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When The Hartford Weather Cools - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

This time of year, the weather cools down in Hartford. And when you get the first utility statement of the season, you’ll want some tips on how to cut it down. Insulating your windows contributes to your energy savings in the season’s colder climate.

Explore these three ways to insulate your windows for the upcoming drop in temperature in Hartford, CT.

Traditional Sealing Kits

Weatherproofing kits are a familiar sight in grocery stores in the Hartford area. They contain instructions on where to place the tape, the length of film to cut, and how to shrink the film with a blowdryer. This cuts down on drafts and heat loss.

Yet some homeowners shy away from this method when they have a number of windows to insulate. And when you apply shrink film to a window, this means you can’t open it until the weather warms up. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a better choice.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Closed Tightly To Insulate The Windows For The Hartford Winter

Constructed from a wood polymer, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the Hartford area. They shield against external conditions 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood decreases airflow by up to 45% and reduces the effects of temperature by 30°.

Third Party Test Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

The weather stripping, the shutter frame, and the louver material combine to make Polywood shutters the best solution for insulating your house.

Solar Gard Window Film

Apply Solar Gard window film to the window pane year round. It doesn’t change the look of your window, which is not the case with insulating kits. And the thing people love about Solar Gard is the ability to open the window at any time because the film is limited to the glass area, and not the frame.

Solar Gard is very beneficial during Hartford’s cooler seasons because it decreases heat transfer through the glass. This way, the cold air stays out and the heat of the room doesn’t leave.

How To Buy Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Hartford, CT

Easy! Our experts will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your residence so you can choose the louver size, the frame style, and the colors that fits your style. And we record the dimensions of your windows to make sure your new shutters shut for complete insulation while looking charming. We’ll also show you samples of Solar Gard window film, if the product is carried in your region.

Call 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!