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Insulating Shutters Help Salt Lake City Homes Year-Round

November 07, 2016
The weather is starting to change in Salt Lake City, which signals that it’s time for those home improvement projects that you’ve been putting off. Aside from cleaning and sprucing up your house, now’s the perfect time to think about how the changing season can impact your house in different ways, and how you can get your home ready for those changes.

No matter what season is around the corner, the part of your home where the changing weather may have the greatest effect is at your windows. Because they’re the main conduits through which light and heat move into your house, managing that flow with interior plantation shutters is a home maintenance project that can benefit you all year long.

How Changing Weather Affects Your Home

If it’s time to start getting ready for fall or winter, some of the best home maintenance projects have the same goal: helping your thermostat. Lower temperatures make nearly every part of your house work more, from your heating systems to the plumbing, and you can ease their burden and your utilities in a few ways.

There are some easy things you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, like putting in weatherstripping and swapping out your furnace filters. But unless you attend to your windows, you’re neglecting the biggest source of energy transfer in your home.

Common Window Insulators for Cool Weather

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Around this time every year you’ll see home improvement stores around Salt Lake City beginning to carry the same winterizing products in their aisles: DIY insulators, draft blockers, plastic window wrap, and beyond. While these products are certainly more effective than nothing, they have some downsides. For one, they’re short-term - meaning it’s a yearly chore to buy them, put them up, and remove them once the seasons change again.

Because they’re made to be taken down after some time, this brings the next drawback: they’re often fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them fairly inefficient. With only tape or something similar holding them in place, it just takes a tiny bump or a humid day to bring them down. And keep in mind, these temporary treatments usually look tacky or cheap, and nobody wants that.

That takes us to the alternative: a window covering which is lasting, beautiful, long-lasting, and gives your home the insulation that the aforementioned products can’t. That alternative is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Salt Lake City’s Most Effective Insulating Window Treatment

There isn’t a better way to block heat transfer through your windows than with 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. Additionally, Polywood is completely moisture-proof, which means it won’t suffer like those temporary window insulators will when confronted with humidity.

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Additionally, unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters offer an upscale, enduring style that you’ll be proud to flaunt, no matter what time of year it is. The shutters also give you total control with easy to adjust louvers, so as the weather shifts each day, so can your level of insulation.

Pick A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Salt Lake City

If you’re ready to tackle the new season head-on Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City is ready to help. Set up an in-home design consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 801-515-3598 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this year the simplest your house has ever had.