Closed shutters are the next best barrier against the variable temperature and wind in New York City, coming right after windows. Window treatments such as blinds, shades, and draperies block most of the temperature from outside, but not all. And, when you need a sturdy window treatment that gives you a comfortable spot by the window, Polywood® shutters are the optimal choice.
We make Polywood shutters from a synthetic polymer. Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than a similarl traditional wood shutter. As a matter of fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow and lessens heat transfer by 45.96%. This translates into energy savings for your house – and full room temperature control.
Your home’s heating and cooling system will work faster now that you’ve insulated against the impact from the weather outside. When you want to feel some of the effects of the external elements, just slant the louvers open and adjust them to a preferred position. You can get even more window treatment temperature control. Simply follow the instructions below to close your shutters all the way.
How to Close Your Shutters for Complete Temperature Control
Two parts of your shutters should be closed to seal off outside temperature: the panels and the louvers.
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.
To close your louvers properly, push the tilt rod toward the louvers, making sure the top of the tilt rod fits into the "mouse hole," which is above the top louver. Do this by running your hand up the tilt rod, pushing in as you go. This is particularly true for taller shutters – sometimes a soft push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and doesn’t close gaps at the top.