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When The Raleigh Weather Cools - And The Steps You Can Take To Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

This time of year, the weather gets colder in Raleigh. And when the first energy bill of the season arrives, you’ll want some tips on how to scale it down. Insulating your windows contributes to your energy savings in the season’s colder climate.

Learn about these three ways to insulate your windows in preparation for the colder weather in Raleigh, NC.

Traditional Sealing Kits

Weatherproofing kits are a familiar sight in hardware stores in the Raleigh area. Store-bought sealing kits include a guide 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 if there are a number of windows to cover. And when you insulate a window with shrink film, it means you can’t open it until spring. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, including Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a better option.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Closed Tightly To Insulate The Windows For The Raleigh Winter

Crafted from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the Raleigh area. They shield against external conditions 70% better than a similar wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks 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 weather stripping, the shutter frame, and the louver material make Polywood shutters the preferred choice for insulating your home.

Solar Gard Window Film

You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to glass windows twelve months a year. It does not affect your window’s look like an insulating kit does. And the best part of Solar Gard is the ability to open the window at any time since the film doesn’t cover the edges.

Solar Gard is particularly beneficial during Raleigh winters because it decreases heat transfer through the window. Now the cooler air stays out and the warmer temperature of the room doesn’t leave.

How To Buy Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Raleigh, NC

Easy! Our experts will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your house so you can choose the louver size, the frame style, and the colors you desire. And we record the dimensions of your windows to ensure your new shutters shut for maximum insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also present you with samples of Solar Gard, if the product is available in your city.

Call 919-887-9198 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!