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When The St. George Weather Cools Down - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

Every year around this time, the weather cools down in St. George. And when you get the first utility statement of the season, you’ll want some tips on how to lessen it. Insulating your windows contributes to your energy savings during the cooler temperatures of winter.

Explore these three ways you can insulate your windows in preparation for the colder weather in St. George, UT.

Traditional Sealing Kits

Weatherproofing kits are available in hardware stores in the St. George area. They come with step-by-step information on where to stick the tape, the amount of film to cut, and the best way to shrink the film. This cuts down on heat loss from drafts.

Yet some homeowners look for alternatives to weatherproofing kits when there’s numerous windows to cover. And when you insulate a window with shrink film, it means the window is closed until the weather warms up. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, including Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a better solution.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Closed Tightly To Insulate The Windows For The St. George Winter

Constructed from a wood polymer, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the St. George area. They block the effects of the weather 70% better than a similar wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood decreases airflow by up to 45% and blocks 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 preferred option for insulating your windows.

Solar Gard Window Film

You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to the window pane through every season. It has no impact on your window’s appearance like an insulating kit does. And the best part of Solar Gard is the option to open the window whenever you wish because the film is limited to the glass area, and not the frame.

Solar Gard is especially helpful during St. George’s colder months because it reduces heat transfer through the glass. This way, the cooler air remains out and the heat of the room stays...well...in the room.

How To Order Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In St. George, UT

Easy! Our experts will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your residence so you can choose the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size you desire. And we measure your windows to ensure your new shutters shut for total insulation while looking charming. We’ll also show you samples of Solar Gard window film, if the product is carried in your city.

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