Closed shutters are the next best defence against the variable temperature and wind in Detroit, coming right after windows. Window treatments such as blinds, shades, and draperies block most of the external temperature, not all. And, where a sturdy window treatment means the difference between a comfortable spot by the window and one that’s not, Polywood® shutters are your best choice.
We make Polywood shutters from a synthetic polymer that insulates up to 70% better than an equivalent traditional wood shutter. As a matter of fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks up to 30 degrees of airflow and lessens heat transfer by 45.96%. This results in energy savings for you – and total room temperature control.
Your home’s HVAC system takes less time to work now that you have insulated against the impact from the outside weather. When you want to feel some of the light and be more exposed to the outside temperature, simply tilt the louvers and adjust them the way you’d like. You can get more window treatment temperature control. All you have to do is close your shutters properly.
How to Close Your Shutters for Complete Temperature Control
There are two parts of your shutters that ought to be closed to seal off outdoor temperature: the panels and the louvers.
To close your Polywood shutter panels properly, swing them toward the window. As you push the panels into the shutter frame, ensure that the pieces of weatherstripping interlock along the vertical ends of your shutters.
To close your louvers properly, push the tilt rod toward the louvers, making sure the top of the tilt rod fits into the "mouse hole," which is above the top louver. It is best to run your hand up the tilt rod, pushing in as you go. This is particularly true for taller shutters: sometimes a soft push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and leaves gaps at the top.