the tilt rod fits 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 also true for taller shutters. Sometimes a little push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and can leave gaps at the top.