Insulating Shutters Help Destin Homes Year-Round11/07/2016Eric Ramsey The weather is beginning to change in Destin, which means it’s time to start on those home improvement projects that you’ve been thinking about. Aside from doing cleanup and basic fixes around your house, now’s a great time to think about the ways in which the changing season may affect your home in different ways, and what you can do to get your home ready for those changes. No matter what season is around the corner, the part of your home where the changing weather may have the greatest effect is at your windows. Since they’re the main conduits through which heat and light come through your home, managing that flow with insulating plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can benefit you no matter the season. How Weather Affects Your Home And Utilities If you’re getting ready for fall or winter, some of the best home improvement projects have the same goal: helping your thermostat. Lower temperatures make nearly every part of your house work more, from your heating systems to the plumbing, and you can lower the stress put on them as well as your utility bills in a number of ways. There are some simple jobs you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency, such as swapping out your furnace filters and adding weatherstripping. But if you don’t confront your windows, you’re skipping over the largest source of energy transfer in your home. Common Window Insulators for Cold Weather Every year you’ll see home improvement stores near Destin start stocking the same winterization items in their shops: draft blockers, plastic window wrap, insulation and more. While these items are certainly more effective than nothing, there are some disadvantages. First off, they’re short-term - which means it’s an annual project to purchase them, put them up, and take them down once the temperature changes again. Because they’re supposed to be taken down after some time, this brings the next drawback: they tend to be fragile and come down easily, making them not terribly effective. With just tape or something similar keeping them in place, all it takes is a small bump or a humid day to dislodge them. And keep in mind, these temporary treatments typically look gaudy or shoddy, and nobody needs that. This takes us to the alternative: a window treatment which is lasting, gorgeous, long-lasting, and offers the insulating properties that those other products could only dream about. That alternative is Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood Plantation Shutters: Destin’s Most Effective Window Insulator There isn’t a more efficient way to reduce energy transfer through your windows than by choosing Polywood plantation shutters. Polywood is the best weatherproofing material, able to block up to 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer. What’s more, Polywood is completely waterproof, which means it won’t be affected the same way those temporary products will if confronted with humidity. And unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters carry an upscale, lasting look that you’ll be eager to flaunt, no matter what time of year it is. The shutters also give you total control with easy to adjust louvers, so as the weather changes each day, so can your level of insulation. Choose A Truly Energy Efficient Window Covering, Destin Ready to meet the changing weather head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters Destin is ready with the assist. Schedule a free in-home consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 850-203-0419 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this season the coziest your home has ever had.