How Window Shutters Give You Control Over Room Temperature When closed, shutters become the next best barrier against Minneapolis’s wind and variable temperatures – after your windows. Other window treatments such as blinds, draperies, and shades block most of the temperature from the outdoors, not all. And, when you need a sturdy window treatment that gives you a comfortable seat by the window, Polywood® shutters are the optimal product. Polywood shutters are made from a synthetic polymer. Polywood shutters insulate 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 weather outside. 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.