When The Fort Myers Weather Cools - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Charlie Cole and Brady Parker Every year around this time, the weather gets colder in Fort Myers. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, you’ll be looking for ways to decrease it. 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 Fort Myers, FL. Traditional Sealing Kits It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in home improvement stores in the Fort Myers area. They contain step-by-step information on how much of the film to cut, where to stick the tape, and how to shrink the film with a hairdryer. This decreases heat loss from drafts. Yet more and more homeowners shy away from this method when there’s multiple windows to cover. And when you apply shrink film to a window, this seals off any access to the window until spring. If these things concern you, insulating window treatments, such as Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a preferred solution. Polywood Shutters Constructed from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the Fort Myers area. They block the effects of the weather 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood decreases airflow by up to 45% and deflects temperature by 30°. The shutter frame, the louver material, and the weather stripping make Polywood shutters the top option for insulating your house. Solar Gard Window Film You can apply the premium window film, Solar Gard, to the window pane all year. It does not affect the look of your window like an insulating kit does. And the thing people love about Solar Gard is the option to open the window whenever you wish. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame. Solar Gard is particularly convenient during Fort Myers winters because it reduces heat transfer through the glass. This means the cold air doesn’t enter and the warmer temperature of the room remains in the room. How To Get Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Fort Myers, FL 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 want. And we note the length and width of your windows so that your new shutters seal off for complete insulation while looking charming. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is available in your region. Call 239-208-6577 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!