How Window Shutters Give You Control Over Room Temperature Closed shutters are the next best barrier against the variable temperature and wind in Fort Lauderdale, coming right after 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 comfortable spot next to the window, Polywood® shutters are your best product. We craft Polywood shutters from a synthetic polymer that insulates up to 70% better than a similar traditional wood shutter. As a matter of fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow and reduces heat transfer by 45.96%. This means energy savings for your wallet – and full room temperature control. Your home’s heating and cooling system takes less time to work now that you have reduced the impact from the weather outside. If you want to let in some of the effects of the external elements, just move the louvers open and adjust them to a preferred position. You can get even more window treatment temperature control by closing your shutters completely. How to Close Your Shutters for Maximum Temperature Control Two parts of your shutters ought to be closed to seal off external 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, check that the pieces of weatherstripping interlock along the vertical ends of your shutters. To properly close your louvers, push the tilt rod toward the louvers, making 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 particularly true for taller shutters: sometimes a soft push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and doesn’t close gaps at the top.