How Window Shutters Give You Control Over Room Temperature When closed, shutters become the next best barricade against Oklahoma City’s wind and extreme temperatures – after your windows. Window treatments such as shades, blinds, and draperies block most of the temperature from the outdoors, but not all. And, where a sturdy window treatment means the difference between a cozy seat by the window and one that’s not, Polywood® shutters are the optimal choice. Polywood shutters are built from a synthetic polymer that insulates up to 70% better than a similarl traditional wood shutter. In fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow and diminishes heat transfer by 45.96%. This means energy savings for your home – and complete room temperature control. The heating and cooling system in your house will work faster since you’ve now blocked off most of the impact from the outside weather. When you want to feel some of the effects of the external elements, just move the louvers and adjust them to a preferred position. You can get even more window treatment temperature control. Simply follow the instructions below to close your shutters completely. How to Close Your Shutters for Complete Temperature Control There are two parts of your shutters that should be closed to seal off outside temperature: the louvers and the panels. To properly close your Polywood shutter panels, swing them toward the window. As you push the panels into the shutter frame, ensure that the pieces of weatherstripping interlock along the vertical ends of your shutters. To close your louvers properly, push the tilt rod toward the louvers, making sure the top of the tilt rod fits into the “mouse hole” just above the top louver. It is best to run your hand up the tilt rod, pushing in as you go. This is also true for taller shutters. Sometimes a small push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and leaves gaps at the top.