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Insulating Shutters Protect Cleveland Homes Year-Round

November 07, 2016
The seasons are shifting in Cleveland, which signals that it’s time to work on those seasonal projects that you’ve had planned. In addition to doing cleanup and basic fixes around your house, now’s the time to think about how the different season might have an effect on your house in different ways, and what you can do to get your home ready for those changes.

Whether you’re winterizing or spring cleaning, the part of your home where the changing weather may have the greatest effect is at your windows. Because they’re the main ways through which light and heat pass into your home, managing that airflow with interior plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can help you all year long.

How Your Home Is Affected By Weather

If it’s time to start prepping for cooler weather, some of the best home maintenance projects have the same goal: helping your thermostat. Colder weather makes almost every part of your home work more, from your heating systems to the pipes in your house, and you can ease their burden and your utility bills in multiple ways.

There are some easy jobs you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency, like installing weatherstripping and replacing your furnace filters. But unless you attend to your windows, you’ll be skipping over the largest source of energy transfer in your house.

Common Window Insulators for Cool Weather

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Every year it’s common to see home improvement stores near Cleveland advertising the same winterizing products on the shelves: DIY insulators, draft blockers, plastic window wrap, and beyond. While these products are certainly better than nothing, they have a number of disadvantages. First, they’re temporary - meaning it’s an annual chore to purchase them, place them in your home, and take them down when the temperature changes again.

Since they’re designed to be taken down after some time, this brings the second downside: they tend to be fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them not terribly efficient. With simply tape or another adhesive holding them in place, all it takes is a small nudge or a humid day to dislodge them. And keep in mind, these temporary treatments tend to look tacky or shoddy, and nobody needs that in their home.

That takes us to the alternative: a window covering which is lasting, stunning, resilient, and offers the insulating properties that the temporary products can’t. That alternative is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Cleveland’s Best Insulating Window Treatment

There’s no more effective way to reduce energy transfer through your windows than with Polywood plantation shutters. Polywood is the best weatherproofing material, able to block nearly 30° of temperature and 45% of heat transfer. Moreover, Polywood is 100% moisture-proof, so it won’t suffer like those temporary products will if they encounter humidity.

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In addition unlike other common winterizing products, plantation shutters carry an elegant, lasting look that you’ll be proud to flaunt, no matter the weather. The shutters also give you total control with easily adjustable louvers, so as the weather shifts day to day, so can your degree of insulation.

Choose A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Cleveland

Ready to meet the new season head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters Cleveland is ready with the assist. Arrange free design consultation with a Sunburst pro by calling 440-561-6787 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this season the coziest your home has ever had.