How Window Shutters Allow You to Control Room Temperature
When closed, shutters become the next best barrier against Boise’s wind and extreme temperatures – after your windows. Window treatments such as shades, blinds, and draperies block most of the external temperature, not all. And, where the quality of your window treatment means the difference between a pleasant spot next to the window and one that’s not, Polywood® shutters are your best product.
We build Polywood shutters from a synthetic polymer. Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than an equivalent traditional wood shutter. In fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow and lessens heat transfer by 45.96%. This means energy savings for you – and total control over room temperature.
The heating and cooling system in your residence won’t have to work so hard now that you’ve insulated against the impact from the weather outside. If you want to bring in some of the effects of the external elements, simply slant the louvers 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 Optimal Temperature Control
Two parts of your shutters ought to be closed to seal off outside temperature: the louvers and the panels.
To close your Polywood shutter panels properly, swing them toward the window. As you move the panels into the shutter frame, ensure 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, ensuring that the top of the tilt rod fits into the “mouse hole” just above the top louver. The best way to do that is to run your hand up the tilt rod, and push in as you go up. This is especially true for taller shutters. Sometimes a small push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and can leave gaps at the top.