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Insulating Shutters Help Fort Lauderdale Homes All Year Long

November 07, 2016
The seasons are beginning to change in Fort Lauderdale, which means it’s time to start on those seasonal projects that you’ve been thinking about. Beyond just cleaning and sprucing up your home, now’s the perfect time to think about how the changing season can have an effect on your house in different ways, and how you can prepare your house for those changes.

From winterizing to spring cleaning, the spot where the changing weather may have the biggest impact is at your windows. Since they’re the main channels through which light and heat come into your home, controlling that flow with interior 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 getting ready for fall or winter, the most common home maintenance projects have one goal in common: making life easier for your thermostat. Colder weather makes almost every part of your house work harder, from your heating and air conditioning systems to the pipes in your house, and you can ease their burden and your monthly bills in multiple ways.

There are some easy tasks you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, including putting in weatherstripping and changing your furnace filters. But unless you confront your windows, you’ll be leaving out the number one source of heat transfer in your home.

Common Window Insulators for Cool Weather

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Every year we see stores around Fort Lauderdale beginning to carry the same winterizing items in their shops: DIY insulators, draft blockers, plastic window wrap, and beyond. Although these items are definitely better insulators than nothing, there are a number of drawbacks. First, they’re not permanent - so it’s a yearly project to buy them, install them, and take them down once the weather changes again.

Because they’re made to be taken down after some time, this brings the second drawback: they tend to be fragile and come down easily, making them not terribly effective. With only tape or another adhesive keeping them in place, it just takes a slight nudge or a humid day to bring them down. And let’s not forget, these temporary treatments tend to look tacky or cut-rate, and nobody needs that.

This takes us to the alternative: a window covering which is permanent, eye-catching, long-lasting, and gives your home the insulating properties that the temporary products can’t. That window treatment is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Fort Lauderdale’s Most Effective Insulating Window Treatment

There’s no more efficient way to reduce heat transfer through your windows than by choosing Polywood plantation shutters. Polywood is the best weatherproofing material, blocking up to 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer. Additionally, Polywood is 100% moisture-proof, meaning it doesn’t be affected the same way those temporary window insulators do when they encounter humidity.

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And unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters carry an upscale, timeless look that you’ll be proud to flaunt, no matter the season. They also give you total control with easy to adjust louvers, so as the temperature shifts each day, so can your degree of insulation.

Choose A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Fort Lauderdale

Ready to tackle the new season head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale is ready to help. Arrange free design consultation with a Sunburst pro by calling 561-440-8535 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this year the easiest your house has ever had.
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