When The Raleigh Weather Cools - And The Steps You Can Take To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Blake Jarman Every year around this time, 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 this season’s colder climate. Here are three ways to insulate your windows against the cooling temperatures in Raleigh, NC. Traditional Sealing Kits It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in grocery stores in the Raleigh area. Store-bought sealing kits come with step-by-step information 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 shy away from this method if there are numerous 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 choice. Polywood Shutters Constructed from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment money can buy in the Raleigh area. They shield against external conditions 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and blocks temperature by 30°. The weather stripping, the shutter frame, and the louver material are what makes Polywood shutters the best 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 has no impact on the look of your window like an insulating kit does. And a fantastic feature of Solar Gard is the ability to open the window at any time since the film doesn’t cover the edges. Solar Gard is very beneficial during Raleigh’s cooler seasons because it decreases heat transfer through the window. Now the cooler air remains out and the warmer temperature of the room doesn’t leave. How To Buy Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Raleigh, NC Simple! Our specialists will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your house so you can choose the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size you desire. And we measure your windows to make sure your new shutters seal off for maximum insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also present you with samples of Solar Gard, if the product is available in your region. Call 919-887-9198 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!