When The Chicago Weather Cools - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Richard Rampton During these winter months, the weather sees a drop in temperatures in Chicago. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, you’ll want some tips on how to cut it down. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy in the colder winter months. Learn about these three ways for insulating your windows in preparation for the colder weather in Chicago, IL. Traditional Sealing Kits Weatherproofing kits are available in home improvement stores in the Chicago area. They contain a guide on where to stick the tape, the amount of film to cut, and the best way to shrink the film. This decreases heat loss and drafts. But some homeowners find shrinkable window film a hassle when there’s numerous windows to insulate. And insulating a window with shrink film means you can’t open it until the spring season. If these are challenges for you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a preferred choice. Polywood Shutters Crafted from synthetic wood, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment money can buy in the Chicago area. They block the effects of the weather 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood decreases airflow by up to 45% and blocks temperature by 30°. The weather stripping, the shutter frame, and the louver material combine to make Polywood shutters the preferred solution for insulating your windows. Solar Gard Window Film Solar Gard is a premium window film you can apply to your windows twelve months a year. It has no impact on your window’s appearance, unlike insulating kits. And the thing people love about Solar Gard is the option to open the window at any time since the film doesn’t cover the edges. Solar Gard is especially helpful during Chicago winters because it decreases heat transfer through the window. Now the chill air remains 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 pick the louver size, the frame style, and the colors you desire. And we note the length and width of your windows to ensure 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. Call 847-250-6544 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!