When The Phoenix Weather Cools - And The Steps You Can Take To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Greg Arnett During these winter months, the weather sees a drop in temperatures in Phoenix. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, 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. Discover these three ways you can insulate your windows for the upcoming drop in temperature in Phoenix, AZ. Traditional Sealing Kits It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in home improvement stores in the Phoenix area. These sealing kits come with instructions on where to stick the tape, the amount of film to cut, and the best way to shrink the film. This reduces drafts and heat loss. But most homeowners shy away from this method when there’s a number of windows to cover. And when you apply shrink film to a window, this means the window is closed until the weather warms up. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a better option. Polywood Shutters Made from a wood polymer, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the Phoenix 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°. The weather stripping, the shutter frame, and the louver material combine to make Polywood shutters the best solution for insulating your house. Solar Gard Window Film You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to your windows year round. It does not affect the look of your window, which is not the case with insulating kits. And a fantastic feature of Solar Gard is the ability to open the window any time you want because the film is limited to the glass area, and not the frame. Solar Gard is especially convenient during Phoenix’s colder months because it decreases heat transfer through the window’s glass. This means the chill air doesn’t enter and the heat of the room doesn’t leave. How To Buy Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Phoenix, AZ It starts with our professionals bringing samples of Polywood shutters to your house so you can pick the colors, the louver size, and the frame style that fits your style. And we record the dimensions of your windows to make sure your new shutters close for total insulation while looking charming. We’ll also show you samples of Solar Gard window film, if the product is offered in your city. Call 480-485-7743 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!