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Insulating Shutters Protect Boston Homes Year-Round

November 07, 2016
The weather is changing in Boston, which means it’s time for those projects around the house that you’ve been thinking about. In addition to doing cleanup and sprucing up your home, now’s the perfect time to think about how the different weather might affect your home in different ways, and how you can get your home ready for those changes.

From winterizing to spring cleaning, the spot where the changing weather could have the biggest impact is at your windows. Because they’re the main channels through which heat and light move into your house, controlling that flow with insulating plantation shutters is a home maintenance project that can benefit you year-round.

How Your Home Is Affected By Weather

If it’s time to start prepping for cooler weather, some of the best home improvement projects have one goal in common: helping your thermostat. Cooler weather makes nearly every part of your house work harder, from your HVAC systems to the pipes in your house, and you can ease their burden and your monthly bills in a number of ways.

There are some easy things you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency, including installing weatherstripping and changing your furnace filters. But if you don’t attend to your windows, you’ll be leaving out the primary source of heat loss in your house.

Common Window Insulators for Low Temperatures

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Every year it’s common to see home improvement stores around Boston start stocking the same winterizing items in their shops: draft blockers, plastic window wrap, insulation and more. While these items are certainly better insulators than nothing, they have some disadvantages. First, they’re not permanent - so it’s an annual chore to buy them, place them in your home, and take them down when the seasons change again.

Because they’re supposed to be taken down after some time, this brings the next downside: they’re often fragile and come down easily, making them not very effective. With only tape or something similar keeping them in place, it only needs a small nudge or a humid day to bring them down. And don’t forget, these temporary treatments tend to look gaudy or shoddy, and nobody wants that in their home.

That takes us to the alternative: a window treatment which is lasting, gorgeous, incredibly durable, and gives your home the insulating properties that those other products can’t. That window treatment is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Boston’s Best Insulating Window Treatment

There isn’t a better way to block heat transfer through your windows than with Polywood plantation shutters. With thermal protection that is able to block up to 30° of temperature and 45% of heat transfer, these shutters are the ultimate weatherproofing window treatments. Additionally, Polywood is 100% moisture-proof, meaning it doesn’t suffer the same way those temporary products do if confronted with humidity.

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In addition unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters have an upscale, enduring look that you’ll be eager to show off, no matter the weather. The shutters also give you total control with easy to adjust louvers, so as the temperature shifts each day, so can your level of insulation.

Get A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Boston

Ready to tackle the changing weather head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters Boston is ready to help. Arrange a free in-home consultation with a Sunburst pro by calling 781-352-2205 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this season the most comfortable your home has ever had.
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