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

November 18, 2015

During these winter months, the weather cools down in Seattle. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, you’ll want some tips on how to decrease it. Insulating your windows contributes to your energy savings in the colder winter months.

Learn about these three ways you can insulate your windows for the upcoming drop in temperature in Seattle, Washington.

Traditional Sealing Kits

Weatherproofing kits are available in hardware stores in the Seattle area. They come with step-by-step information on how much of the film to cut, where to stick the tape, and how to shrink the film with a hairdryer. This decreases drafts and heat loss.

But some homeowners shy away from this method when there’s numerous windows to cover. And when you apply shrink film to a window, this means the window is closed until the spring season. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, including Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a better option.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Closed All The Way To Insulate The Windows For The Seattle Winter

Made from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the Seattle area. They block the effects of the weather 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and reduces the effects of temperature by 30°.

Third Party Test Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

The weather stripping, the shutter frame, and the louver material are what makes Polywood shutters the top option for insulating your home.

Solar Gard Window Film

Apply Solar Gard window film to your windows all year. It does not affect your window’s appearance, unlike insulating kits. And the thing people love about Solar Gard is the ability to open the window whenever you wish. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame.

Solar Gard is particularly beneficial during Seattle’s colder months because it blocks heat transfer through the window’s glass. Now the cold air stays out and the warmth of the room doesn’t leave.

How To Purchase Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Seattle, Washington

It starts with our professionals bringing samples of Polywood shutters to your home so you can choose the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size you desire. And we record the dimensions of your windows to ensure your new shutters close for complete insulation while looking charming. We’ll also present you with samples of Solar Gard, if the product is carried in your city.

Call 360-464-2277 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!