We all know that windows are one of the biggest sources of energy loss in your home. Choosing the right window treatment can result in energy and money savings for you.
We offer top-tier energy saving window treatments
in Chicago. Our Polywood® Shutter Insulating System offers the best reduction of heat transfer, excellent thermal resistance, and has the highest energy efficiency of all the window treatments in the industry. And, when coupled with Solar Gard window film, Polywood shutters
are your ideal choice for the highest savings on your energy statements.
The Polywood Shutter Insulation System
The most energy-efficient window treatment is shutters. And our Polywood shutters
, with their progressive insulation system, are the best energy saving shutters
in Chicago – if not the US.
We take care to craft each component of our Polywood Shutters with energy efficiency in mind to give you the most energy savings. The unique solid polymer material Polywood is made from is dense enough to block air flow. This transforms these shutters into a natural insulator. The sides of the shutters have weather-stripping pieces that seal shut to block more light and temperature than any other shutter. This dramatically reduces heat transfer around the panels in both the summer heat and winter cold in Chicago. Add to that a heat-reflective paint, and you get a shutter that is not only beautiful but also extremely energy efficient. In fact, Polywood shutters insulate up to 70% better than a similar wood shutter.
A third party thermal test (forward looking infrared) showed that the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocked as much as 30 degrees of temperature coming through the window. This means the HVAC system doesn’t have to work as long.
Here’s how Polywood provides you with more energy savings than any other shutter:
Shields Against Air Flow. Polywood’s thermal protection blocks up to 30 degrees of airflow that comes through a window.
Maximizes R-Value. Polywood has an R-Value of over 6 in a double-pane window. That’s the highest thermal resistance rating of insulation material of any shutter you can find.
Reduces Heat Transfer. Polywood leads to a 45.96% reduction in heat transfer.
Improves Energy Efficiency. Polywood is up to 70% more energy efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more energy efficient than aluminum blinds.
Resists Moisture and Humidity. Since Polywood is moisture-proof, it resists humidity and moisture that can impact the temperature of a room.