When The Austin Weather Cools Down - And The Steps You Can Take To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Tyler Jorgensen This time of year, the weather cools down in Austin. And when you get the first utility statement of the season, you’ll be looking for ways to reduce it. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy throughout the this season’s colder climate. Learn about these three ways for insulating your windows against the cooling temperatures in Austin, TX. Traditional Sealing Kits It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in hardware stores in the Austin area. Store-bought sealing kits come with step-by-step information on where to stick the tape, the amount of film to cut, and the best way to shrink the film. This decreases drafts and heat loss. However some homeowners find shrinkable window film a hassle when there’s numerous windows to cover. And when you insulate a window with shrink film, it seals off any access to the window until spring. If these are challenges for you, insulating window treatments, such as Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a a more favorable option. Polywood Shutters Made from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment available in the Austin area. They block the effects of the weather 70% better than a similar wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and blocks temperature by 30°. The shutter frame, the louver material, and the weather stripping are what makes Polywood shutters the preferred option for insulating your house. Solar Gard Window Film You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to your windows all year. It has no impact on your window’s look like an insulating kit does. And a fantastic feature of Solar Gard is that you can open the window any time you want. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame. Solar Gard is very helpful during Austin’s cooler seasons because it reduces heat transfer through the window’s glass. This way, the cool air stays out and the warmth of the room remains in the room. How To Buy Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Austin, TX It starts with our professionals bringing 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 record the dimensions of your windows so that your new shutters seal off for maximum insulation while looking charming. We’ll also present you with samples of Solar Gard, if the product is available in your city. Call 512-549-6077 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!