When The Honolulu Weather Cools - And The Ways You Can Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Darren Wong Every year around this time, the weather cools down in Honolulu. And when the first energy bill of the season arrives, it’s time to find ways to reduce it. Insulating your windows goes a long way toward saving energy in the colder winter months. Explore these three ways for insulating your windows for the upcoming drop in temperature in Honolulu, HI. Traditional Sealing Kits Weatherproofing kits are a familiar sight in grocery stores in the Honolulu area. These sealing kits include step-by-step information on how much of the film to cut, where to stick the tape, and how to shrink the film with a hairdryer. This cuts down on heat loss and drafts. Yet more and more homeowners shy away from this method when there’s numerous windows to cover. And when you apply shrink film to a window, this means you can’t open it until the spring season. If these things concern you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a preferred option. Polywood Shutters Made from synthetic wood, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment available in the Honolulu area. They shield against external conditions 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood reduces airflow by up to 45% and reduces the effects of temperature by 30°. The shutter frame, the louver material, and the weather stripping combine to make Polywood shutters the best choice for insulating your windows. Solar Gard Window Film Apply Solar Gard window film to the window pane twelve months a 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 at any time since the film doesn’t cover the edges. Solar Gard is especially convenient during Honolulu’s colder months because it blocks heat transfer through the glass. This way, the cold air remains out and the heat of the room stays...well...in the room. How To Buy Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Honolulu, HI It starts with our professionals bringing samples of Polywood shutters to your house so you can pick the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size that fits your style. And we note the length and width of your windows to ensure your new shutters shut for maximum insulation while looking charming. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is offered in your city. Call 808-797-2004 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!