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Insulating Shutters Improve Gainesville Homes Year-Round

November 07, 2016
The weather is beginning to change in Gainesville, which means it’s time to start on those home improvement projects that you’ve been thinking about. Beyond just cleaning and basic fixes around your house, now’s the time to think about how the different season may have an effect on your home in other ways, and what you can do to best equip your house for those changes.

No matter what season is around the corner, the place where the changing weather might have the greatest effect is at your windows. Since they’re the main channels through which heat and light come into your home, managing that flow with insulating plantation shutters is a home maintenance project that can benefit you year-round.

How Your Home Is Affected By Weather

If it’s time to start prepping for fall or winter, the most common home improvement projects have one common goal: helping your thermostat. Cooler weather makes nearly every part of your home work more, from your HVAC systems to the pipes in your house, and you can lower the stress put on them as well as your monthly bills in a number of ways.

There are some easy tasks you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, such as putting in weatherstripping and swapping out your furnace filters. But if you don’t address your windows, you’ll be leaving out the primary source of heat loss in your house.

Common Window Insulators for Cool Weather

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Around this time every year it’s common to see stores near Gainesville beginning to carry the same winterization products on the shelves: DIY insulators, draft blockers, plastic window wrap, and beyond. While these products are certainly better insulators than nothing, they have a number of drawbacks. First, they’re temporary - so it’s an annual chore to purchase them, put them up, and remove them when the weather changes again.

Since they’re made to be removed after some time, this brings the second issue: they’re usually fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them fairly ineffective. With just tape or something similar keeping them in place, it only needs a slight nudge or a humid day to dislodge them. And keep in mind, these temporary treatments usually look tacky or cheap, and nobody wants that.

This takes us to the alternative: a window covering which is lasting, elegant, long-lasting, and gives your home the insulation that the aforementioned products never could. That window treatment is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Gainesville’s Most Effective Insulating Window Covering

There’s no more efficient way to decrease heat transfer through your windows than by choosing Polywood plantation shutters. With thermal protection that blocks nearly 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer, these shutters are the best weatherproofing window treatments. Additionally, Polywood is 100% moisture-proof, which means it won’t suffer the same way those temporary window insulators will if they encounter humidity.

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And unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters have an upscale, lasting style that you’ll be eager to flaunt, no matter what time of year it is. The easy to adjust louvers give you total control, so as the climate shifts each day, so can your level of insulation.

Get A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Gainesville

If you’re ready to tackle the new season head-on Sunburst Shutters Gainesville is here to help. Schedule an in-home design consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 813-602-5966 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this season the easiest your house has ever had.
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