Insulating Shutters Help Kingsport Homes All Year Long11/07/2016Jacob Hayes The weather is starting to change in Kingsport, which signals that it’s time to work on those seasonal projects that you’ve been putting off. Beyond just cleaning and sprucing up your home, now’s a great time to think about the ways in which the new weather might affect your home in other ways, and how you can prepare your house for those changes. From winterizing to spring cleaning, the place where the changing weather might have the greatest effect is at your windows. Since they’re the primary conduits through which light and heat move through your house, managing that airflow with interior plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can help you no matter the season. How Your Home Is Affected By Weather If it’s time to start getting ready for fall or winter, some of the best home improvement projects have the same goal: reducing the workload of your thermostat. Colder weather makes nearly every part of your home work more, from your heating and air conditioning systems to the plumbing, and you can ease their burden and your utility bills in a few ways. There are some simple jobs you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency, such as changing your furnace filters and adding weatherstripping. But if you don’t address your windows, you’ll be neglecting the biggest source of heat loss in your home. Common Window Insulators for Cool Weather Every year it’s common to see home improvement stores near Kingsport start stocking the same winterization products in their shops: draft blockers, plastic window wrap, insulation and more. While these products are certainly better insulators than nothing, there are a number of downsides. For one, they’re temporary - meaning it’s a yearly project to buy them, place them in your home, and remove them once the temperature changes again. Because they’re supposed to be taken down after some time, this brings the second drawback: they tend to be fragile and come down easily, making them somewhat ineffective. With only tape or something similar keeping them in place, all that’s needed is a small nudge or a humid day to dislodge them. And keep in mind, these temporary treatments tend to look gaudy or shoddy, and nobody needs that in their home. This takes us to the alternative: a window covering that’s lasting, eye-catching, incredibly durable, and gives your home the insulation that the temporary products could only dream about. That alternative is Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood Plantation Shutters: Kingsport’s Most Effective Insulating Window Covering There’s no better way to decrease heat transfer through your windows than with Polywood plantation shutters. With thermal protection that is able to block up to 30° of temperature and 45% of heat transfer, these shutters are the ultimate weatherproofing window treatments. Additionally, Polywood is completely waterproof, so it won’t be affected the same way those temporary window insulators will when confronted with humidity. In addition unlike other common winterizing products, plantation shutters carry an upscale, lasting look that you’ll be eager to flaunt, no matter the season. The easy to adjust louvers give you complete control, so as the climate shifts each day, so can your level of insulation. Get A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Kingsport Ready to meet the changing weather head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters Kingsport is ready with the assist. Schedule free design consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 276-378-7422 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this season the coziest your house has ever had.