When The Cleveland Weather Cools Down - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Nate Gromen This time of year, the weather sees a drop in temperatures in Cleveland. And when the first energy bill of the season arrives, it’s time to find ways to decrease it. Insulating your windows goes a long way toward saving 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 hardware stores in the Cleveland area. They include 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 reduces heat loss from drafts. But more and more homeowners find shrinkable window film a hassle when there’s a number of 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, such as Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a better solution. Polywood Shutters Made from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the Cleveland area. They insulate 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°. The weather stripping, the shutter frame, and the louver material combine to make Polywood shutters the best choice for insulating your house. Solar Gard Window Film Apply Solar Gard window film to glass windows year round. It doesn’t change your window’s look, which is not the case with insulating kits. And the thing people love about Solar Gard is the ability 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 blocks 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 Get Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Cleveland, Ohio Easy! Our experts will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your residence so you can choose the colors, the louver size, and the frame style you want. And we measure your windows to make sure your new shutters seal off for complete insulation while looking elegant. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is offered in your region. Call 440-561-6787 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!