Insulating Shutters Protect Denver Homes Year-Round11/07/2016Gary Harding 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. From winterizing to spring cleaning, the spot where the changing weather may 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 Weather Affects Your Home And Utilities If you’re getting ready for cooler weather, the most common home improvement projects have one goal in common: helping 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 leaving out the primary source of heat transfer in your house. Common Window Insulators for Cool Weather Every year you’ll see home improvement stores near Denver advertising the same winterizing items on the shelves: plastic window wrap, DIY insulation, draft blockers, and so on. Though it’s true that these products are certainly better than nothing, they come with some disadvantages. For one, they’re not permanent - so it’s an annual project to purchase them, install them, and remove them once the seasons change again. Since they’re made 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 only tape or something similar keeping them in place, it just takes a tiny nudge or a humid day to remove them. 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 could only dream about. That window treatment 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 with Polywood plantation shutters. Polywood is the ultimate weatherproofing material, able to block nearly 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer. Moreover, Polywood is completely waterproof, so it doesn’t be affected like those temporary products do if they encounter humidity. 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 a free in-home 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.