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Whats The Most Energy Efficient Window Treatment?

October 16, 2017

Your windows and doors are a leading culprit of heat loss for your home. They can account for hundreds or even thousands of dollars in energy costs throughout the year. Luckily, it’s easy to reduce heat loss by choosing the right window treatments to cover your windows and your glass doors.

Polywood Shutters Are Designed For Optimal Energy Efficiency

As seen in the video above, Polywood® plantation shutters are the leading energy-efficient window treatment on the market. Each component is built with energy efficiency in mind, while still retaining its aesthetic appeal.

Plantation shutters on bow windows 

One of the primary ways for windows and doors to transfer heat is through glass panes. Window treatments such as blinds or thin shades aren’t built to keep the heat out or in. Polywood shutters are constructed from a solid polymer material that is brilliantly engineered to reduce heat flow through the glass panes by 46% and blocks as much as 30 degrees of temperature from coming through your windows. Whether you’re trying to keep out the winter chills or summer heat, your shutters will keep your home pleasant and reduce your utility bills.

Another way for windows to lose or gain heat is through small leaks in the window frame between the glass and the window. Most window treatments don’t close at the edges and air is able to escape through the sides.

Polywood shutters come with interlocking weatherstripping to seal these gaps and give you a tight fit over your windows. The weatherstripping is easy to operate and close.

Polywood Shutters Qualify for Tax Credits

Polywood Shutters meet the requirements for the Federal Energy Tax Credit. You can earn a credit of 10% of your total shutter cost of up to $500 for Polywood shutters installed between January 1st, 2016 and December 31st, 2016. Find out more details about the credit here.

Get Started With Energy Savings Today

If you’re ready to save money on your energy bills with new Polywood shutters, give your local store a call to schedule a free consultation. They’ll walk you through all of your options and help you find the right shutters to meet your design and energy efficiency needs.