When The Gainesville Weather Cools - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Eric Ramsey 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 this season’s colder climate. Explore these three ways to insulate your windows against the cooling temperatures in Gainesville, FL. Traditional Sealing Kits It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in grocery stores in the Gainesville area. Store-bought sealing kits include a guide on how much of the film to cut, where to stick the tape, and how to shrink the film with a hairdryer. This reduces heat loss from drafts. But 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 preferred option. Polywood Shutters Constructed from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment money can buy in the Gainesville area. They insulate 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and deflects temperature by 30°. The weather stripping, the shutter frame, and the louver material combine to make Polywood shutters the preferred solution for insulating your house. Solar Gard Window Film Apply Solar Gard window film to the window pane through every season. It does not affect your window’s appearance, unlike insulating kits. And the best part 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 beneficial during Gainesville’s cooler seasons because it blocks heat transfer through the window. Now the cool air remains out and the warmer temperature of the room remains in the room. How To Get Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Gainesville, FL Easy! Our experts will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your residence so you can select the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size you desire. And we record the dimensions of your windows so that your new shutters shut for maximum 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!