When The Hartford Weather Cools Down - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Holly Perron This time of year, the weather cools down in Hartford. And when you get the first utility statement of the season, it’s time to find ways to decrease it. Insulating your windows contributes to your energy savings during the this season’s colder climate. Learn about these three ways you can insulate your windows for the upcoming drop in temperature in Hartford, CT. Traditional Sealing Kits It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in home improvement stores in the Hartford area. These sealing kits contain 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. However some homeowners shy away from this method when there’s a number of windows to cover. And when you insulate a window with shrink film, it means you can’t open it until spring. If these are challenges for you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a a more favorable choice. Polywood Shutters Made from synthetic wood, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the Hartford area. They insulate 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood reduces airflow by up to 45% and reduces the effects of temperature by 30°. The louver material, the shutter frame, and the weather stripping are what makes Polywood shutters the preferred choice for insulating your windows. Solar Gard Window Film You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to glass windows year round. It does not affect your window’s look like an insulating kit does. And a fantastic feature of Solar Gard is that you can open the window whenever you wish because the film is limited to the glass area, and not the frame. Solar Gard is especially convenient during Hartford’s cooler seasons because it decreases heat transfer through the window. Now the cool air doesn’t enter and the warmth of the room remains in the room. How To Order Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Hartford, CT It starts with our professionals bringing samples of Polywood shutters to your house so you can select the colors, the louver size, and the frame style you want. And we record the dimensions of your windows to ensure your new shutters seal off for maximum insulation while looking elegant. We’ll also present you with samples of Solar Gard, if the product is carried in your city. Call 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!