When closed, shutters become the next best barricade against Kingsport’s wind and extreme temperatures – after your windows. Window treatments such as blinds, draperies, and shades block most of the temperature from outside, not all. And, when you need a quality-made window treatment that gives you a pleasant seat by the window, Polywood® shutters are the optimal choice.
We make Polywood shutters from a synthetic polymer that insulates up to 70% better than a similar traditional wood shutter. As a matter of fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks up to 30 degrees of airflow and reduces heat transfer by 45.96%. This translates into energy savings for your house – and total control over room temperature.
Your home’s heating and cooling system won’t have to work so hard now that you’ve insulated against the impact from the weather outside. If you want to bring in some of the light and be more exposed to the outside temperature, simply tilt the louvers open and adjust them the way you’d like. Get even more window treatment temperature control. All you have to do is close your shutters properly.
How to Close Your Shutters for Maximum Temperature Control
Two parts of your shutters need to be closed to seal off external temperature: the panels and the louvers.
To properly close your Polywood shutter panels, 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 properly close your louvers, push the tilt rod toward the louvers, making sure the top of the tilt rod will fit into the “mouse hole” just above the top louver. The best way to do that is to run your hand up the tilt rod, and push in as you go up. This is also true for taller shutters. Sometimes a soft push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and leaves gaps at the top.