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When The Chicago Weather Cools - And The Steps You Can Take To Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

During these winter months, the weather cools down in Chicago. And when the first energy bill of the season arrives, you’ll want some tips on how to decrease it. Insulating your windows goes a long way toward saving energy in the cooler temperatures of winter.

Here are three ways for insulating your windows against the cooling temperatures in Chicago, IL.

Traditional Sealing Kits

Weatherproofing kits are available in home improvement stores in the Chicago 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 cuts down on drafts and heat loss.

However some homeowners shy away from this method when there’s a number of windows to insulate. And insulating a window with shrink film means the window is closed until the spring season. If these are challenges for you, insulating window treatments, such as Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a preferred choice.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Completely Closed To Insulate The Windows For The Chicago Winter

Constructed from synthetic wood, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment money can buy in the Chicago area. They shield against external conditions 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood decreases airflow by up to 45% and deflects temperature by 30°.

Infrared Picture Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

The weather stripping, the shutter frame, and the louver material combine to make Polywood shutters the top option for insulating your house.

Solar Gard Window Film

You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to your windows through every season. It has no impact on 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 Chicago’s colder months because it decreases heat transfer through the window’s glass. Now the chill air stays out and the warmth of the room doesn’t leave.

How To Order Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Chicago, IL

It starts with our professionals bringing samples of Polywood shutters to your house so you can select the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size you desire. And we note the length and width of your windows to make sure your new shutters seal off for total insulation while looking charming. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is offered in your area.

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