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When The Gainesville Weather Cools - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

During these winter months, the weather gets colder in Gainesville. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, it’s time to find ways to reduce it. Insulating your windows contributes to your energy savings in the season’s colder climate.

Explore these three ways you can insulate your windows in preparation for the colder weather in Gainesville, FL.

Traditional Sealing Kits

Weatherproofing kits are a familiar sight in hardware stores in the Gainesville area. Store-bought sealing kits include a guide on where to place the tape, the length of film to cut, and how to shrink the film with a blowdryer. This reduces heat loss from drafts.

However most homeowners look for alternatives to weatherproofing kits when there’s multiple windows to insulate. And insulating a window with shrink film means you can’t open it until the spring season. If these are challenges for you, insulating window treatments, such as Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a a more favorable solution.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Completely Closed To Insulate The Windows For The Gainesville Winter

Constructed from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the Gainesville area. They block the effects of the weather 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and blocks temperature by 30°.

Third Party Test Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

The weather stripping, the shutter frame, and the louver material combine to make Polywood shutters the top solution for insulating your house.

Solar Gard Window Film

Apply Solar Gard window film to the window pane twelve months a year. It does not affect your window’s appearance, unlike insulating kits. And a fantastic feature of Solar Gard is the option to open the window any time you want because the film is limited to the glass area, and not the frame.

Solar Gard is particularly convenient during Gainesville’s cooler seasons because it blocks heat transfer through the window. Now the cool air stays out and the warmer temperature of the room remains in the room.

How To Order Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Gainesville, FL

Easy! Our experts will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your house so you can select the louver size, the frame style, and the colors you desire. And we record the dimensions of your windows so that your new shutters seal off for total insulation while looking charming. We’ll also present you with samples of Solar Gard, if the product is offered in your city.

Call 813-602-5966 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!