When The Colorado Springs Weather Cools Down - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Gary Harding Every year around this time, the weather sees a drop in temperatures in Colorado Springs. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, you’ll want some tips on how to cut it down. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy during the this season’s colder climate. Learn about these three ways you can insulate your windows in preparation for the colder weather in Colorado Springs, CO. Traditional Sealing Kits It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in hardware stores in the Colorado Springs area. They include instructions on where to stick the tape, the amount of film to cut, and the best way to shrink the film. This reduces drafts and heat loss. But some homeowners look for alternatives to weatherproofing kits if there are multiple windows to weatherproof. And when you apply shrink film to a window, this seals off any access to the window until spring. If these are challenges for you, insulating window treatments, such as Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a a more favorable option. Polywood Shutters Crafted from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment available in the Colorado Springs area. They block the effects of the weather 70% better than a similar wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and reduces the effects of temperature by 30°. The weather stripping, the shutter frame, and the louver material are what makes Polywood shutters the top solution for insulating your home. Solar Gard Window Film Apply Solar Gard window film to the window pane all year. It has no impact on your window’s appearance, which is not the case with insulating kits. And a fantastic feature of Solar Gard is that you can open the window whenever you wish. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame. Solar Gard is particularly beneficial during Colorado Springs’s cooler seasons because it decreases heat transfer through the window. This means the cool air remains out and the warmer temperature of the room remains in the room. How To Buy Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Colorado Springs, CO Simple! Our specialists will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your home so you can select the colors, the louver size, and the frame style you desire. And we measure your windows so that your new shutters close for complete insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also present you with samples of Solar Gard, if the product is offered in your city. Call 303-625-6431 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!