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When The Virginia Beach Weather Gets Colder - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

Every year around this time, the weather gets colder in Virginia Beach. And when you get the first utility statement of the season, you’ll be looking for ways to lessen it. Insulating your windows contributes to your energy savings during the cooler temperatures of winter.

Here are three ways to insulate your windows in preparation for the colder weather in Virginia Beach, VA.

Traditional Sealing Kits

Weatherproofing kits are a familiar sight in grocery stores in the Virginia Beach area. Store-bought sealing kits come with a guide on how much of the film to cut, where to stick the tape, and how to shrink the film with a hairdryer. This reduces heat loss and drafts.

Yet most homeowners look for alternatives to weatherproofing kits when there’s a number of windows to insulate. And insulating a window with shrink film means you can’t open it until the weather warms up. If these things concern you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a a more favorable solution.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Closed Tightly To Insulate The Windows For The Virginia Beach Winter

Constructed from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment available in the Virginia Beach area. They insulate 70% better than a similar wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood reduces airflow by up to 45% and deflects temperature by 30°.

Third Party Test Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

The shutter frame, the louver material, and the weather stripping combine to make Polywood shutters the best solution for insulating your home.

Solar Gard Window Film

You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to your windows year round. It doesn’t change the look of your window like an insulating kit does. And a fantastic feature of Solar Gard is that you can open the window any time you want. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame.

Solar Gard is very helpful during Virginia Beach winters because it decreases heat transfer through the glass. This means the cold air doesn’t enter and the warmth of the room remains in the room.

How To Get Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Virginia Beach, VA

Easy! Our experts will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your home so you can choose the louver size, the frame style, and the colors that fits your style. And we record the dimensions of your windows to make sure your new shutters shut for maximum insulation while looking charming. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is offered in your region.

Call 757-210-6448 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!