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Insulating Shutters Protect Minneapolis Homes Year-Round

November 07, 2016
The weather is shifting in Minneapolis, which signals that it’s time to work on those seasonal projects that you’ve been thinking about. In addition to doing cleanup and sprucing up your house, now’s the perfect time to think about the ways in which the different season may affect your home in other ways, and how you can get your home ready for those changes.

Whether you’re winterizing or spring cleaning, the part of your home where the changing weather might have the biggest impact is at your windows. Since they’re the main ways through which light and heat pass into your house, managing that airflow with insulating plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can benefit you no matter the season.

How Your Home Is Affected By Weather

If you’re preparing for colder weather, some of the best home maintenance projects have one common goal: reducing the workload of your thermostat. Cooler weather makes almost every part of your home work harder, from your heating systems to the pipes in your house, and you can ease their burden and your monthly bills in multiple ways.

There are some simple tasks you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, like adding weatherstripping and changing your furnace filters. But unless you confront your windows, you’re skipping over the biggest source of heat loss in your home.

Common Window Insulators for Cold Weather

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Around this time every year it’s common to see home improvement stores near Minneapolis advertising the same winterizing items in their shops: DIY insulators, draft blockers, plastic window wrap, and beyond. Although these items are definitely more effective than nothing, they have a number of drawbacks. For one, they’re not permanent - which means it’s an annual chore to buy them, place them in your home, and take them down once the weather changes again.

Because they’re supposed to be removed after some time, this brings the next downside: they tend to be fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them not terribly effective. With simply tape or another adhesive holding them in place, all that’s needed is a small nudge or a humid day to remove them. And remember, these temporary treatments tend to look gaudy or shoddy, and nobody needs that.

That brings us to the alternative: a window covering that’s lasting, beautiful, incredibly durable, and offers the insulating properties that the aforementioned products never could. That alternative is Polywood® plantation shutters.

Polywood Plantation Shutters: Minneapolis’s Best Insulating Window Covering

There isn’t a better way to block heat transfer through your windows than with Polywood plantation shutters. With thermal protection that blocks nearly 30° of temperature and 45% of heat transfer, these shutters are the best weatherproofing window treatments. Additionally, Polywood is 100% waterproof, meaning it won’t be affected the same way those temporary products will when they encounter humidity.

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In addition unlike other common winterizing products, plantation shutters carry an upscale, lasting style that you’ll be proud to flaunt, no matter the weather. The shutters also give you total control with easy to adjust louvers, so as the climate changes each day, so can your degree of insulation.

Pick A Truly Energy Efficient Window Covering, Minneapolis

If you’re ready to meet the new season head-on Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis is ready with the assist. Set up a free in-home consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 952-856-8130 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this year the easiest your house has ever had.