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Insulating Shutters Help Detroit Homes All Year Long

November 07, 2016
The weather is changing in Detroit, which signals that it’s time to work on those home improvement projects that you’ve had planned. Aside from cleaning and sprucing up your home, now’s a great time to think about how the new season can affect your house in other ways, and what you can do to prepare your house for those changes.

Whether you’re winterizing or spring cleaning, the part of your home where the changing weather may have the biggest impact is at your windows. Since they’re the main conduits through which light and heat move into your house, managing that flow with interior plantation shutters is a home maintenance project that can help you no matter the season.

How Changing Weather Affects Your Home

If you’re prepping for fall or winter, the most common home maintenance projects have one goal in common: helping your thermostat. Colder weather makes nearly every part of your house work more, from your heating systems to the pipes in your house, and you can ease their burden and your monthly bills in multiple ways.

There are some easy things you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency, such as replacing your furnace filters and adding weatherstripping. But unless you confront your windows, you’re leaving out the largest source of heat transfer in your home.

Common Window Insulators for Cold Weather

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Around this time every year we see home improvement stores near Detroit advertising the same winterization items on the shelves: plastic window wrap, DIY insulation, draft blockers, and so on. While these items are definitely more effective than nothing, they come with some disadvantages. First off, they’re not permanent - so it’s an annual chore to purchase them, put them up, and remove them when the weather changes again.

Because they’re made to be taken down after some time, this brings the next issue: they’re usually fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them somewhat ineffective. With simply tape or another adhesive keeping them in place, it only needs a small nudge or a humid day to bring them down. And keep in mind, these temporary treatments usually look gaudy or shoddy, and nobody needs that in their home.

This takes us to the alternative: a window treatment which is lasting, gorgeous, long-lasting, and offers the insulating properties that the temporary products can’t. That window covering is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Detroit’s Best Window Insulator

There isn’t a better way to decrease heat transfer through your windows than by installing Polywood plantation shutters. With thermal protection that is able to block nearly 30° of temperature and 45% of heat transfer, these shutters are the best weatherproofing window treatments. What’s more, Polywood is completely waterproof, so it doesn’t be affected like those temporary window insulators do if they encounter humidity.

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And unlike other common winterizing products, plantation shutters carry an upscale, timeless look that you’ll be eager to flaunt, no matter the weather. They also give you total control with easily adjustable louvers, so as the weather changes day to day, so can your level of insulation.

Choose A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Detroit

Ready to meet the changing weather head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters Detroit is ready to help. Schedule free design consultation with a Sunburst pro by calling 248-429-9294 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this year the simplest your house has ever had.