How Window Shutters Allow You to Control Room Temperature When closed, shutters become the next best barrier against Gainesville’s wind and variable temperatures – after your windows. Other window treatments such as blinds, draperies, and shades block most of the temperature from the outdoors, not all. And, when you need a sturdy window treatment that gives you a comfortable seat by the window, Polywood® shutters are the optimal product. Polywood shutters are made from a synthetic polymer that insulates up to 70% better than a similar traditional wood shutter. In fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow and lessens heat transfer by 45.96%. This means energy savings for your wallet – and full control over room temperature. Your home’s HVAC system will work faster now that you’ve reduced most of the impact from the weather outside. If you want to feel some of the light and be more exposed to the outside temperature, just slant the louvers open and adjust them to a preferred position. Get even more window treatment temperature control. All you have to do is close your shutters properly. How to Close Your Shutters for Optimal Temperature Control Two parts of your shutters ought to be closed to seal off external temperature: the panels and the louvers. To properly close your Polywood shutter panels, swing them toward the window. As you push the panels into the shutter frame, ensure that the pieces of weatherstripping interlock along the vertical ends of your shutters. To close your louvers properly, push the tilt rod toward the louvers and ensure that the top of the tilt rod fits into the "mouse hole," which is above the top louver. The best way to do that is to run your hand up the tilt rod, and push in as you go up. This is especially true for taller shutters – sometimes a small push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and leaves gaps at the top.