How Window Shutters Give You Control Over Room Temperature Closed shutters are the next best barrier against the extreme temperature and wind in Destin, coming right after windows. Window treatments such as blinds, shades, and draperies block most of the temperature from the outdoors, but not all. And, when you need a quality-made window treatment that gives you a comfortable spot next to the window, Polywood® shutters are the preferred choice. We build Polywood shutters from a synthetic polymer. Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than a comparable traditional wood shutter. As a matter of fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks up to 30 degrees of airflow and reduces heat transfer by 45.96%. This means energy savings for your home – and complete control over room temperature. Your home’s HVAC system will work faster now that you have blocked off most of the impact from the outside weather. If you want to let in some of the effects of the external elements, just move the louvers open and adjust them to a preferred position. You can get more window treatment temperature control. Simply follow the instructions below to close your shutters all the way. How to Close Your Shutters for Complete Temperature Control There are two parts of your shutters that should 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 move the panels into the shutter frame, make sure to interlock the pieces of weatherstripping along the vertical ends of your shutters. To properly close your louvers, push the tilt rod toward the louvers, making sure 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, and push in as you go up. This is particularly true for taller shutters. Sometimes a soft push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and can leave gaps at the top.