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Insulating Shutters Help San Diego Homes All Year Long

November 07, 2016
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. In addition to cleaning and sprucing up your house, now’s the time to think about the ways in which the different weather might have an effect on your home in other ways, and how you can best equip your house for those changes.

Whether you’re winterizing or spring cleaning, the part of your home where the changing weather might have the greatest effect is at your windows. Because they’re the primary conduits through which heat and light move into your home, managing that flow with insulating plantation shutters is a home maintenance project that can benefit you year-round.

How Changing Weather Affects Your Home

If it’s time to start preparing for cooler weather, the most common 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 jobs you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, including replacing your furnace filters and adding weatherstripping. But if you don’t address your windows, you’ll be skipping over the number one source of energy loss in your house.

Common Window Insulators for Cool Weather

San Diego plantation shutters in entertainment room 

Each year we see stores near San Diego advertising the same winterization products on the shelves: plastic window wrap, DIY insulation, draft blockers, and so on. Although these items are definitely more effective than nothing, there are some disadvantages. First off, they’re temporary - so it’s an annual chore to buy them, put them up, and remove them once the seasons change again.

Because they’re designed to be removed after some time, this brings the next downside: they’re usually 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 cut-rate, 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 the temporary products never could. That alternative is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: San Diego’s Best Window Insulator

There isn’t a more effective 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 when they encounter humidity.

San Diego plantation shutter airflow diagram 

Additionally, unlike other common winterizing products, plantation shutters carry an elegant, enduring 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

Ready to meet the changing weather head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters San Diego is here with the assist. Set up a free in-home 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 easiest your house has ever had.