When The Salt Lake City Weather Gets Colder - And The Steps You Can Take To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Matt Thelander During these winter months, the weather sees a drop in temperatures in Salt Lake City. And when you get the first utility statement of the season, it’s time to find ways to scale it down. Insulating your windows contributes to your energy savings in the cooler temperatures of winter. Here are three ways for insulating your windows in preparation for the colder weather in Salt Lake City, Utah. Traditional Sealing Kits It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in home improvement stores in the Salt Lake City area. They include instructions on where to place the tape, the length of film to cut, and how to shrink the film with a blowdryer. This cuts down on heat loss from drafts. Yet most homeowners shy away from this method when there’s a number of windows to cover. And when you insulate a window with shrink film, it seals off any access to the window until the spring season. If these things concern you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a a more favorable solution. Polywood Shutters Constructed from synthetic wood, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment money can buy in the Salt Lake City area. They insulate 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood reduces airflow by up to 45% and deflects temperature by 30°. The shutter frame, the louver material, and the weather stripping make Polywood shutters the preferred solution for insulating your house. Solar Gard Window Film Solar Gard is a premium window film you can apply to your windows twelve months a year. It does not affect the look of your window, unlike insulating kits. And the thing people love about Solar Gard is the ability to open the window any time you want. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame. Solar Gard is especially helpful during Salt Lake City winters because it reduces heat transfer through the glass. This means the cold air doesn’t enter and the heat of the room remains in the room. How To Get Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Salt Lake City, Utah Easy! Our experts will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your house so you can pick the louver size, the frame style, and the colors you desire. And we measure your windows to ensure your new shutters seal off for maximum insulation while looking elegant. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is available in your region. Call 801-515-3598 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!