When The Cincinnati Weather Cools - And The Steps You Can Take To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Lisa Renee Nieberding During these winter months, the weather sees a drop in temperatures in Cincinnati. And when the first energy bill of the season arrives, you’ll be looking for ways to decrease it. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy during the cooler temperatures of winter. Discover these three ways to insulate your windows for the upcoming drop in temperature in Cincinnati, OH. Traditional Sealing Kits It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in hardware stores in the Cincinnati area. They contain step-by-step information on where to stick the tape, the amount of film to cut, and the best way to shrink the film. This reduces heat loss from drafts. Yet 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 seals off any access to the window until spring. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, including Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a preferred option. Polywood Shutters Constructed from synthetic wood, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment available in the Cincinnati area. They insulate 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and deflects temperature by 30°. The shutter frame, the louver material, and the weather stripping combine to make Polywood shutters the preferred option for insulating your home. Solar Gard Window Film You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to your windows twelve months a year. It has no impact on the look of your window, which is not the case with insulating kits. And the best part of Solar Gard is that you can open the window at any time since the film doesn’t cover the edges. Solar Gard is particularly convenient during Cincinnati’s cooler seasons because it blocks heat transfer through the window’s glass. This means the cool air remains out and the heat of the room stays...well...in the room. How To Order Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Cincinnati, OH Easy! Our experts will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your home so you can pick the louver size, the frame style, and the colors you desire. And we record the dimensions of your windows to ensure your new shutters close for total insulation while looking elegant. We’ll also present you with samples of Solar Gard, if the product is carried in your region. Call 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!