How Window Shutters Help You Control Room Temperature
When closed, shutters become the next best barrier against Seattle’s wind and extreme temperatures – after your windows. Window treatments such as blinds, draperies, and shades block most of the temperature from the outdoors, but not all. And, when you need a sturdy window treatment that gives you a pleasant spot by the window, Polywood® shutters are your best product.
Polywood shutters are built from a synthetic polymer. Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than a similarl traditional wood shutter. As a matter of fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow and lessens heat transfer by 45.96%. This means energy savings for you – and full control over room temperature.
Your home’s heating and cooling system takes less time to work now that you’ve reduced the impact from the outside weather. When you want to bring in some of the light and be more exposed to the outside temperature, simply tilt the louvers and adjust them the way you’d like. Get even more window treatment temperature control. All you have to do is close your shutters completely.
How to Close Your Shutters for Maximum Temperature Control
There are two parts of your shutters that should be closed to seal off outside temperature: the louvers and the panels.
To properly close your Polywood shutter panels, swing them toward the window. As you move the panels into the shutter frame, make sure to interlock the pieces of weatherstripping 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 will fit into the "mouse hole," which is above the top louver. The best way to do that is to run your hand up the tilt rod, and push in as you go up. This is particularly 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.