When The Kingsport Weather Gets Colder - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Jacob Hayes This time of year, the weather gets colder in Kingsport. And when the first energy bill of the season arrives, it’s time to find ways to cut it down. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy throughout the colder winter months. Learn about these three ways to insulate your windows for the upcoming drop in temperature in Kingsport, TN. Traditional Sealing Kits Weatherproofing kits are available in home improvement stores in the Kingsport area. Store-bought sealing kits come with a guide 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. But most homeowners find shrinkable window film a hassle if there are multiple windows to insulate. And insulating a window with shrink film means the window is closed until the weather warms up. If these are challenges for you, insulating window treatments, such as Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a better choice. Polywood Shutters Constructed from synthetic wood, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment money can buy in the Kingsport area. They insulate 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood decreases airflow by up to 45% and reduces the effects of temperature by 30°. The shutter frame, the louver material, and the weather stripping are what makes Polywood shutters the top solution for insulating your home. Solar Gard Window Film Apply Solar Gard window film to glass windows year round. It does not affect your window’s look like an insulating kit does. And the thing people love about Solar Gard is the ability to open the window whenever you wish since the film doesn’t cover the edges. Solar Gard is particularly convenient during Kingsport’s colder months because it blocks heat transfer through the window’s glass. This way, the cold air stays out and the heat of the room stays...well...in the room. How To Purchase Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Kingsport, TN Easy! Our experts will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your residence so you can choose the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size you desire. And we measure your windows so that your new shutters seal off for maximum insulation while looking elegant. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is offered in your region. Call 276-685-5343 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!