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When The Cleveland Weather Cools Down - And The Steps You Can Take To Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

This time of year, the weather cools down in Cleveland. And when the first energy bill of the season arrives, you’ll be looking for ways to cut it down. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy in the colder winter months.

Discover these three ways for insulating your windows for the upcoming drop in temperature in Cleveland, Ohio.

Traditional Sealing Kits

Weatherproofing kits are available in grocery stores in the Cleveland area. They include 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 reduces heat loss from drafts.

However more and more homeowners find shrinkable window film a hassle when there’s numerous windows to insulate. And when you apply shrink film to a window, this seals off any access to the window until spring. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a better option.

Polywood Shutters

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

Made from a wood polymer, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the Cleveland area. They shield against external conditions 70% better than a similar wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood reduces airflow by up to 45% and deflects temperature by 30°.

Infrared Picture Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

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

Solar Gard Window Film

Apply Solar Gard window film to glass windows year round. It doesn’t change the look of your window like an insulating kit does. And the thing people love about Solar Gard is the option to open the window whenever you wish. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame.

Solar Gard is especially helpful during Cleveland winters because it reduces heat transfer through the window’s glass. This way, the cooler air doesn’t enter and the heat of the room remains in the room.

How To Order Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Cleveland, Ohio

Simple! Our specialists will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your house so you can choose the colors, the louver size, and the frame style that fits your style. And we record the dimensions of your windows to make sure your new shutters shut for complete insulation while looking charming. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is offered in your city.

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