When closed, shutters become the next best barricade against St. George’s wind and extreme temperatures – after your windows. Window treatments such as blinds, draperies, and shades block most of the temperature from outside, not all. And, where a sturdy window treatment means the difference between a cozy seat by the window and one that’s not, Polywood® shutters are your best product.
Polywood shutters are crafted from a synthetic polymer that insulates up to 70% better than an equivalent traditional wood shutter. As a matter of fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow and lessens heat transfer by 45.96%. This means energy savings for your wallet – and total control over room temperature.
The heating and cooling system in your home won’t have to work so hard now that you’ve reduced most of the impact from the weather outside. If you want to bring in some of the effects of the external elements, just move the louvers and adjust them the way you’d like. You can get more window treatment temperature control. All you have to do is close your shutters properly.
How to Close Your Shutters for Maximum Temperature Control
There are two parts of your shutters that should be closed to seal off outside temperature: the louvers and the panels.
To properly close your Polywood shutter panels, swing them toward the window. As you move the panels into the shutter frame, make sure to interlock the pieces of weatherstripping along the vertical ends of your shutters.
To properly close your louvers, push the tilt rod toward the louvers, ensuring that the top of the tilt rod will fit into the "mouse hole," which is above the top louver. Do this by running your hand up the tilt rod, and push in as you go up. This is also true for taller shutters. Sometimes a small push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and doesn’t close gaps at the top.