When The San Diego Weather Gets Colder - And The Steps You Can Take To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Tyson Williams During these winter months, the weather cools in San Diego. And when the first energy bill of the season arrives, you’ll want some tips on how to decrease it. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy during the colder winter months. Explore these three ways for insulating your windows for the upcoming drop in temperature in San Diego, CA. Traditional Sealing Kits Weatherproofing kits are available in grocery stores in the San Diego area. These sealing kits come with instructions on where to stick the tape, the amount of film to cut, and the best way to shrink the film. This reduces drafts and heat loss. However more and more homeowners find shrinkable window film a hassle when they have a number of windows to cover. And when you insulate a window with shrink film, it means the window is closed until spring. If these things concern you, insulating window treatments, such as Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a a more favorable choice. Polywood Shutters Constructed from synthetic wood, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment available in the San Diego area. They block the effects of the weather 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and reduces the effects of temperature by 30°. The weather stripping, the shutter frame, and the louver material combine to make Polywood shutters the preferred solution for insulating your windows. Solar Gard Window Film You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to the window pane twelve months a year. It doesn’t change your window’s look, unlike insulating kits. And the thing people love about Solar Gard is the ability to open the window any time you want because the film is limited to the glass area, and not the frame. Solar Gard is particularly beneficial during San Diego’s cooler seasons because it decreases heat transfer through the window’s glass. Now the cooler air doesn’t enter and the warmth of the room doesn’t leave. How To Order Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In San Diego, CA It starts with our professionals bringing samples of Polywood shutters to your house so you can pick the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size you want. And we record the dimensions of your windows so that your new shutters seal off for complete insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also show you samples of Solar Gard window film, if the product is available in your region. Call 760-405-8887 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!