The weather is changing in Charlotte, which signals that it’s time for those home improvement projects that you’ve been putting off. Aside from cleaning and sprucing up your home, now’s the time to think about how the new weather may have an effect on your house in different ways, and how you can prepare your house for those changes.
Whether you’re winterizing or spring cleaning, the part of your home where the changing weather might have the biggest impact is at your windows. Since they’re the main channels through which light and heat move through your home, managing that flow with interior plantation shutters is a home maintenance project that can benefit you no matter the season.
How Your Home Is Affected By Weather
If it’s time to start preparing for cooler weather, some of the best home improvement projects have the same goal: making life easier for your thermostat. Colder weather makes almost every part of your house work harder, from your heating and air conditioning systems to the pipes in your house, and you can ease their burden and your utilities in a few ways.
There are some simple things you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency, such as replacing your furnace filters and putting in weatherstripping. But if you don’t address your windows, you’ll be skipping over the number one source of heat loss in your house.
Common Window Insulators for Low Temperatures
Every year we see home improvement stores near Charlotte beginning to carry the same winterizing products in their aisles: draft blockers, plastic window wrap, insulation and more. Though it’s true that these items are certainly better insulators than nothing, there are some disadvantages. First off, they’re short-term - which means it’s a yearly project to buy them, install them, and take them down once the seasons change again.
Since they’re supposed to be taken down after some time, this brings the next issue: they’re usually fragile and come down easily, making them not very efficient. With just tape or something similar holding them in place, it only needs a slight nudge or a humid day to remove them. And don’t forget, these temporary treatments typically look tacky or shoddy, and nobody wants that in their home.
This takes us to the alternative: a window covering which is permanent, stunning, resilient, and offers the insulating properties that the temporary products could only dream about. That window treatment is Polywood® plantation shutters.
Polywood Plantation Shutters: Charlotte’s Best Insulating Window Treatment
There’s no better way to reduce heat transfer through your windows than by installing Polywood plantation shutters. With thermal protection that blocks nearly 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer, these shutters are the best weatherproofing window treatments. Moreover, Polywood is completely moisture-proof, meaning it doesn’t suffer the same way those temporary products do when they encounter humidity.
Additionally, unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters carry an upscale, lasting look that you’ll be eager to flaunt, no matter the season. The shutters also give you total control with easily adjustable louvers, so as the temperature changes each day, so can your level of insulation.
Pick A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Charlotte
If you’re ready to tackle the changing weather head-on Sunburst Shutters Charlotte is here to help. Set up free design consultation with a Sunburst pro by calling 980-231-1116
or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this season the coziest your house has ever had.