When The Minneapolis Weather Gets Colder - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015George Christ During these winter months, the weather cools down in Minneapolis. And when the first energy bill of the season arrives, it’s time to find ways to lessen it. Insulating your windows contributes to your energy savings during the this season’s colder climate. Discover these three ways to insulate your windows for the upcoming drop in temperature in Minneapolis, MN. Traditional Sealing Kits Weatherproofing kits are available in grocery stores in the Minneapolis area. These sealing kits come with step-by-step information on where to stick the tape, the amount of film to cut, and the best way to shrink the film. This decreases heat loss from drafts. However some homeowners look for alternatives to weatherproofing kits if there are multiple windows to insulate. And insulating a window with shrink film seals off any access to the window until the weather warms up. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a better option. Polywood Shutters Constructed from a wood polymer, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment available in the Minneapolis area. They shield against external conditions 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood reduces airflow by up to 45% and blocks temperature by 30°. The shutter frame, the louver material, and the weather stripping combine to make Polywood shutters the preferred solution for insulating your home. Solar Gard Window Film Apply Solar Gard window film to the window pane through every season. It does not affect your window’s appearance, unlike insulating kits. And the best part of Solar Gard is the ability to open the window at any time. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame. Solar Gard is particularly convenient during Minneapolis’s colder months because it reduces heat transfer through the window. This way, the chill air remains out and the warmer temperature of the room doesn’t leave. How To Purchase Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Minneapolis, MN Simple! Our specialists will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your home so you can pick the louver size, the frame style, and the colors you want. And we measure your windows to ensure your new shutters close for complete insulation while looking elegant. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is available in your region. Call 952-856-8130 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!