Insulating Shutters Help Tampa Homes All Year Long11/07/2016Eric Ramsey The weather is beginning to change in Tampa, which means it’s time to work on those home improvement projects that you’ve had planned. Aside from cleaning and sprucing up your house, now’s the time to think about the ways in which the new weather can affect your home in different ways, and how you can get your home ready for those changes. Whether you’re winterizing or spring cleaning, the place where the changing weather might have the biggest impact is at your windows. Because they’re the main conduits through which heat and light come into your house, managing that flow with insulating plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can benefit you year-round. How Changing Weather Affects Your Home If you’re prepping for cooler weather, some of the best home maintenance projects have one goal in common: reducing the workload of your thermostat. Colder weather makes almost every part of your home work harder, from your heating and air conditioning systems to the plumbing, and you can lower the stress put on them as well as your monthly bills in a few ways. There are some easy jobs you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency, including replacing your furnace filters and putting in weatherstripping. But if you don’t confront your windows, you’ll be leaving out the biggest source of energy transfer in your home. Common Window Insulators for Cool Weather Every year it’s common to see home improvement stores near Tampa advertising the same winterizing products in their aisles: draft blockers, plastic window wrap, insulation and more. Although these items are definitely better than nothing, they come with a number of disadvantages. First, they’re temporary - which means it’s a yearly chore to purchase them, place them in your home, and remove them once the temperature changes again. Because they’re made to be taken down after some time, this brings the second downside: they’re often fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them somewhat inefficient. With only tape or something similar keeping them in place, it only needs a small nudge or a humid day to bring them down. And remember, these temporary treatments usually look gaudy or shoddy, and nobody wants that in their home. This brings us to the alternative: a window treatment that’s lasting, stunning, resilient, and offers the insulating properties that those other products never could. That window treatment is Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood Plantation Shutters: Tampa’s Most Effective Insulating Window Covering There’s no better way to reduce energy transfer through your windows than with Polywood plantation shutters. With thermal protection that blocks up to 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer, these shutters are the best weatherproofing window treatments. What’s more, Polywood is completely moisture-proof, which means it doesn’t be affected like those temporary window insulators do when confronted with humidity. And unlike other common winterizing products, plantation shutters carry an upscale, enduring style that you’ll be proud to flaunt, no matter the season. They also give you total control with easy to adjust louvers, so as the weather shifts day to day, so can your level of insulation. Choose A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Tampa Ready to tackle the changing weather head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters Tampa is ready to help. Schedule free design consultation with a Sunburst pro by calling 813-580-7288 or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this year the easiest your home has ever had.