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Insulating Shutters Help Denver Homes Year-Round

November 07, 2016
The weather is shifting in Denver, which means it’s time to start on those projects around the house that you’ve been putting off. Beyond just doing cleanup and sprucing up your home, now’s a great time to think about how the different season may affect your house in different ways, and how you can get your home ready for those changes.

Whether you’re winterizing or spring cleaning, the spot where the changing weather might have the greatest effect is at your windows. Because they’re the main channels through which light and heat come into your house, managing that airflow with interior plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can benefit you year-round.

How Changing Weather Affects Your Home

If you’re getting ready for cooler weather, the most common home improvement projects have one common goal: reducing the workload of your thermostat. Colder 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 utilities in multiple ways.

There are some simple tasks you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, including changing your furnace filters and putting in weatherstripping. But if you don’t attend to your windows, you’re neglecting the primary source of heat transfer in your house.

Common Window Insulators for Cool Weather

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Every year you’ll see home improvement stores near Denver advertising the same winterizing items in their aisles: DIY insulators, draft blockers, plastic window wrap, and beyond. Although these products are certainly more effective than nothing, they come with some disadvantages. First off, they’re short-term - so it’s an annual project to purchase them, install them, and remove them once the seasons change again.

Since they’re supposed to be taken down after some time, this brings the second drawback: they’re often fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them somewhat inefficient. With just tape or something similar keeping them in place, it just takes a tiny nudge or a humid day to bring them down. And keep in mind, these temporary treatments tend to look gaudy or cheap, and nobody needs that.

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

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Denver’s Most Effective Insulating Window Treatment

There isn’t a more efficient way to reduce heat transfer through your windows than by installing Polywood plantation shutters. Polywood is the ultimate weatherproofing material, able to block nearly 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer. What’s more, Polywood is completely waterproof, which means it doesn’t be affected like those temporary products do if they encounter humidity.

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In addition unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters carry an elegant, enduring look that you’ll be eager to show off, no matter the weather. The easily adjustable louvers give you complete control, so as the climate changes each day, so can your degree of insulation.

Pick A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Denver

If you’re ready to tackle the new season head-on Sunburst Shutters Denver is here to help. Set up an in-home design consultation with a Sunburst pro by calling 720-538-0182 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this year the coziest your home has ever had.
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