How Phoenix Weather Affects Window Treatment Choices In Phoenix, we’re famous for our sunny weather. Whether you’re playing golf at Troon North, grabbing coffee on Roosevelt Row, hunting for antiques in downtown Glendale, or taking the kids to the Phoenix Zoo, you’re exposed to so much sunshine and high temperatures year round. And you’re likely to take some measures to stay cool and hydrated. The same goes for your house. Window treatments are a great way to control for privacy and brightness and dress up your windows. But they’re not all created equally. Window Treatments And The Phoenix Temperature With temperatures exceeding 100 degrees from May through October, even plastic left in the car melts. Since blinds are made from similar plastic, they don’t hold up to the Phoenix heat. Polywood® shutters do. Polywood shutters are made from a patented synthetic material that deflects heat. This means Polywood won’t warp, chip, split, or crack no matter how hot the temperatures get in Phoenix. And when these shutters are closed properly, the weather-stripping on them helps block 30 degrees of temperature and up to 45% of airflow. So you can be sure that your furniture and valuables near the window won’t be damaged by the sun, while saving on cooling costs. Window Treatments And The Phoenix Sun Phoenix isn’t called The Valley of the Sun for nothing. The city sees more than 330 days of sunshine a year! And all that sun can take its toll on your window treatments. The paint and dye on blinds, shades, and shutters can yellow and fade when exposed to the sun for so many years. That’s why it’s essential to choose a window treatment that won’t be affected by it. The paint for Polywood shutters is baked on with UV stabilizers. This ensures that the paint color never fades or yellows. And that’s exactly what you need in a window treatment to withstand the Phoenix sun. Not only that, but the material Polywood is made from reflects UV light. Window Treatments And Your Phoenix Heating & Cooling Bills The Phoenix heat makes you want to turn on the A/C most of the year. And that can run up your cooling bills fast. Blinds, shades, and curtains may look pretty on the window initially, but the materials they’re made from are thin and do little in terms of insulating your house. Polywood plantation shutters have been tested and found to insulate 70% better than wood shutters and 1600% better than aluminum blinds. This means your A/C doesn’t have to work as hard in the summer. Get The Window Treatment Built For Phoenix Weather Only one window treatment can handle the hot temperatures and constant sun exposure that are trademarks of our city - and save you money on your energy bills at the same time. That’s Polywood shutters. The search for window treatments that will weather the Phoenix climate is over. Call us at 480-485-7743 to talk to Greg or a member of his team and order your Polywood shutters today!