The weather is shifting in Phoenix, which means it’s time to work on those home improvement projects that you’ve been putting off. Aside from cleaning and basic fixes around your house, now’s the time to think about how the new season can impact your home in different ways, and what you can do to best equip your house for those changes.
Whether you’re winterizing or spring cleaning, the spot where the changing weather may have the greatest effect is at your windows. Because they’re the main ways through which light and heat come through your house, managing that flow with interior plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can help you all year long.
How Weather Affects Your Home And Utilities
If you’re prepping for fall or winter, some of the best home improvement projects have one goal in common: helping your thermostat. Lower temperatures make nearly every part of your house work harder, from your heating systems to the plumbing, and you can lower the stress put on them as well as your utilities in multiple ways.
There are some easy jobs you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency, such as replacing your furnace filters and adding weatherstripping. But if you don’t attend to your windows, you’ll be neglecting the number one source of heat transfer in your home.
Common Window Insulators for Fall and Winter
Each year it’s common to see home improvement stores around Phoenix start stocking the same winterization items on the shelves: plastic window wrap, DIY insulation, draft blockers, and so on. Though it’s true that these items are definitely more effective than nothing, there are some drawbacks. First off, they’re temporary - meaning it’s a yearly project to buy them, put them up, and remove them when the temperature changes again.
Since they’re made to be removed after some time, this brings the next issue: they’re often fragile and come down easily, making them somewhat inefficient. With just tape or another adhesive keeping them in place, all it takes is a small bump or a humid day to remove them. And let’s not forget, these temporary treatments usually look tacky or cheap, and nobody needs that.
That brings us to the alternative: a window covering which is permanent, beautiful, resilient, and gives your home the insulating properties that those other products never could. That window covering is Polywood® plantation shutters.
Polywood Plantation Shutters: Phoenix’s Best Insulating Window Treatment
There isn’t a better way to decrease energy transfer through your windows than by choosing Polywood plantation shutters. Polywood is the ultimate weatherproofing material, able to block nearly 30° of temperature and 45% of heat transfer. Moreover, Polywood is completely waterproof, so it won’t be affected the same way those temporary products will if confronted with humidity.
And unlike other common winterizing products, plantation shutters offer an upscale, timeless style that you’ll be eager to show off, no matter the weather. The easily adjustable louvers give you total control, so as the temperature changes day to day, so can your level of insulation.
Pick A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Phoenix
Ready to tackle the changing weather head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters Phoenix is here with the assist. Schedule free design consultation with a Sunburst pro by calling 480-485-7743
or filling out the form below, and we’ll help you make this year the most comfortable your home has ever had.