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Insulating Shutters Improve Las Vegas Homes All Year Long

November 07, 2016
The weather is starting to change in Las Vegas, which means it’s time for those seasonal projects that you’ve been putting off. Beyond just cleaning and basic fixes around your home, now’s the time to think about how the changing season might impact your home in different ways, and how you can best equip your house for those changes.

From winterizing to spring cleaning, the spot where the changing weather might have the greatest effect is at your windows. Because they’re the main channels through which light and heat pass into your home, controlling that airflow with insulating plantation shutters is a home maintenance project that can help you year-round.

How Weather Affects Your Home And Utilities

If it’s time to start prepping for colder weather, some of the best home improvement projects have one goal in common: helping your thermostat. Lower temperatures make almost 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 utilities in a number of ways.

There are some simple things you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, like installing weatherstripping and changing your furnace filters. But if you don’t address your windows, you’ll be leaving out the largest source of heat transfer in your home.

Common Window Insulators for Cold Weather

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Every year it’s common to see home improvement stores around Las Vegas advertising the same winterization items on the shelves: draft blockers, plastic window wrap, insulation and more. Although these products are definitely more effective than nothing, they have a number of downsides. First, they’re short-term - which means it’s a yearly project to buy them, install them, and take them down once the temperature changes again.

Because they’re supposed to be taken down after some time, this brings the second downside: they’re often fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them fairly inefficient. With simply tape or something similar holding them in place, all that’s needed is a tiny nudge or a humid day to dislodge them. And don’t forget, these temporary treatments typically look gaudy or cheap, and nobody needs that.

This brings us to the alternative: a window covering which is lasting, stunning, resilient, and offers the insulating properties that those other products can’t. That window covering is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Las Vegas’s Most Effective Insulating Window Covering

There’s no more effective way to decrease energy transfer through your windows than by choosing Polywood plantation shutters. Polywood is the best weatherproofing material, able to block nearly 30° of temperature and 45% of heat transfer. Moreover, Polywood is 100% waterproof, so it doesn’t be affected the same way those temporary products do when confronted with humidity.

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In addition unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters offer an upscale, lasting look that you’ll be proud to show off, no matter the weather. The shutters also give you total control with easy to adjust louvers, so as the weather shifts each day, so can your degree of insulation.

Choose A Truly Energy Efficient Window Covering, Las Vegas

Ready to tackle the changing weather head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas is ready to help. Arrange a free in-home consultation with a Sunburst pro by calling 702-850-6619 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this year the simplest your house has ever had.
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