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How Window Shutters Give You Control Over Room Temperature

When closed, shutters become the next best barricade against Virginia Beach’s wind and variable temperatures – after your windows. Other window treatments such as shades, blinds, and draperies block most of the temperature from outside, not all. And, when you need a sturdy window treatment that gives you a comfortable seat next to the window, Polywood® shutters are your best choice.

We build Polywood shutters from a synthetic polymer that insulates up to 70% better than an equivalent traditional wood shutter. As a matter of fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow and diminishes heat transfer by 45.96%. This means energy savings for your home – and total room temperature control.

The heating and cooling system in your home will work faster now that you’ve insulated against most of the impact from the outside weather. If you want to feel some of the effects of the external elements, just move the louvers open and adjust them the way you’d like. You can get even more window treatment temperature control. Simply follow the instructions below to close your shutters properly.


How to Close Your Shutters for Complete Temperature Control

There are two parts of your shutters that ought to be closed to seal off external temperature: the louvers and the panels.

To close your Polywood shutter panels properly, swing them toward the window. As you push the panels into the shutter frame, make sure to interlock the pieces of weatherstripping along the vertical ends of your shutters.

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To properly close your louvers, push the tilt rod toward the louvers, making sure the top of the tilt rod will fit into the “mouse hole” just above the top louver. The best way to do that is to run your hand up the tilt rod, and push in as you go up. This is especially true for taller shutters: sometimes a soft push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and can leave gaps at the top.

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