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When The Washington DC Weather Cools - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

During these winter months, the weather cools down in Washington DC. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, you’ll want some tips on how to lessen it. Insulating your windows goes a long way toward saving energy in the cooler temperatures of winter.

Here are three ways to insulate your windows against the cooling temperatures in Washington DC.

Traditional Sealing Kits

Weatherproofing kits are a familiar sight in grocery stores in the Washington DC area. They include 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.

However more and more homeowners find shrinkable window film a hassle if there are a number of windows to cover. And when you insulate a window with shrink film, it means the window is closed until the weather warms up. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, such as 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 Washington DC Winter

Constructed from a wood polymer, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the Washington DC area. They shield against external conditions 70% better than a similar wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood reduces airflow by up to 45% and blocks temperature by 30°.

Infrared Picture Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

The weather stripping, the shutter frame, and the louver material make Polywood shutters the top option for insulating your home.

Solar Gard Window Film

Apply Solar Gard window film to your windows through every season. It doesn’t change your window’s appearance like an insulating kit does. And the thing people love about Solar Gard is the option to open the window whenever you wish since the film doesn’t cover the edges.

Solar Gard is especially convenient during Washington DC’s colder months because it reduces heat transfer through the glass. Now the cool air doesn’t enter and the warmth of the room doesn’t leave.

How To Purchase Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Washington DC

Simple! Our specialists will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your home so you can select the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size you desire. And we measure your windows to make sure your new shutters seal off for complete insulation while looking charming. We’ll also present you with samples of Solar Gard, if the product is offered in your region.

Call 240-339-2588 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!