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Insulating Shutters Improve Boise Homes Year-Round

November 07, 2016
The weather is shifting in Boise, which signals that it’s time for those projects around the house that you’ve had planned. In addition to doing cleanup and sprucing up your home, now’s the time to think about the ways in which the different season can have an effect on your home in other ways, and how you can prepare your house for those changes.

From winterizing to spring cleaning, the part of your home where the changing weather might have the greatest effect is at your windows. Because they’re the main conduits through which light and heat come into your home, controlling that flow with insulating plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can help you no matter the season.

How Weather Affects Your Home And Utilities

If you’re prepping for fall or winter, the most common home improvement projects have one goal in common: making life easier for your thermostat. Cooler weather makes almost every part of your house work harder, from your heating systems to the pipes in your house, and you can ease their burden and your monthly bills in a few ways.

There are some simple things you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency, such as changing your furnace filters and putting in weatherstripping. But unless you attend to your windows, you’re leaving out the number one source of heat loss in your house.

Common Window Insulators for Low Temperatures

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Every year we see stores near Boise beginning to carry the same winterization items in their shops: plastic window wrap, DIY insulation, draft blockers, and so on. Though it’s true that these products are certainly better than nothing, they come with a number of downsides. For one, they’re short-term - meaning it’s an annual project to purchase them, install them, and take them down once the temperature changes again.

Because they’re designed to be removed after some time, this brings the second issue: they’re often fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them somewhat inefficient. With just tape or something similar holding them in place, it only needs a tiny nudge or a humid day to bring them down. And don’t forget, these temporary treatments usually look gaudy or cut-rate, and nobody needs that in their home.

This takes us to the alternative: a window covering which is permanent, stunning, long-lasting, and offers the insulation that those other products can’t. That window covering is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Boise’s Most Effective Insulating Window Covering

There isn’t a better 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, so it doesn’t suffer the same way those temporary window insulators do when confronted with humidity.

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In addition unlike other common winterizing products, plantation shutters have an upscale, timeless style that you’ll be proud to flaunt, no matter the weather. The easy to adjust louvers give you total control, so as the climate changes day to day, so can your degree of insulation.

Get A Truly Energy Efficient Window Covering, Boise

If you’re ready to meet the changing weather head-on Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions is ready to help. Schedule free design consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 208-609-9129 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this year the simplest your house has ever had.
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