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When The Fort Myers Weather Cools - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

Every year around this time, the weather gets colder in Fort Myers. And when the first energy bill of the season arrives, it’s time to find ways to decrease it. Insulating your windows goes a long way toward saving energy in the cooler temperatures of winter.

Learn about these three ways for insulating your windows in preparation for the colder weather in Fort Myers, FL.

Traditional Sealing Kits

Weatherproofing kits are a familiar sight in home improvement stores in the Fort Myers area. They contain a guide on how much of the film to cut, where to stick the tape, and how to shrink the film with a hairdryer. This cuts down on heat loss from drafts.

Yet more and more homeowners find shrinkable window film a hassle when they have multiple windows to cover. And when you apply shrink film to a window, this seals off any access to the window until the weather warms up. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, such as Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a a more favorable solution.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Closed Tightly To Insulate The Windows For The Fort Myers Winter

Constructed from premium polymer material, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the Fort Myers area. They insulate 70% better than the equivalent wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood decreases airflow by up to 45% and blocks temperature by 30°.

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

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

Solar Gard Window Film

Solar Gard is a premium window film you can apply to glass windows all year. It has no impact on your window’s look 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 very convenient during Fort Myers’s colder months because it blocks heat transfer through the glass. This means the cold air doesn’t enter and the warmer temperature of the room stays...well...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 elegant. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is available in your city.

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