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When The Indianapolis Weather Cools Down - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

This time of year, the weather gets colder in Indianapolis. And when the first energy bill of the season arrives, you’ll be looking for ways to scale it down. Insulating your windows contributes to your energy savings during the season’s colder climate.

Explore these three ways for insulating your windows in preparation for the colder weather in Indianapolis, IN.

Traditional Sealing Kits

It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in home improvement stores in the Indianapolis area. These sealing kits contain step-by-step information on how much of the film to cut, where to stick the tape, and how to shrink the film with a hairdryer. This cuts down on heat loss from drafts.

Yet more and more homeowners shy away from this method when there’s a number of windows to cover. And insulating a window with shrink film means you can’t open it until spring. If these things concern you, insulating window treatments, such as Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a preferred solution.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Completely Closed To Insulate The Windows For The Indianapolis Winter

Constructed from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment available in the Indianapolis area. They block the effects of the weather 70% better than a similar wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood decreases airflow by up to 45% and blocks temperature by 30°.

Third Party Test Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

The louver material, the shutter frame, and the weather stripping make Polywood shutters the top option for insulating your house.

Solar Gard Window Film

You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to glass windows year round. It does not affect your window’s look, unlike insulating kits. And a fantastic feature of Solar Gard is the option to open the window any time you want. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame.

Solar Gard is very beneficial during Indianapolis winters because it decreases heat transfer through the glass. Now the cool air stays 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 shut for total insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is available in your city.

Call 317-558-9066 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!