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Insulating Shutters Protect Kingsport Homes All Year Long

November 07, 2016
The weather is changing in Kingsport, which signals that it’s time to work on those seasonal projects that you’ve been putting off. Beyond just doing cleanup and sprucing up your home, now’s the perfect 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 may have the greatest effect is at your windows. Since they’re the primary conduits through which light and heat come through your house, managing that airflow with interior plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can benefit you no matter the season.

How Your Home Is Affected By Weather

If it’s time to start getting ready for colder weather, 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 systems to the plumbing, and you can ease their burden and your utility bills in multiple ways.

There are some simple things you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, such as swapping out your furnace filters and adding weatherstripping. But if you don’t address your windows, you’ll be leaving out the biggest source of heat loss in your home.

Common Window Insulators for Cool Weather

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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. First off, they’re temporary - meaning it’s a yearly project to buy them, put them up, and remove them once the temperature changes again.

Because they’re made to be taken down after some time, this brings the second downside: they’re usually fragile and come down easily, making them somewhat ineffective. With just 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 tacky 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 those other 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 by installing 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 moisture-proof, which means it won’t be affected the same way those temporary window insulators will when confronted with humidity.

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Additionally, unlike other common winterizing products, plantation shutters have an upscale, lasting look that you’ll be eager to flaunt, no matter what time of year it is. The easy to adjust louvers give you complete control, so as the temperature 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. Set up free design consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 276-685-5343 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this season the coziest your house has ever had.
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