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When The Boston Weather Cools Down - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

This time of year, the weather cools down in Boston. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, you’ll be looking for ways to scale it down. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy throughout the colder winter months.

Here are three ways you can insulate your windows against the cooling temperatures in Boston, MA.

Traditional Sealing Kits

It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in hardware stores in the Boston area. They contain step-by-step information on where to place the tape, the length of film to cut, and how to shrink the film with a blowdryer. This cuts down on heat loss from drafts.

However most homeowners find shrinkable window film a hassle if there are numerous 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 things concern you, insulating window treatments, including Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a preferred option.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Completely Closed To Insulate The Windows For The Boston Winter

Constructed from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment available in the Boston area. They insulate 70% better than a similar wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and deflects temperature by 30°.

Infrared Picture Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

The shutter frame, the louver material, and the weather stripping are what makes Polywood shutters the best solution for insulating your house.

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 the best part 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 very beneficial during Boston’s cooler seasons because it reduces heat transfer through the glass. Now the chill air remains out and the warmth of the room remains in the room.

How To Get Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Boston, MA

Easy! Our experts will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your house 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 make sure your new shutters seal off for total insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also show you samples of Solar Gard window film, if the product is carried in your city.

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