When The Detroit Weather Gets Colder - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Steve Hill Every year around this time, the weather cools in Detroit. And when you get the first utility statement of the season, you’ll be looking for ways to scale it down. Insulating your windows goes a long way toward saving energy throughout the colder winter months. Learn about these 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 hardware stores in the Detroit area. These sealing kits come with step-by-step information on how much of the film to cut, where to stick the tape, and how to shrink the film with a hairdryer. This decreases heat loss from drafts. However most homeowners shy away from this method if there are a number of windows to cover. And when you apply shrink film to a window, this means you can’t open it until the weather warms up. If these things concern you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a preferred option. Polywood Shutters Made from synthetic wood, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment money can buy in the Detroit area. They block the effects of the weather 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood decreases airflow by up to 45% and blocks temperature by 30°. The shutter frame, the louver material, and the weather stripping make Polywood shutters the preferred option for insulating your home. Solar Gard Window Film You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to the window pane through every season. It has no impact on your window’s look, unlike insulating kits. And a fantastic feature of Solar Gard is the ability 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’s colder months 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 house so you can select 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 seal off 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. Call 248-429-9294 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!