How Window Shutters Give You Control Over Room Temperature Closed shutters are the next best defence against the extreme temperature and wind in Minneapolis, coming right after windows. Other window treatments such as blinds, draperies, and shades block most of the temperature from the outdoors, not all. And, where a sturdy window treatment means the difference between a comfortable spot next to the window and one that’s not, Polywood® shutters are the optimal choice. Polywood shutters are made from a synthetic polymer that insulates up to 70% better than a comparable traditional wood shutter. As a matter of fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks up to 30 degrees of airflow and lessens heat transfer by 45.96%. This means energy savings for your home – and total control over room temperature. Your home’s heating and cooling system won’t have to work so hard since you’ve now reduced the impact from the outside weather. When you want to feel some of the light and be more exposed to the outside temperature, just tilt the louvers and adjust them to how you’d like them. Get more window treatment temperature control. Simply follow the instructions below to close your shutters completely. How to Close Your Shutters for Maximum Temperature Control There are two parts of your shutters that ought to be closed to seal off outdoor temperature: the panels and the louvers. To properly close your Polywood shutter panels, swing them toward the window. As you push the panels into the shutter frame, make sure to interlock the pieces of weatherstripping along the vertical ends of your shutters. To properly close your louvers, 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. Do this by running your hand up the tilt rod, pushing in as you go. This is particularly true for taller shutters. Sometimes a small push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and doesn’t close gaps at the top.