When The Miami Weather Gets Colder - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015David White Every year around this time, the weather sees a drop in temperatures in Miami. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, it’s time to find ways to cut it down. Insulating your windows contributes to your energy savings during the cooler temperatures of winter. Here are three ways you can insulate your windows for the upcoming drop in temperature in Miami, FL. Traditional Sealing Kits Weatherproofing kits are a familiar sight in grocery stores in the Miami area. Store-bought sealing kits contain a guide on where to stick the tape, the amount of film to cut, and the best way to shrink the film. This reduces heat loss and drafts. But more and more homeowners look for alternatives to weatherproofing kits if there are a number of windows to cover. And when you insulate a window with shrink film, it seals off any access to the window until the weather warms up. If these things concern you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a better option. Polywood Shutters Made from a wood polymer, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment you’ll find in the Miami area. They insulate 70% better than a similar wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood reduces airflow by up to 45% and deflects temperature by 30°. The louver material, the shutter frame, and the weather stripping make Polywood shutters the preferred option for insulating your windows. Solar Gard Window Film Apply Solar Gard window film to glass windows year round. It does not affect the look of your window, which is not the case with insulating kits. And a fantastic feature of Solar Gard is that you can open the window at any time. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame. Solar Gard is particularly convenient during Miami’s colder months because it reduces heat transfer through the window. This way, the cool air stays out and the heat of the room remains in the room. How To Order Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Miami, FL Simple! Our specialists will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your residence so you can choose the louver size, the frame style, and the colors you desire. And we measure your windows to ensure your new shutters close for total insulation while looking beautiful. We’ll also present you with samples of Solar Gard, if the product is offered in your region. Call 305-520-7515 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!