When The Indianapolis Weather Cools Down - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Bill Burke This time of year, the weather gets colder in Indianapolis. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, you’ll be looking for ways to reduce it. Insulating your windows contributes to your energy savings during the this season’s colder climate. Explore these three ways for insulating your windows against the cooling temperatures in Indianapolis, IN. Traditional Sealing Kits Weatherproofing kits are a familiar sight in home improvement stores in the Indianapolis area. They contain a guide on where to place the tape, the length of film to cut, and how to shrink the film with a blowdryer. This decreases heat loss from drafts. Yet most homeowners find shrinkable window film a hassle when there’s a number of windows to cover. And insulating a window with shrink film means the window is closed until spring. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, such as Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a a more favorable solution. Polywood Shutters Constructed from a wood polymer, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment available in the Indianapolis area. They insulate 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood decreases airflow by up to 45% and blocks temperature by 30°. The shutter frame, the louver material, and the weather stripping make Polywood shutters the top option for insulating your windows. Solar Gard Window Film You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to the window pane year round. It does not affect your window’s look, unlike insulating kits. And the best part of Solar Gard is the ability to open the window at any time. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame. Solar Gard is very beneficial during Indianapolis’s colder months because it decreases heat transfer through the glass. This way, the cool air remains out and the warmth of the room remains in the room. How To Get Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Indianapolis, IN It starts with our professionals bringing samples of Polywood shutters to your home so you can choose the louver size, the frame style, and the colors you desire. And we note the length and width of your windows so that your new shutters seal off for total insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also show you samples of Solar Gard window film, if the product is available in your region. Call 317-558-9066 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!