Closed shutters are the next best defence against the variable temperature and wind in Charlotte, coming right after windows. Other window treatments such as blinds, draperies, and shades block most of the temperature from outside, not all. And, when you need a quality-made window treatment that gives you a cozy seat by the window, Polywood® shutters are the optimal product.
We build Polywood shutters from a synthetic polymer. Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than an equivalent traditional wood shutter. As a matter of fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow and lessens heat transfer by 45.96%. This translates into energy savings for you – and complete room temperature control.
The heating and cooling system in your home won’t have to work so hard now that you have insulated against most of the impact from the outside weather. If you want to feel some of the light and be more exposed to the outside temperature, simply slant the louvers and adjust them to a preferred position. You can get more window treatment temperature control. All you have to do is close your shutters all the way.
How to Close Your Shutters for Complete Temperature Control
Two parts of your shutters need to be closed to seal off outdoor temperature: the panels and the louvers.
To close your Polywood shutter panels properly, swing them toward the window. As you push the panels into the shutter frame, ensure that the pieces of weatherstripping interlock along the vertical ends of your shutters.
To close your louvers properly, push the tilt rod toward the louvers, ensuring that the top of the tilt rod will fit into the "mouse hole," which is above the top louver. The best way to do that is to run your hand up the tilt rod, pushing in as you go. This is especially true for taller shutters: sometimes a small push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and leaves gaps at the top.