When The Oklahoma City Weather Gets Colder - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Tyler Jorgensen During these winter months, the weather sees a drop in temperatures in Oklahoma City. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, you’ll want some tips on how to lessen it. Insulating your windows contributes to your energy savings throughout the this season’s colder climate. Explore these three ways you can insulate your windows in preparation for the colder weather in Oklahoma City, OK. Traditional Sealing Kits Weatherproofing kits are a familiar sight in hardware stores in the Oklahoma City area. They include instructions on where to place the tape, the length of film to cut, and how to shrink the film with a blowdryer. This cuts down on drafts and heat loss. Yet more and more homeowners shy away from this method when there’s numerous windows to insulate. And when you insulate a window with shrink film, it seals off any access to the window until the spring season. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, such as Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a a more favorable option. Polywood Shutters Made from a wood polymer, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment available in the Oklahoma City area. They insulate 70% better than a similar wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood decreases airflow by up to 45% and deflects temperature by 30°. The weather stripping, the shutter frame, and the louver material make Polywood shutters the preferred option for insulating your home. Solar Gard Window Film Apply Solar Gard window film to your windows all year. It does not affect the look of your window, unlike insulating kits. And the best part of Solar Gard is the ability to open the window any time you want because the film is limited to the glass area, and not the frame. Solar Gard is particularly beneficial during Oklahoma City winters because it reduces heat transfer through the window. This means the chill air remains out and the warmer temperature of the room remains in the room. How To Order Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Oklahoma City, OK It starts with our professionals bringing samples of Polywood shutters to your home so you can pick the colors, the louver size, and the frame style you desire. And we measure your windows to make sure your new shutters shut for total insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is available in your area. Call 405-300-4664 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!