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Insulating Shutters Protect Destin Homes Year-Round

November 07, 2016
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 weather 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 move through your home, managing that flow with insulating plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can benefit you no matter the season.

How Changing Weather Affects Your Home

If you’re getting ready for fall or winter, some of the best home improvement projects have the same goal: reducing the workload of your thermostat. Cooler weather makes 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 monthly bills in a number of ways.

There are some simple things 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 attend to your windows, you’re skipping over the largest source of energy transfer in your home.

Common Window Insulators for Cold Weather

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Every year you’ll see home improvement stores near Destin beginning to carry the same winterization items in their shops: draft blockers, plastic window wrap, insulation and more. While these items are certainly more effective than nothing, they have some downsides. First off, they’re not permanent - which means it’s a yearly 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 downside: they’re usually fragile and come down easily, making them not terribly effective. With only tape or something similar keeping them in place, it only needs a small bump or a humid day to dislodge them. And keep in mind, these temporary treatments typically look gaudy or cut-rate, 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 Insulating Window Treatment

There isn’t a more efficient way to reduce energy transfer through your windows than by choosing Polywood plantation shutters. With thermal protection that blocks nearly 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer, these shutters are the ultimate weatherproofing window treatments. Moreover, Polywood is completely waterproof, so it won’t be affected the same way those temporary products will if confronted with humidity.

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And unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters have an upscale, enduring look that you’ll be eager to flaunt, no matter the season. 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

If you’re ready to meet the changing weather head-on 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.
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