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When The Southern California Weather Gets Colder - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

This time of year, the weather gets colder in Southern California. And when the first energy bill of the season arrives, it’s time to find ways to cut it down. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy throughout the cooler temperatures of winter.

Learn about these three ways you can insulate your windows in preparation for the colder weather in Southern California.

Traditional Sealing Kits

Weatherproofing kits are a familiar sight in grocery stores in the Southern California area. These sealing kits include step-by-step information on where to stick the tape, the amount of film to cut, and the best way to shrink the film. This cuts down on drafts and heat loss.

However more and more homeowners shy away from this method when there’s a number of windows to cover. And insulating a window with shrink film 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 a more favorable choice.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Completely Closed To Insulate The Windows For The Southern California Winter

Crafted from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment money can buy in the Southern California area. They insulate 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°.

Infrared Picture Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

The louver material, the shutter frame, and the weather stripping make Polywood shutters the top option for insulating your home.

Solar Gard Window Film

Apply Solar Gard window film to glass windows year round. It has no impact on your window’s appearance, unlike insulating kits. And a fantastic feature of Solar Gard is the ability to open the window whenever you wish because the film is limited to the glass area, and not the frame.

Solar Gard is particularly beneficial during Southern California’s cooler seasons because it reduces heat transfer through the glass. This way, the cooler air doesn’t enter and the heat of the room doesn’t leave.

How To Buy Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Southern California

It starts with our professionals bringing samples of Polywood shutters to your residence so you can choose the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size that fits your style. And we measure your windows so that your new shutters close for total insulation while looking elegant. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is offered in your region.

Call 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!