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When The Detroit Weather Gets Colder - And The Steps You Can Take To Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

This time of year, the weather cools in Detroit. And when you get the first utility statement of the season, you’ll be looking for ways to reduce it. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy during the cooler temperatures of winter.

Here are three ways to insulate your windows for the upcoming drop in temperature in Detroit, MI.

Traditional Sealing Kits

Weatherproofing kits are a familiar sight in grocery stores in the Detroit area. These sealing kits include step-by-step information on where to place the tape, the length of film to cut, and how to shrink the film with a blowdryer. This decreases heat loss from drafts.

But more and more homeowners shy away from this method if there are numerous windows to cover. And when you apply shrink film to a window, this means the window is closed until spring. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a preferred option.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Closed Tightly To Insulate The Windows For The Detroit Winter

Made from synthetic wood, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment money can buy in the Detroit area. They insulate 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and blocks temperature by 30°.

Third Party Test Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

The louver material, the shutter frame, and the weather stripping make Polywood shutters the top solution for insulating your home.

Solar Gard Window Film

You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to glass windows twelve months a year. It does not affect your window’s look, unlike insulating kits. And the best part of Solar Gard is the option to open the window whenever you wish. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame.

Solar Gard is especially convenient during Detroit winters because it decreases heat transfer through the window’s glass. Now the chill air remains out and the warmth of the room remains in the room.

How To Buy Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Detroit, MI

It starts with our professionals bringing samples of Polywood shutters to your residence so you can pick the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size that fits your style. And we record the dimensions of your windows to ensure your new shutters shut for total insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also show you samples of Solar Gard window film, if the product is available in your area.

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