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Insulating Shutters Improve San Antonio Homes All Year Long

November 07, 2016
The weather is starting to change in San Antonio, which signals that it’s time for those projects around the house that you’ve been putting off. In addition to doing cleanup and sprucing up your home, now’s a great time to think about how the changing season might impact your home in different ways, and how you can best equip your house for those changes.

Whether you’re winterizing or spring cleaning, the place where the changing weather may have the biggest impact is at your windows. Because they’re the main ways through which light and heat move into your home, managing that flow with interior plantation shutters is a home maintenance project that can benefit you no matter the season.

How Changing Weather Affects Your Home

If you’re preparing for cooler weather, the most common home improvement projects have one goal in common: helping your thermostat. Lower temperatures make almost every part of your home work more, from your heating and air conditioning systems to the plumbing, and you can lower the stress put on them as well as your monthly bills in multiple ways.

There are some simple tasks you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, such as swapping out your furnace filters and adding weatherstripping. But unless you confront your windows, you’re skipping over the biggest source of energy transfer in your home.

Common Window Insulators for Cold Weather

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Each year you’ll see home improvement stores near San Antonio advertising the same winterizing products in their shops: DIY insulators, draft blockers, plastic window wrap, and beyond. Though it’s true that these products are definitely better insulators than nothing, there are some downsides. First, they’re not permanent - meaning it’s a yearly project to buy them, install them, and remove them when the temperature changes again.

Because they’re made to be removed after some time, this brings the second downside: they’re usually fragile and come down easily, making them somewhat inefficient. With simply tape or another adhesive holding them in place, all it takes is a tiny bump or a humid day to bring them down. And don’t forget, these temporary treatments typically look gaudy or cheap, and nobody needs that.

That takes us to the alternative: a window treatment which is permanent, eye-catching, incredibly durable, and offers the insulating properties that those other products can’t. That window covering is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: San Antonio’s Most Effective Insulating Window Covering

There isn’t a better way to reduce heat transfer through your windows than with Polywood plantation shutters. With thermal protection that blocks up to 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer, these shutters are the best weatherproofing window treatments. Moreover, Polywood is completely moisture-proof, meaning it won’t be affected the same way those temporary products will when confronted with humidity.

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And unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters offer an upscale, lasting look that you’ll be proud to flaunt, no matter what time of year it is. The easily adjustable louvers give you total control, so as the temperature changes day to day, so can your level of insulation.

Pick A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, San Antonio

If you’re ready to tackle the changing weather head-on Sunburst Shutters San Antonio is here with the assist. Set up a free in-home consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 210-876-0377 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this year the most comfortable your house has ever had.
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