When closed, shutters become the next best barrier against Boston’s wind and variable temperatures – after your windows. Other window treatments such as shades, blinds, and draperies block most of the external temperature, but not all. And, when you need a sturdy window treatment that gives you a pleasant spot next to the window, Polywood® shutters are your best product.
We craft Polywood shutters from a synthetic polymer that insulates up to 70% better than a similar traditional wood shutter. In fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow and lessens heat transfer by 45.96%. This results in energy savings for your house – and complete control over room temperature.
The heating and cooling system in your residence takes less time to work now that you’ve insulated against the impact from the outside weather. If you want to bring in some of the effects of the external elements, simply slant the louvers open and adjust them to a preferred position. Get more window treatment temperature control by closing your shutters all the way.
How to Close Your Shutters for Optimal Temperature Control
There are two parts of your shutters that should be closed to seal off outside temperature: the panels and the louvers.
To close your Polywood shutter panels properly, swing them toward the window. As you move the panels into the shutter frame, check that the pieces of weatherstripping interlock along the vertical ends of your shutters.
To close your louvers properly, push the tilt rod toward the louvers and check that the top of the tilt rod fits into the "mouse hole," which is above the top louver. It is best to run your hand up the tilt rod, and push in as you go up. This is also true for taller shutters. Sometimes a little push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and doesn’t close gaps at the top.