Insulating Shutters Help Salt Lake City Homes Year-Round11/07/2016Matt Thelander The weather is changing in Salt Lake City, which signals that it’s time to start on those projects around the house that you’ve been putting off. In addition to cleaning and sprucing up your house, now’s the perfect time to think about how the changing season can have an effect on 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 spot where the changing weather may have the greatest effect is at your windows. Since 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 year-round. How Weather Affects Your Home And Utilities If it’s time to start getting ready for fall or winter, some of the best home maintenance projects have the same goal: reducing the workload of your thermostat. Cooler weather makes 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 jobs you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, like adding weatherstripping and swapping out your furnace filters. But unless you confront your windows, you’re neglecting the biggest source of energy transfer in your home. Common Window Insulators for Cool Weather 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 better than nothing, there are some downsides. For one, they’re not permanent - meaning it’s a yearly chore to buy them, place them in your home, and remove them once the seasons change again. Because they’re supposed to be taken down after some time, this brings the next downside: they’re often fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them fairly inefficient. With just tape or something similar holding them in place, it just takes a slight bump or a humid day to bring them down. And remember, these temporary treatments typically look tacky or cheap, and nobody wants that. That takes us to the alternative: a window covering which is lasting, elegant, 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 by installing Polywood plantation shutters. Polywood is the ultimate weatherproofing material, able to block nearly 30° of temperature and 45% of heat transfer. Additionally, Polywood is completely moisture-proof, so it won’t suffer like those temporary window insulators will when confronted with humidity. Additionally, unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters offer an upscale, enduring style that you’ll be proud to flaunt, no matter the season. 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 Ready to tackle the new season head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City is ready to help. Schedule 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.