How Window Shutters Give You Control Over Room Temperature When closed, shutters become the next best defence against Salt Lake City’s wind and extreme temperatures – after your windows. Other window treatments such as shades, blinds, and draperies block most of the temperature from the outdoors, but not all. And, where the quality of your window treatment means the difference between a cozy seat by the window and one that’s not, Polywood® shutters are the preferred product. We craft Polywood shutters 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. The heating and cooling system in your home takes less time to work 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 move the louvers open and adjust them to a preferred position. You can get even more window treatment temperature control. Simply follow the instructions below to close your shutters completely. How to Close Your Shutters for Optimal Temperature Control There are two parts of your shutters that need to be closed to seal off outside 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, making sure the top of the tilt rod fits into the “mouse hole” just above the top louver. It is best 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.