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Insulating Shutters Protect Indianapolis Homes All Year Long

November 07, 2016
The seasons are beginning to change in Indianapolis, which signals that it’s time to start on those projects around the house that you’ve been putting off. Aside from cleaning and basic fixes around your home, now’s the perfect time to think about how the changing weather can have an effect on your home in other ways, and how you can best equip your house for those changes.

Whether you’re winterizing or spring cleaning, the spot where the changing weather might have the greatest effect is at your windows. Because they’re the primary channels through which light and heat come through your house, managing that flow with interior plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can benefit you year-round.

How Changing Weather Affects Your Home

If you’re prepping for fall or winter, the most common home improvement projects have one common goal: helping your thermostat. Cooler weather makes almost every part of your home work more, from your heating systems to the plumbing, and you can lower the stress put on them as well as your monthly bills in a few ways.

There are some simple things you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, including installing weatherstripping and swapping out your furnace filters. But unless you address your windows, you’ll be leaving out the number one source of heat loss in your home.

Common Window Insulators for Cool Weather

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Around this time every year you’ll see stores around Indianapolis beginning to carry the same winterizing products in their shops: DIY insulators, draft blockers, plastic window wrap, and beyond. While these products are definitely more effective than nothing, they have some downsides. First, they’re short-term - so it’s a yearly chore to buy them, place them in your home, and remove them once the seasons change again.

Since they’re made to be taken down after some time, this brings the next downside: they’re often fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them not very efficient. With only tape or something similar holding them in place, all it takes is a small bump or a humid day to bring them down. And keep in mind, these temporary treatments typically look tacky or shoddy, and nobody wants that in their home.

That takes us to the alternative: a window covering which is lasting, stunning, long-lasting, and gives your home the insulation that those other products never could. That window treatment is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Indianapolis’s Best Window Insulator

There isn’t a better way to decrease heat transfer through your windows than by installing Polywood plantation shutters. Polywood is the ultimate weatherproofing material, blocking up to 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer. Additionally, Polywood is 100% moisture-proof, which means it won’t suffer the same way those temporary window insulators will if they encounter humidity.

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In addition unlike other common winterizing products, plantation shutters carry an elegant, enduring look that you’ll be proud to show off, no matter what time of year it is. The shutters also give you total control with easy to adjust louvers, so as the climate changes each day, so can your level of insulation.

Pick A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Indianapolis

Ready to meet the changing weather head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis is here with the assist. Arrange a free in-home consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 317-558-9066 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this season the easiest your home has ever had.
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