Each January, residents in Southern California are searching for ways to maximize the energy efficiency of their homes. And it takes more than a simple window treatment. Maximizing energy efficiency begins with the right window treatments. The right shutters.
Completely closed, these energy efficient window shutters will keep the house at a pleasant temperature. Here’s how to close Polywood® plantation shutters for maximum energy efficiency this winter, Southern California!
Maximum Energy Efficiency Starts With The Right Plantation Shutters In Southern California
Window fashions such as shades, curtains, and blinds are fabricated from elements that do not insulate well. Most of the materials are porous, and they leave a gap around the fringe of the material, letting in air in the wintertime. Plantation shutters are hands-down the most energy efficient window treatment money can buy in Southern California. That’s because of the frame which seals each corner of the window and the rigid material the shutter elements are made of.
Polywood plantation shutters are created with a frame to seal off the sides of the window. They’re manufactured from a solid polymer, and come with exclusive weatherstripping. This means Polywood shutters minimize airflow by up to 30%. And insulate 70% better than a similar solid wood shutter. This makes for the most energy efficient shutters.
The Guide To Closing YourWindow Shutters For The Most Energy Efficiency This Winter Season
1. Close The Panels:
In case the shutter panels are wide open, easily swing them toward the window pane to cover it. This creates an extra barrier to the cold temperatures of Southern California winters.
2. Interlock The Weatherstripping
While shutting the shutters, don’t forget to interlock the weatherstripping. This is an exclusive feature only available on Polywood shutters from Sunburst Shutters Southern CA. The weatherstripping is found on the vertical sides of the panels where they meet in the center of your window. You’ll want to make sure that the weatherstripping material interlocks so that no air or light can enter.
3. Close The Louvers
Usually, plantation shutters have a tilt rod mounted on the front of the shutter panel. Press the tilt rod toward the window so that the shutter louvers tilt up. Once the louvers are shifted up, the indoor shutters are effectively shut. Now, the louvers block light and air, thanks to how the Polywood louvers are designed.
For rear mount tilt rods, push one of the louvers up and the rest of the louvers will follow.
4. Push the tilt rod into the mousehole
Once all the louvers are tilted upward, press the tilt rod into the mousehole in the shutter frame. This guarantees the louvers are shut as tightly as possible. Now the louvers are vertical, allowing for more light and temperature blocking.
Watch this video for a step-by-step of how to close your Polywood shutters for the most energy efficiency.
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