When closed, shutters become the next best barricade against San Diego’s wind and variable temperatures – after your windows. Window treatments such as shades, blinds, and draperies block most of the temperature from the outdoors, not all. And, when you need a sturdy window treatment that gives you a cozy spot by the window, Polywood® shutters are the preferred product.
We craft Polywood shutters from a synthetic polymer. Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than a similarl traditional wood shutter. As a matter of fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow and lessens heat transfer by 45.96%. This translates into energy savings for your wallet – and total room temperature control.
Your home’s heating and cooling system takes less time to work now that you’ve insulated against most of the impact from the outside weather. If you want to let in some of the light and be more exposed to the outside temperature, simply tilt the louvers open and adjust them the way you’d like. You can get more window treatment temperature control. Simply follow the instructions below to close your shutters all the way.
How to Close Your Shutters for Maximum Temperature Control
There are two parts of your shutters that ought to be closed to seal off outside temperature: the panels and the louvers.
To properly close your Polywood shutter panels, swing them toward the window. As you move the panels into the shutter frame, make sure to interlock the pieces of weatherstripping along the vertical ends of your shutters.
To properly close your louvers, push the tilt rod toward the louvers and make sure the top of the tilt rod fits into the “mouse hole” just above the top louver. Do this by running your hand up the tilt rod, pushing in as you go. This is especially true for taller shutters: sometimes a soft push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and can leave gaps at the top.