How Window Shutters Allow You to Control Room Temperature
When closed, shutters become the next best barricade against Hartford’s wind and extreme temperatures – after your windows. Other window treatments such as blinds, draperies, and shades block most of the external temperature, but not all. And, when you need a quality-made window treatment that gives you a cozy seat next to the window, Polywood® shutters are your best product.
Polywood shutters are crafted from a synthetic polymer. Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than a comparable traditional wood shutter. As a matter of fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow and lessens heat transfer by 45.96%. This means energy savings for you – and full control over room temperature.
Your home’s HVAC system will work faster now that you’ve blocked off most of the impact from the weather outside. If you want to feel some of the light and be more exposed to the outside temperature, simply tilt the louvers and adjust them to a preferred position. You can get even more window treatment temperature control by closing your shutters properly.
How to Close Your Shutters for Complete Temperature Control
Two parts of your shutters ought to be closed to seal off outside temperature: the louvers and the panels.
To close your Polywood shutter panels properly, swing them toward the window. As you push the panels into the shutter frame, check 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 and make sure the top of the tilt rod will fit into the "mouse hole," which is above the top louver. It is best to run your hand up the tilt rod, and push in as you go up. This is also true for taller shutters: sometimes a small push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and can leave gaps at the top.