Insulating Shutters Improve Las Vegas Homes All Year Long11/07/2016Darik Neilson 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 have an effect on your home in different ways, and how you can prepare your house for those changes. Whether you’re winterizing or spring cleaning, the spot where the changing weather might have the greatest effect is at your windows. Because they’re the main ways 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 all year long. How Weather Affects Your Home And Utilities If it’s time to start preparing for colder weather, some of the best home improvement projects have one common goal: helping your thermostat. Cooler weather makes 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, including installing weatherstripping and changing your furnace filters. But if you don’t address your windows, you’ll be neglecting the largest source of heat transfer in your home. Common Window Insulators for Cold Weather Every year it’s common to see home improvement stores around Las Vegas advertising the same winterization items in their aisles: draft blockers, plastic window wrap, insulation and more. Though it’s true that these products are definitely more effective than nothing, there are a number of disadvantages. First, they’re short-term - so 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 drawback: 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 remember, these temporary treatments usually look gaudy or cheap, and nobody needs that. This brings us to the alternative: a window covering which is lasting, stunning, long-lasting, and offers the insulating properties that those other products can’t. That window treatment is Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood Plantation Shutters: Las Vegas’s Most Effective Insulating Window Covering There’s no more effective way to reduce 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. Additionally, unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters offer an upscale, enduring 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 an in-home design 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.