Insulating Shutters Help San Diego Homes All Year Long11/07/2016Tyson Williams The weather is beginning to change in San Diego, which means it’s time to work on those seasonal projects that you’ve had planned. Aside from cleaning and sprucing up your house, now’s the time to think about the ways in which the different weather might impact your home in other ways, and how you can prepare your house 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 conduits through which heat and light come into your home, managing that flow with insulating plantation shutters is a home maintenance project that can benefit you all year long. How Changing Weather Affects Your Home If it’s time to start preparing for cooler weather, some of the best home maintenance projects have the same goal: reducing the workload of your thermostat. Cooler weather makes almost every part of your home work harder, from your HVAC systems to the pipes in your house, and you can ease their burden and your monthly bills in a number of ways. There are some simple things you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, including replacing your furnace filters and putting in weatherstripping. But if you don’t address your windows, you’ll be skipping over the number one source of heat loss in your house. Common Window Insulators for Cool Weather Each year we see home improvement stores near San Diego advertising the same winterization products on the shelves: DIY insulators, draft blockers, plastic window wrap, and beyond. Although these items are definitely more effective than nothing, there are some downsides. First off, they’re temporary - which means it’s an annual chore to buy them, put them up, and remove them when the seasons change again. Because they’re designed to be removed after some time, this brings the next drawback: they tend to be fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them not terribly effective. With simply tape or something similar keeping them in place, all that’s needed is a small bump or a humid day to bring them down. And remember, these temporary treatments typically look tacky or shoddy, and nobody wants that. This takes us to the alternative: a window covering which is permanent, eye-catching, incredibly durable, and gives your home the insulation that those other products could only dream about. That alternative is Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood Plantation Shutters: San Diego’s Best Window Insulator 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, blocking up to 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer. Moreover, Polywood is completely moisture-proof, so it won’t be affected the same way those temporary products will if they encounter humidity. In addition unlike other common winterizing products, plantation shutters carry an elegant, lasting style that you’ll be eager to show off, no matter the weather. They also give you total control with easily adjustable louvers, so as the temperature changes day to day, so can your degree of insulation. Pick A Truly Energy Efficient Window Covering, San Diego If you’re ready to meet the changing weather head-on Sunburst Shutters San Diego is here with the assist. Schedule an in-home design consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 760-405-8887 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this year the most comfortable your house has ever had.