The seasons are beginning to change in Sacramento, which means it’s time to start on those projects around the house that you’ve been putting off. Beyond just doing cleanup and basic fixes around your house, now’s the time to think about the ways in which the different season might have an effect on your house in different ways, and what you can do to get your home ready for those changes.
No matter what season is around the corner, the part of your home where the changing weather may have the biggest impact is at your windows. Since they’re the primary conduits through which light and heat move into your house, controlling that flow with interior plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can help you year-round.
How Weather Affects Your Home And Utilities
If it’s time to start getting ready for fall or winter, some of the best home maintenance projects have the same goal: reducing the workload of your thermostat. Colder weather makes nearly every part of your house work more, from your heating systems to the plumbing, and you can lower the stress put on them as well as your monthly bills in a few ways.
There are some simple things you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency, like swapping out your furnace filters and adding weatherstripping. But if you don’t address your windows, you’re leaving out the number one source of energy transfer in your house.
Common Window Insulators for Cold Weather
Each year you’ll see stores around Sacramento advertising the same winterization products in their aisles: plastic window wrap, DIY insulation, draft blockers, and so on. Though it’s true that these items are certainly better than nothing, they have a number of drawbacks. First, they’re temporary - which means it’s a yearly project to purchase them, place them in your home, and take them down when the weather changes again.
Because they’re supposed to be taken down after some time, this brings the second issue: they’re usually fragile and come down easily, making them not terribly efficient. With simply tape or something similar keeping them in place, it only needs a small nudge or a humid day to bring them down. And keep in mind, these temporary treatments usually look tacky or cheap, and nobody needs that in their home.
This takes us to the alternative: a window covering that’s permanent, beautiful, long-lasting, and gives your home the insulation that those other products could only dream about. That window treatment is Polywood® plantation shutters.
Polywood Plantation Shutters: Sacramento’s Most Effective Window Insulator
There isn’t a more efficient way to reduce energy transfer through your windows than by choosing Polywood plantation shutters. Polywood is the best weatherproofing material, blocking up to 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer. What’s more, Polywood is 100% moisture-proof, so it doesn’t suffer like those temporary products do if they encounter humidity.
And unlike other common winterizing products, plantation shutters carry an elegant, enduring look that you’ll be proud to show off, no matter the weather. The shutters also give you total control with easy to adjust louvers, so as the temperature shifts day to day, so can your degree of insulation.
Pick A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Sacramento
Ready to tackle the changing weather head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters Sacramento is here with the assist. Schedule a free in-home consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 916-250-0758
or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this year the easiest your house has ever had.