How Window Shutters Give You Control Over Room Temperature When closed, shutters become the next best barricade against Miami’s wind and variable temperatures – after your windows. Other window treatments such as blinds, draperies, and shades block most of the temperature from outside, not all. And, when you need a quality-made window treatment that gives you a cozy spot by the window, Polywood® shutters are the preferred product. We craft Polywood shutters from a synthetic polymer that insulates up to 70% better than a similar traditional wood shutter. As a matter of 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 wallet – and total control over room temperature. The heating and cooling system in your home takes less time to work since you’ve now reduced most of the impact from the weather outside. If you want to bring in some of the effects of the external elements, just tilt the louvers open and adjust them the way you’d like. Get even more window treatment temperature control by closing your shutters properly. How to Close Your Shutters for Complete Temperature Control There are two parts of your shutters that ought to be closed to seal off external 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, check 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 and ensure that the top of the tilt rod fits into the “mouse hole” just above the top louver. Do this by running your hand up the tilt rod, pushing in as you go. This is especially true for taller shutters. Sometimes a little push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and doesn’t close gaps at the top.