When The Jacksonville Weather Cools Down - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Trevis Bruce This time of year, the weather gets colder in Jacksonville. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, you’ll be looking for ways to decrease it. Insulating your windows goes a long way toward saving energy during the colder winter months. Here are three ways to insulate your windows against the cooling temperatures in Jacksonville, FL. Traditional Sealing Kits It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in hardware stores in the Jacksonville area. They come with step-by-step information 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 more and more homeowners shy away from this method when there’s a number of windows to cover. And when you insulate a window with shrink film, it means you can’t open it until spring. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, including Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a preferred choice. Polywood Shutters Constructed from a wood polymer, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the Jacksonville area. They block the effects of the weather 70% better than a similar wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood blocks airflow by up to 45% and blocks temperature by 30°. The louver material, the shutter frame, and the weather stripping are what makes Polywood shutters the preferred solution for insulating your home. Solar Gard Window Film Apply Solar Gard window film to glass windows year round. It does not affect your window’s appearance like an insulating kit does. And the best part of Solar Gard is the ability to open the window whenever you wish because the film is limited to the glass area, and not the frame. Solar Gard is particularly beneficial during Jacksonville’s cooler seasons because it blocks heat transfer through the glass. This way, the cold air doesn’t enter and the heat of the room doesn’t leave. How To Buy Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Jacksonville, FL It starts with our professionals bringing samples of Polywood shutters to your residence so you can choose the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size that fits your style. And we record the dimensions of your windows so that your new shutters close for maximum insulation while looking charming. We’ll also show you samples of Solar Gard window film, if the product is carried in your city. Call 904-289-1663 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!