How Window Shutters Give You Control Over Room Temperature Closed shutters are the next best barrier against the variable temperature and wind in Detroit, coming right after windows. Other window treatments such as blinds, shades, and draperies block most of the temperature from outside, not all. And, when you need a sturdy window treatment that gives you a cozy spot next to the window, Polywood® shutters are your best choice. We build 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 diminishes heat transfer by 45.96%. This translates into energy savings for you – and complete room temperature control. The heating and cooling system in your residence takes less time to work since you’ve now blocked off 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. Simply follow the instructions below to close your shutters properly. 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 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, make sure to interlock the pieces of weatherstripping 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 small push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and leaves gaps at the top.