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Insulating Shutters Help Atlanta Homes Year-Round

November 07, 2016
The weather is starting to change in Atlanta, which signals that it’s time to start on those home improvement projects that you’ve been thinking about. Beyond just cleaning and basic fixes around your house, now’s the time to think about how the changing weather might impact your house in other ways, and what you can do to best equip your house for those changes.

From winterizing to spring cleaning, the part of your home where the changing weather might have the greatest effect is at your windows. Since they’re the primary conduits through which light and heat come into your home, controlling that flow with interior plantation shutters is a home maintenance project that can help you all year long.

How Changing Weather Affects Your Home

If it’s time to start getting ready for colder weather, the most common home improvement projects have one common goal: making life easier for 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 ease their burden and your utility bills in multiple ways.

There are some simple things you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency, including installing weatherstripping and replacing your furnace filters. But unless you confront your windows, you’re leaving out the largest source of heat transfer in your home.

Common Window Insulators for Cold Weather

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Every year we see stores around Atlanta start stocking the same winterizing products on the shelves: draft blockers, plastic window wrap, insulation and more. Though it’s true that these items are certainly better than nothing, they have some disadvantages. First, they’re short-term - so it’s an annual chore to buy them, place them in your home, and remove them once the temperature changes again.

Since they’re made to be taken down after some time, this brings the next issue: they tend to be fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them not terribly efficient. With simply tape or another adhesive holding them in place, it only needs a slight nudge or a humid day to dislodge them. And don’t forget, these temporary treatments usually look gaudy or cut-rate, and nobody needs that.

That takes us to the alternative: a window covering which is permanent, gorgeous, resilient, and gives your home the insulating properties that those other products never could. That window treatment is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Atlanta’s Best Insulating Window Covering

There isn’t a more effective way to block energy transfer through your windows than with Polywood plantation shutters. With thermal protection that is able to block nearly 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer, these shutters are the ultimate weatherproofing window treatments. Moreover, Polywood is completely waterproof, which means it doesn’t suffer like those temporary window insulators do if they encounter humidity.

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And unlike other common winterizing products, plantation shutters carry an upscale, enduring style that you’ll be proud to flaunt, no matter the season. The easily adjustable louvers give you total control, so as the temperature changes each day, so can your degree of insulation.

Choose A Truly Energy Efficient Window Covering, Atlanta

If you’re ready to meet the new season head-on Sunburst Shutters Atlanta is here to help. Schedule free design consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 404-962-8517 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this season the easiest your home has ever had.
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