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Insulating Shutters Help Southern California Homes Year-Round

November 07, 2016
The weather is starting to change in Southern California, which means it’s time to start on those home improvement projects that you’ve had planned. Aside from doing cleanup and sprucing up your house, now’s the perfect time to think about how the different weather can have an effect on your home in different ways, and how you can 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 greatest effect is at your windows. Because they’re the primary channels through which light and heat move into your house, controlling that airflow with insulating plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can benefit you no matter the season.

How Your Home Is Affected By Weather

If you’re getting ready for colder weather, the most common home maintenance projects have one common goal: reducing the workload of your thermostat. Colder weather makes nearly every part of your home work harder, from your HVAC systems to the plumbing, and you can ease their burden and your utility bills in a few ways.

There are some simple jobs you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency, like installing weatherstripping and changing your furnace filters. But if you don’t address your windows, you’ll be leaving out the largest source of heat transfer in your house.

Common Window Insulators for Cool Weather

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Each year you’ll see home improvement stores around Southern California start stocking the same winterization products in their shops: draft blockers, plastic window wrap, insulation and more. Although these products are certainly better insulators than nothing, they come with a number of disadvantages. For one, they’re short-term - meaning it’s a yearly project to buy them, put them up, and take them down when the weather changes again.

Because they’re supposed to be taken down after some time, this brings the second downside: they tend to be fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them fairly ineffective. With only tape or another adhesive keeping them in place, all that’s needed is a small nudge or a humid day to bring them down. And keep in mind, these temporary treatments typically look tacky or cut-rate, and nobody wants that in their home.

This brings us to the alternative: a window covering which is permanent, eye-catching, long-lasting, and gives your home the insulation that the temporary products never could. That window covering is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Southern California’s Best Insulating Window Covering

There’s no better way to decrease energy transfer through your windows than by choosing Polywood plantation shutters. With thermal protection that is able to block nearly 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer, these shutters are the best weatherproofing window treatments. Moreover, Polywood is completely moisture-proof, meaning it won’t suffer the same way those temporary products will when they encounter humidity.

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And unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters have an upscale, lasting style that you’ll be eager to flaunt, no matter the season. They also give you total control with easy to adjust louvers, so as the climate changes day to day, so can your degree of insulation.

Get A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Southern California

If you’re ready to meet the changing weather head-on Sunburst Shutters Southern CA is here to help. Arrange free design consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 888-611-2474 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this year the easiest your house has ever had.