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Insulating Shutters Improve Raleigh Homes All Year Long

November 07, 2016
The seasons are starting to change in Raleigh, which signals that it’s time to start on those home improvement projects that you’ve been thinking about. Beyond just doing cleanup and basic fixes around your home, now’s the perfect time to think about the ways in which the changing weather can affect your house in other ways, and what you can do to best equip your house for those changes.

Whether you’re winterizing or spring cleaning, the part of your home where the changing weather could have the biggest impact is at your windows. Because they’re the primary channels through which light and heat pass through your house, controlling that airflow with insulating plantation shutters is a home maintenance project that can help you no matter the season.

How Changing Weather Affects Your Home

If it’s time to start getting ready for fall or winter, the most common home maintenance projects have one goal in common: reducing the workload of your thermostat. Lower temperatures make nearly every part of your house work more, from your heating systems to the pipes in your house, and you can ease their burden and your monthly bills in multiple ways.

There are some simple tasks you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, like installing weatherstripping and swapping out your furnace filters. But unless you confront your windows, you’ll be neglecting the biggest source of energy loss in your home.

Common Window Insulators for Cold Weather

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Around this time every year you’ll see stores near Raleigh start stocking the same winterizing items in their aisles: plastic window wrap, DIY insulation, draft blockers, and so on. Although these products are definitely better than nothing, they have a number of downsides. First, they’re temporary - which means it’s a yearly chore to buy them, place them in your home, and remove them when the weather changes again.

Since they’re supposed to be removed after some time, this brings the second downside: they’re often fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them somewhat ineffective. With only tape or something similar holding them in place, it only needs a small nudge or a humid day to remove them. And remember, these temporary treatments usually look tacky or cut-rate, and nobody needs that in their home.

This brings us to the alternative: a window treatment that’s permanent, beautiful, resilient, and offers the insulating properties that those other products never could. That window covering is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Raleigh’s Most Effective Insulating Window Covering

There isn’t a more efficient way to reduce energy transfer through your windows than with Polywood plantation shutters. Polywood is the best weatherproofing material, blocking up to 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer. Additionally, Polywood is completely waterproof, meaning it doesn’t be affected the same way those temporary window insulators do if they encounter humidity.

Raleigh plantation shutter airflow diagram 

And unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters have an upscale, enduring look that you’ll be proud to flaunt, no matter what time of year it is. The easily adjustable louvers give you complete control, so as the weather shifts each day, so can your level of insulation.

Choose A Truly Energy Efficient Window Covering, Raleigh

If you’re ready to tackle the new season head-on Sunburst Shutters Raleigh is ready with the assist. Set up a free in-home consultation with a Sunburst pro by calling 919-887-9198 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this season the easiest your house has ever had.