The weather is shifting in Cincinnati, which means it’s time to work on those home improvement projects that you’ve been putting off. Aside from cleaning and sprucing up your house, now’s the time to think about the ways in which the changing season can impact your home in different ways, and what you can do to get your home ready for those changes.
Whether you’re winterizing or spring cleaning, the spot where the changing weather could have the biggest impact is at your windows. Since they’re the primary conduits through which light and heat move through your home, controlling that airflow with interior plantation shutters is a home improvement project that can help you no matter the season.
How Changing Weather Affects Your Home
If it’s time to start prepping for colder weather, some of the best home maintenance projects have one goal in common: making life easier for your thermostat. Lower temperatures make almost every part of your home work harder, from your HVAC systems to the plumbing, and you can ease their burden and your utilities in a few ways.
There are some simple things you can do to help your home stay energy efficient, such as swapping out your furnace filters and installing weatherstripping. But if you don’t attend to your windows, you’ll be leaving out the largest source of heat transfer in your house.
Common Window Insulators for Fall and Winter
Each year you’ll see stores near Cincinnati beginning to carry the same winterizing items in their aisles: plastic window wrap, DIY insulation, draft blockers, and so on. Although these products are definitely more effective than nothing, they come with some drawbacks. First off, they’re temporary - so it’s a yearly project to buy them, place them in your home, and remove them when the seasons change again.
Because they’re made to be taken down after some time, this brings the second drawback: they’re often fragile and are moved out of position easily, making them somewhat inefficient. With just tape or another adhesive holding them in place, all that’s needed is a slight nudge or a humid day to remove them. And remember, these temporary treatments tend to look tacky or cut-rate, and nobody wants that in their home.
That brings us to the alternative: a window treatment which is permanent, stunning, long-lasting, and offers the insulating properties that the temporary products can’t. That window covering is Polywood® plantation shutters.
Polywood Plantation Shutters: Cincinnati’s Most Effective Insulating Window Treatment
There’s no better way to decrease energy transfer through your windows than by choosing Polywood plantation shutters. Polywood is the ultimate weatherproofing material, blocking nearly 30 degrees of temperature and 45% of heat transfer. Additionally, Polywood is 100% waterproof, which means it won’t suffer like those temporary products will when they encounter humidity.
And unlike temporary window treatments, plantation shutters offer an elegant, timeless style that you’ll be proud to show off, no matter what time of year it is. The shutters also give you total control with easily adjustable louvers, so as the temperature changes each day, so can your level of insulation.
Get A Truly Energy Efficient Window Treatment, Cincinnati
Ready to meet the changing weather head-on? Then Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati is here with the assist. Arrange free design consultation with a Sunburst expert by calling 513-216-9740
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