Closed shutters are the next best barrier against the variable temperature and wind in Honolulu, coming right after windows. Other window treatments such as blinds, shades, and draperies block most of the temperature from outside, but not all. And, when you need a quality-made window treatment that gives you a cozy seat by the window, Polywood® shutters are your best choice.
Polywood shutters are built from a synthetic polymer that insulates up to 70% better than a similar traditional wood shutter. In fact, the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocks up to 30 degrees of airflow and lessens heat transfer by 45.96%. This translates into energy savings for your home – and full room temperature control.
The heating and cooling system in your home won’t have to work so hard now that you’ve blocked off the impact from the weather outside. If you want to let in some of the effects of the external elements, just tilt the louvers open and adjust them the way you’d like. You can get even more window treatment temperature control. All you have to do is close your shutters completely.
How to Close Your Shutters for Complete Temperature Control
Two parts of your shutters should be closed to seal off outdoor temperature: the panels and the louvers.
To close your Polywood shutter panels properly, swing them toward the window. As you move the panels into the shutter frame, make sure to interlock the pieces of weatherstripping 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 will fit into the “mouse hole” just above the top louver. It is best to run your hand up the tilt rod, and push in as you go up. This is particularly true for taller shutters – sometimes a little push at the bottom of the tilt rod isn't enough and leaves gaps at the top.