When The Sacramento Weather Cools - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Curtis Orton This time of year, the weather cools down in Sacramento. And when you get the first utility statement of the season, you’ll be looking for ways to scale it down. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy in the this season’s colder climate. Explore these three ways for insulating your windows in preparation for the colder weather in Sacramento, CA. Traditional Sealing Kits It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in home improvement stores in the Sacramento area. Store-bought sealing kits come with a guide on where to stick the tape, the amount of film to cut, and the best way to shrink the film. This reduces heat loss and drafts. But some homeowners shy away from this method when they have multiple windows to cover. And when you apply shrink film to a window, this seals off any access to the window until the spring season. If these things concern you, insulating window treatments, such as Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a a more favorable choice. Polywood Shutters Constructed from synthetic wood, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment money can buy in the Sacramento area. They insulate 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and deflects temperature by 30°. The louver material, the shutter frame, and the weather stripping are what makes Polywood shutters the preferred choice for insulating your house. Solar Gard Window Film Solar Gard is a premium window film you can apply to glass windows all year. It has no impact on the look of your window, which is not the case with insulating kits. And the thing people love about Solar Gard is the option to open the window whenever you wish because the film is limited to the glass area, and not the frame. Solar Gard is particularly convenient during Sacramento winters because it reduces heat transfer through the window’s glass. This way, the cold air stays out and the warmth of the room remains in the room. How To Order Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Sacramento, CA Simple! Our specialists will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your house so you can choose the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size you desire. And we note the length and width of your windows so that your new shutters close for total insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is carried in your city. Call 925-309-5969 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!