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When The Austin Weather Gets Colder - And The Steps You Can Take To Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

This time of year, the weather sees a drop in temperatures in Austin. And when you get the first utility statement of the season, it’s time to find ways to reduce it. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy during the this season’s colder climate.

Here are three ways for insulating your windows in preparation for the colder weather in Austin, TX.

Traditional Sealing Kits

It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in grocery 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 cuts down on drafts and heat loss.

But some homeowners find shrinkable window film a hassle when they have numerous windows to weatherproof. And when you insulate a window with shrink film, it seals off any access to the window until the weather warms up. If these are challenges for you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a preferred option.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Closed All The Way To Insulate The Windows For The Austin Winter

Made from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment available in the Austin area. They insulate 70% better than a similar wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and deflects temperature by 30°.

Test Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

The shutter frame, the louver material, and the weather stripping make Polywood shutters the preferred solution for insulating your house.

Solar Gard Window Film

Solar Gard is a premium window film you can apply to your windows all year. It does not affect your window’s look, unlike insulating kits. 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 particularly helpful during Austin’s cooler seasons because it blocks heat transfer through the window. Now the cool air stays out and the heat of the room stays...well...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 residence so you can choose the louver size, the frame style, and the colors you desire. And we measure your windows so that your new shutters shut for maximum insulation while looking elegant. We’ll also present you with samples of Solar Gard, if the product is available in your city.

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