Insulating Shutters Protect Hartford Homes All Year Long11/07/2016Holly Perron The seasons are starting to change in Hartford, which signals that it’s time to work on those projects around the house that you’ve been putting off. Aside from cleaning and sprucing up your house, now’s a great time to think about the ways in which the different weather can have an effect on your home in different ways, and what you can do to best equip your house for those changes.Whether you’re winterizing or 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 move through your house, managing that airflow with interior plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can benefit you no matter the season.How Changing Weather Affects Your HomeIf it’s time to start getting ready for colder weather, some of the best home maintenance projects have one common goal: making life easier for your thermostat. Cooler weather makes nearly every part of your home work more, from your HVAC systems to the pipes in your house, and you can lower the stress put on them as well as your monthly bills in multiple ways.There are some easy things you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, including replacing your furnace filters and putting in weatherstripping. But if you don’t confront your windows, you’re neglecting the number one source of energy loss in your house.Common Window Insulators for Cold Weather Every year you’ll see stores near Hartford beginning to carry the same winterization products on the shelves: draft blockers, plastic window wrap, insulation and more. While these products are certainly more effective than nothing, there are a number of disadvantages. For one, they’re short-term - which means it’s an annual project to purchase them, put them up, and remove them when the seasons change again.Because they’re made to be removed after some time, this brings the second downside: they tend to be fragile and come down easily, making them not terribly efficient. With only tape or another adhesive keeping them in place, it just takes a small nudge or a humid day to remove them. And let’s not forget, these temporary treatments tend to look tacky or cut-rate, and nobody needs that.This takes us to the alternative: a window covering which is lasting, gorgeous, incredibly durable, and gives your home the insulation that the temporary products could only dream about. That window treatment is Polywood® plantation shutters.Polywood Plantation Shutters: Hartford’s Best Insulating Window CoveringThere isn’t a better way to reduce heat transfer through your windows than by choosing Polywood plantation shutters. With thermal protection that blocks up to 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer, these shutters are the ultimate weatherproofing window treatments. Moreover, Polywood is completely moisture-proof, meaning it won’t suffer like those temporary window insulators will if confronted with humidity. And unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters have an upscale, lasting look that you’ll be proud to flaunt, no matter the season. The shutters also give you total control with easy to adjust louvers, so as the weather shifts day to day, so can your level of insulation.Choose A Truly Energy Efficient Window Covering, HartfordReady to meet the new season head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters Hartford is here to help. Arrange a free in-home consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 860-266-5459 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this season the simplest your home has ever had.