When The San Jose Weather Cools Down - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It11/18/2015Curtis Orton During these winter months, the weather cools in San Jose. And when you get the first utility statement of the season, it’s time to find ways to decrease it. Insulating your windows is a great way to save energy during the cooler temperatures of winter. Discover these three ways you can insulate your windows for the upcoming drop in temperature in San Jose, CA. Traditional Sealing Kits It’s common to see weatherproofing kits in grocery stores in the San Jose area. Store-bought sealing kits include a guide on where to place the tape, the length of film to cut, and how to shrink the film with a blowdryer. This decreases heat loss and drafts. Yet some homeowners find shrinkable window film a hassle when there’s multiple windows to cover. And insulating a window with shrink film seals off any access to the window until the spring season. If these are challenges for you, insulating window treatments, like Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a better solution. Polywood Shutters Made from a wood polymer, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment money can buy in the San Jose area. They insulate 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood decreases airflow by up to 45% and blocks temperature by 30°. The louver material, the shutter frame, and the weather stripping combine to make Polywood shutters the preferred choice for insulating your windows. Solar Gard Window Film Solar Gard is a premium window film you can apply to the window pane year round. It has no impact on your window’s look like an insulating kit does. And the best part of Solar Gard is the ability to open the window any time you want because the film is limited to the glass area, and not the frame. Solar Gard is especially helpful during San Jose’s cooler seasons because it reduces heat transfer through the window’s glass. Now the chill air remains out and the warmer temperature of the room stays...well...in the room. How To Order Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In San Jose, CA Easy! Our experts will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your residence so you can choose the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size you want. And we measure your windows to ensure your new shutters seal off for total insulation while looking charming. We’ll also show you samples of Solar Gard window film, if the product is offered in your city. Call 408-831-3373 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!