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When The Houston Weather Cools Down - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

During these winter months, the weather gets colder in Houston. And when the first energy bill of the season arrives, you’ll be looking for ways to reduce it. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy in the cooler temperatures of winter.

Explore these three ways you can insulate your windows against the cooling temperatures in Houston, TX.

Traditional Sealing Kits

Weatherproofing kits are available in hardware stores in the Houston area. Store-bought sealing kits contain a guide on where to place the tape, the length of film to cut, and how to shrink the film with a blowdryer. This decreases heat loss from drafts.

However most homeowners look for alternatives to weatherproofing kits if there are numerous windows to insulate. And when you apply shrink film to a window, this means the window is closed until spring. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a better option.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Closed All The Way To Insulate The Windows For The Houston Winter

Made from synthetic wood, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the Houston area. They block the effects of the weather 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and deflects temperature by 30°.

Test Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

The louver material, the shutter frame, and the weather stripping are what makes Polywood shutters the best option for insulating your house.

Solar Gard Window Film

Solar Gard is a premium window film you can apply to your windows all year. It doesn’t change your window’s appearance, which is not the case with insulating kits. And the thing people love about Solar Gard is the option to open the window at any time because the film is limited to the glass area, and not the frame.

Solar Gard is particularly helpful during Houston’s colder months because it decreases heat transfer through the window’s glass. This means the cooler air remains out and the warmer temperature of the room remains in the room.

How To Buy Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Houston, TX

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 desire. And we record the dimensions of your windows to ensure your new shutters shut for complete insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also present you with samples of Solar Gard, if the product is offered in your region.

Call 713-853-9629 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!