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Sunburst’s Polywood® shutters reduce the amount of heat that can transfer through a window.

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The Most Energy Efficient Window Treatments

How Sunburst’s Polywood® Shutters keep the heat out

A leading culprit of temperature loss in your home is your windows and doors. They can account for hundreds of dollars in unnecessary energy costs throughout the year. However, it’s easy to reduce heat loss or heat gain by choosing Polywood Shutters to cover your windows and sliding glass doors.

The Energy Troubles of Windows and Glass Doors

One of the primary ways for windows to lose or gain heat is through their glass panes. The nature of glass allows heat to transfer through when there is a temperature difference between indoors and outdoors. The temperature loss or gain through your windows can be drastic on single-pane windows and makes your thermostat run extra hard to keep up. It can even be a problem on double-pane windows.

Most window treatments don’t provide much energy savings because they don’t close tight at the edges, and air is able to escape through the sides of the window treatment. As your house ages and settles, you can feel the air escaping more and more.


Polywood® Shutters Are Designed for Optimal Energy Efficiency

When looking for a window treatment to block temperature loss—especially in the extreme heat of Las Vegas summers—your best bet is with the top-quality Polywood Shutters from Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions. Unlike other window treatments—like blinds or shades—shutters use a frame that encapsulates the window and prevents air from leaking out from the edges. Then the large louvers block a great deal of heat loss when closed shut.

Of course, the true energy-efficient connoisseur knows you need quality, solid faux wood to get the most from your shutters. Polywood® shutters are constructed from a solid polymer material engineered to reduce heat flow by 46 percent and block as much as 30 degrees of temperature from coming through your windows. Polywood® shutters even come with patented, interlocking weatherstripping to seal any gapping between the panels.

Whether it’s keeping your home warm in the winter or cool in the summer, Polywood® works better than any other window treatment. In fact, independent tests show that Sunburst’s Polywood® shutters are up to 70 percent more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600 percent more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. The Polywood material is also moisture-resistant, meaning that it won’t warp or crack, which solidifies its energy-efficient benefits long term.

Polywood Shutters Make Specialty-Shaped Windows More Energy Efficient

One of the biggest problems with specialty windows like arches, ovals, and circles is that they are hard to cover. Add in the need for energy efficiency, and your choices become even slimmer. Luckily, Polywood shutters can be custom-crafted to fit any shape of window. You get all the benefits of Polywood® for your specialty windows, including temperature loss prevention. Polywood® shutters also can block that breeze you might feel through a closed sliding glass door.

Only Available Through Sunburst Shutters

While there are many companies that sell faux or wood-alternative shutters, Polywood® is only available through Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions. Beware of any company that calls their wood-alternative shutter “Polywood” because it will not have the same level of energy efficiency benefits. Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas’ team of professionals will walk you through all your options and help you find the right shutters to meet your energy efficiency and design needs.

  • Polywood® shutters have added energy saving characteristics that can actually save on your energy bills.
  • Sunburst’s Polywood® shutters reduce the amount of heat that can transfer through a window.

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