When The Boise Weather Cools - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Spencer Madsen This time of year, the weather cools in Boise. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, you’ll be looking for ways to decrease it. Insulating your windows contributes to your energy savings during the colder winter months. Discover these three ways you can insulate your windows against the cooling temperatures in Boise, ID. Traditional Sealing Kits Weatherproofing kits are a familiar sight in grocery stores in the Boise area. These sealing kits include instructions on how much of the film to cut, where to stick the tape, and how to shrink the film with a hairdryer. This reduces heat loss and drafts. However more and more homeowners shy away from this method when they have a number of windows to insulate. And when you apply shrink film to a window, this means you can’t open it until the weather warms up. If these things concern you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a better solution. Polywood Shutters Constructed from synthetic wood, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment money can buy in the Boise area. They insulate 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and deflects temperature by 30°. The weather stripping, the shutter frame, and the louver material are what makes Polywood shutters the top choice for insulating your home. Solar Gard Window Film Solar Gard is a premium window film you can apply to glass windows year round. It has no impact on the look of your window, unlike insulating kits. And the best part of Solar Gard is that you can open the window any time you want. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame. Solar Gard is especially beneficial during Boise’s colder months because it decreases heat transfer through the glass. This way, the cold air stays out and the heat of the room stays...well...in the room. How To Get Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Boise, ID Easy! Our experts will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your residence so you can select the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size you want. And we note the length and width of your windows to ensure your new shutters shut for maximum insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is offered in your area. Call 208-609-9129 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!