When closed, shutters become the next best barrier against Southern California’s wind and extreme temperatures – after your windows. Window treatments such as blinds, shades, and draperies block most of the external temperature, not all. And, when you need a sturdy window treatment that gives you a pleasant seat next to the window, Polywood® shutters are the optimal product.
We build Polywood shutters from a synthetic polymer. Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than an equivalent traditional wood shutter. In fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow and reduces heat transfer by 45.96%. This results in energy savings for your wallet – and complete control over room temperature.
Your home’s HVAC system takes less time to work now that you’ve reduced most of the impact from the weather outside. When you want to bring in some of the effects of the external elements, simply move the louvers open and adjust them to how you’d like them. You can get more window treatment temperature control by closing your shutters properly.
How to Close Your Shutters for Complete Temperature Control
There are two parts of your shutters that ought to be closed to seal off outdoor temperature: the louvers and the panels.
To properly close your Polywood shutter panels, swing them toward the window. As you push the panels into the shutter frame, ensure that the pieces of weatherstripping interlock along the vertical ends of your shutters.
To properly close your louvers, push the tilt rod toward the louvers and check that the top of the tilt rod fits into the “mouse hole” just above the top louver. Do this by running your hand up the tilt rod, pushing in as you go. This is also true for taller shutters. Sometimes a soft push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and doesn’t close gaps at the top.