When The Charlotte Weather Cools - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Neil Blackwelder Every year around this time, the weather cools down in Charlotte. And when the first energy bill of the season arrives, it’s time to find ways to decrease it. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy throughout the colder winter months. Here are three ways to insulate your windows in preparation for the colder weather in Charlotte, NC. Traditional Sealing Kits Weatherproofing kits are a familiar sight in home improvement stores in the Charlotte 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 heat loss and drafts. However some homeowners look for alternatives to weatherproofing kits when they have multiple windows to cover. And when you insulate a window with shrink film, it means the window is closed until spring. If these things concern you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a a more favorable option. Polywood Shutters Constructed from a wood polymer, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment money can buy in the Charlotte area. They insulate 70% better than a similar wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood decreases airflow by up to 45% and blocks temperature by 30°. The shutter frame, the louver material, and the weather stripping combine to make Polywood shutters the best option for insulating your home. Solar Gard Window Film Apply Solar Gard window film to glass windows twelve months a year. It doesn’t change your window’s look like an insulating kit does. And the thing people love about Solar Gard is that you can open the window whenever you wish because the film is limited to the glass area, and not the frame. Solar Gard is particularly beneficial during Charlotte’s colder months because it decreases heat transfer through the glass. This means the cool air stays out and the heat of the room stays...well...in the room. How To Purchase Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Charlotte, NC 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 record the dimensions of your windows so that your new shutters shut for complete insulation while looking charming. We’ll also present you with samples of Solar Gard, if the product is carried in your region. Call 980-231-1116 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!