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Insulating Shutters Protect St. George Homes Year-Round

November 07, 2016
The seasons are beginning to change in St. George, which means it’s time to start on those seasonal projects that you’ve been thinking about. In addition to cleaning and basic fixes around your home, now’s the perfect time to think about how the changing season may have an effect on your house in other ways, and how you can prepare your house for those changes.

From winterizing to spring cleaning, the part of your home where the changing weather could have the biggest impact is at your windows. Since they’re the primary ways through which light and heat come through your house, controlling that flow with insulating plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can help you all year long.

How Changing Weather Affects Your Home

If it’s time to start getting ready for colder weather, some of the best home improvement projects have one goal in common: helping your thermostat. Colder weather makes nearly every part of your house work harder, from your heating and air conditioning systems to the plumbing, and you can lower the stress put on them as well as your utility bills in a number of ways.

There are some simple jobs you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency, including changing your furnace filters and adding weatherstripping. But if you don’t confront your windows, you’ll be leaving out the largest source of heat loss in your home.

Common Window Insulators for Fall and Winter

St. George plantation shutters in entertainment room 

Around this time every year it’s common to see stores around St. George advertising the same winterizing items in their shops: plastic window wrap, DIY insulation, draft blockers, and so on. While these products are definitely more effective than nothing, they have a number of downsides. For one, they’re short-term - meaning it’s a yearly chore to purchase them, place them in your home, and take them down once the temperature changes again.

Because they’re supposed to be taken down after some time, this brings the second drawback: they’re usually fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them somewhat inefficient. With simply tape or another adhesive holding them in place, all that’s needed is a tiny nudge or a humid day to bring them down. And keep in mind, these temporary treatments tend to look tacky or cheap, and nobody needs that in their home.

That brings us to the alternative: a window treatment which is lasting, beautiful, incredibly durable, and gives your home the insulation that the temporary products could only dream about. That window treatment is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: St. George’s Most Effective Insulating Window Treatment

There isn’t a better way to block energy transfer through your windows than by installing Polywood plantation shutters. With thermal protection that blocks nearly 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer, these shutters are the best weatherproofing window treatments. What’s more, Polywood is 100% moisture-proof, which means it won’t suffer the same way those temporary window insulators will when they encounter humidity.

St. George plantation shutter airflow diagram 

And unlike other common winterizing products, plantation shutters carry an elegant, lasting look that you’ll be eager to flaunt, no matter the season. They also give you total control with easily adjustable louvers, so as the climate shifts day to day, so can your level of insulation.

Get A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, St. George

If you’re ready to meet the new season head-on Sunburst Shutters St. George is here to help. Set up free design consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 435-485-9332 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this season the coziest your house has ever had.