When The Tampa Weather Gets Colder - And The Steps You Can Take To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Eric Ramsey During these winter months, the weather sees a drop in temperatures in Tampa. And when the first energy bill of the season arrives, you’ll want some tips on how to decrease it. Insulating your windows goes a long way toward saving energy throughout the colder winter months. Explore these three ways you can insulate your windows for the upcoming drop in temperature in Tampa, FL. Traditional Sealing Kits Weatherproofing kits are a familiar sight in grocery stores in the Tampa area. These sealing kits include a guide on how much of the film to cut, where to stick the tape, and how to shrink the film with a hairdryer. This reduces drafts and heat loss. But more and more homeowners shy away from this method if there are numerous windows to insulate. And insulating a window with shrink film seals off any access to the window until spring. If these are challenges for you, insulating window treatments, such as Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a better option. Polywood Shutters Constructed from synthetic wood, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the Tampa area. They block the effects of the weather 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and reduces the effects of temperature by 30°. The shutter frame, the louver material, and the weather stripping make Polywood shutters the top choice for insulating your house. Solar Gard Window Film You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to the window pane twelve months a year. It doesn’t change your window’s look, which is not the case with insulating kits. And the best part of Solar Gard is the ability to open the window whenever you wish. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame. Solar Gard is very convenient during Tampa’s colder months because it blocks heat transfer through the window’s glass. Now the cooler air remains out and the heat of the room stays...well...in the room. How To Order Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Tampa, FL It starts with our professionals bringing samples of Polywood shutters to your house so you can select the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size that fits your style. And we measure your windows to ensure your new shutters close for total insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also present you with samples of Solar Gard, if the product is available in your region. Call 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!