Insulating Shutters Protect Colorado Springs Homes Year-Round11/07/2016Gary Harding The seasons are starting to change in Colorado Springs, which means it’s time to start on those projects around the house that you’ve been thinking about. In addition to doing cleanup and basic fixes around your home, now’s the time to think about how the new season may affect your house in different ways, and what you can do to get your home ready for those changes. Whether you’re winterizing or spring cleaning, the place where the changing weather might have the greatest effect is at your windows. Because they’re the primary channels through which light and heat come through your house, managing that flow with insulating plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can help you no matter the season. How Your Home Is Affected By Weather If you’re getting ready for colder weather, some of the best home improvement projects have one common goal: making life easier for your thermostat. Colder weather makes nearly 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 utilities in a few ways. There are some easy tasks you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency, such as putting in weatherstripping and changing your furnace filters. But unless you address your windows, you’re skipping over the number one source of energy transfer in your house. Common Window Insulators for Cool Weather Around this time every year we see stores around Colorado Springs advertising the same winterizing items in their aisles: DIY insulators, draft blockers, plastic window wrap, and beyond. Although these products are certainly more effective than nothing, there are some disadvantages. First, they’re temporary - so it’s a yearly project to buy them, put them up, and take them down when the seasons change again. Since they’re made to be taken down after some time, this brings the second drawback: they’re often fragile and come down easily, making them not very effective. With only tape or something similar keeping them in place, all it takes is a tiny nudge or a humid day to dislodge them. And keep in mind, these temporary treatments tend to look gaudy or cut-rate, and nobody needs that in their home. That takes us to the alternative: a window covering which is lasting, gorgeous, resilient, and offers the insulation that those other products could only dream about. That window covering is Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood Plantation Shutters: Colorado Springs’s Best Insulating Window Treatment There isn’t a more effective way to reduce heat transfer through your windows than by installing Polywood plantation shutters. With thermal protection that blocks nearly 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer, these shutters are the ultimate weatherproofing window treatments. What’s more, Polywood is 100% waterproof, so it won’t be affected like those temporary products will when they encounter humidity. And unlike other common winterizing products, plantation shutters have an elegant, lasting look that you’ll be eager to show off, no matter the season. The shutters also give you total control with easily adjustable louvers, so as the climate shifts day to day, so can your level of insulation. Choose A Truly Energy Efficient Window Covering, Colorado Springs Ready to tackle the changing weather head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs is ready with the assist. Schedule an in-home design consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 303-625-6431 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this season the simplest your home has ever had.