When The Boston Weather Cools Down - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Holly Perron This time of year, the weather cools down in Boston. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, it’s time to find ways to reduce it. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy throughout the colder winter months. Here are three ways to insulate your windows in preparation for the colder weather in Boston, MA. Traditional Sealing Kits It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in grocery stores in the Boston area. These sealing kits contain a guide on how much of the film to cut, where to stick the tape, and how to shrink the film with a hairdryer. This cuts down on heat loss from drafts. But more and more homeowners shy away from this method if there are a number of windows to insulate. And when you apply shrink film to a window, this seals off any access to the window until the weather warms up. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, including Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a preferred option. Polywood Shutters Crafted from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment available in the Boston area. They insulate 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and deflects temperature by 30°. The louver material, the shutter frame, and the weather stripping make Polywood shutters the best solution for insulating your windows. Solar Gard Window Film Apply Solar Gard window film to glass windows through every season. It doesn’t change your window’s look, which is not the case with insulating kits. And a fantastic feature of Solar Gard is the option to open the window any time you want because the film is limited to the glass area, and not the frame. Solar Gard is particularly convenient during Boston winters because it reduces heat transfer through the glass. Now the chill air stays out and the heat of the room remains in the room. How To Order Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Boston, MA Simple! Our specialists will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your residence so you can choose the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size you desire. And we note the length and width of your windows to ensure your new shutters shut for total insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also show you samples of Solar Gard window film, if the product is offered in your region. Call 781-352-2205 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!