When The New York City Weather Cools - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Matt Thelander This time of year, the weather cools in New York City. And when the first energy bill of the season arrives, you’ll be looking for ways to reduce it. Insulating your windows goes a long way toward saving energy in the colder winter months. Learn about these three ways you can insulate your windows against the cooling temperatures in New York City, NY. Traditional Sealing Kits It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in hardware stores in the New York City area. They come with instructions on where to stick the tape, the amount of film to cut, and the best way to shrink the film. This cuts down on heat loss and drafts. Yet more and more homeowners find shrinkable window film a hassle when there’s multiple windows to cover. And when you insulate a window with shrink film, it means you can’t open it until the spring season. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, including Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a a more favorable solution. Polywood Shutters Constructed from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the New York City area. They block the effects of the weather 70% better than a similar wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood reduces airflow by up to 45% and reduces the effects of 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 Apply Solar Gard window film to your windows through every season. It does not affect your window’s appearance, unlike insulating kits. And the thing people love about Solar Gard is the ability to open the window at any time. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame. Solar Gard is especially helpful during New York City winters because it decreases heat transfer through the glass. Now the cooler air stays out and the warmer temperature of the room doesn’t leave. How To Buy Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In New York City, NY Easy! Our experts will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your house so you can pick the colors, the louver size, and the frame style you want. And we note the length and width of your windows to ensure your new shutters shut for total insulation while looking elegant. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is offered in your city. Call 631-246-3930 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!