Closed shutters are the next best barrier against the extreme temperature and wind in Salt Lake City, coming right after windows. Other window treatments such as blinds, shades, and draperies block most of the temperature from the outdoors, but not all. And, when you need a quality-made window treatment that gives you a pleasant seat by the window, Polywood® shutters are the preferred 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 reduces heat transfer by 45.96%. This means energy savings for you – and full control over room temperature.
Your home’s heating and cooling system won’t have to work so hard since you’ve now reduced most of the impact from the outside weather. When you want to let in some of the light and be more exposed to the outside temperature, just slant the louvers open and adjust them to a preferred position. You can get even more window treatment temperature control. All you have to do is close your shutters completely.
How to Close Your Shutters for Complete Temperature Control
There are two parts of your shutters that need to be closed to seal off outdoor temperature: the panels and the louvers.
To close your Polywood shutter panels properly, swing them toward the window. As you move the panels into the shutter frame, ensure that the pieces of weatherstripping interlock 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 fits into the “mouse hole” just above the top louver. The best way to do that is to run your hand up the tilt rod, and push in as you go up. This is also true for taller shutters. Sometimes a little push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and doesn’t close gaps at the top.