Closed shutters are the next best defence against the extreme temperature and wind in Tampa, coming right after windows. Window treatments such as shades, blinds, and draperies block most of the temperature from the outdoors, not all. And, when you need a quality-made window treatment that gives you a comfortable spot by the window, Polywood® shutters are your best choice.
We build Polywood shutters from a synthetic polymer that insulates up to 70% better than a similar traditional wood shutter. In fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks up to 30 degrees of airflow and reduces heat transfer by 45.96%. This translates into energy savings for your wallet – and complete room temperature control.
Your home’s HVAC system won’t have to work so hard now that you have reduced the impact from the outside weather. When you want to feel some of the light and be more exposed to the outside temperature, simply tilt the louvers open and adjust them to a preferred position. You can get even more window treatment temperature control. Simply follow the instructions below to close your shutters properly.
How to Close Your Shutters for Optimal Temperature Control
Two parts of your shutters should be closed to seal off outside temperature: the louvers and the panels.
To close your Polywood shutter panels properly, 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 close your louvers properly, push the tilt rod toward the louvers, checking that the top of the tilt rod fits into the "mouse hole," which is above the top louver. It is best to run your hand up the tilt rod, pushing in as you go. This is especially true for taller shutters – sometimes a little push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and doesn’t close gaps at the top.