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When The Tampa Weather Gets Colder - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

During these winter months, the weather cools down in Tampa. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, it’s time to find ways to decrease it. Insulating your windows goes a long way toward saving energy throughout the cooler temperatures of winter.

Explore these three ways to insulate your windows for the upcoming drop in temperature in Tampa, FL.

Traditional Sealing Kits

It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in hardware stores in the Tampa area. They come with step-by-step information on where to place the tape, the length of film to cut, and how to shrink the film with a blowdryer. This reduces drafts and heat loss.

But more and more homeowners find shrinkable window film a hassle if there are a number of 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 choice.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Closed All The Way To Insulate The Windows For The Tampa Winter

Crafted from synthetic wood, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the Tampa area. They insulate 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood decreases airflow by up to 45% and reduces the effects of temperature by 30°.

Third Party Test Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

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 since the film doesn’t cover the edges.

Solar Gard is particularly convenient during Tampa’s colder months because it reduces heat transfer through the window’s glass. Now the cold air remains out and the warmth of the room remains in the room.

How To Get Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Tampa, FL

It starts with our professionals bringing samples of Polywood shutters to your residence so you can pick the louver size, the frame style, and the colors you want. And we measure your windows to make sure your new shutters close for maximum insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also present you with samples of Solar Gard, if the product is available in your region.

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