Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

With the common United States family parting with $661 each year on heating costs, it’s not unexpected that homeowners are searching for ways to trim home heating and cooling expenses.

The first thing you might think about is appliances that use less energy, like ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling systems. Or perhaps even light bulbs, which can deliver sizeable energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the biggest energy wasters in your house may be a surprise. Your windows can release up to 30 percent of your house’s heated and cooled air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-conserving shutters, shades and blinds come in, delivering better light management while assisting in keeping your Louisville house cozier in the winter and more relaxing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Louisville are one of the most loved means to enhance energy savings while retaining your residence’s style. We have an option that is certain to complement your residence, whether you desire the look of stained genuine wood shutters or fresh white faux wood shutters.

Look over all your options during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design experts. We’ll bring samples to your home, measure your windows and provide you with our everything’s-included price quote. All at no hassle.

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How Do Shutters Rank for Insulation?

The right window coverings enhance your home’s beauty, not diminish it, while strengthening energy efficiency.

Look no further than plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Louisville. You select your material, louver size and color, and we’ll create beautiful custom shutters here in America just for your house in Louisville, Kentucky.

The right shutter material makes a big impact with respect to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is frequently measured by R-value, which factors in the thermal resistance for materials. The greater the numeral, the better the insulation.

Here’s how two most common shutter materials rank for insulation.

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Faux Wood Shutters

Faux wood shutters, also called PVC or polymer shutters, are rated at 3.17 R-value, according to a study by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the highest R-value for interior shutters.

This type of window treatment is great for any area in your residence, especially ones with extreme warmth, moisture and sunlight. Our LouverWood™ Shutters stand up to the seasons without cracking, peeling or fading.

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Wood Shutters

Wood shutters are just below synthetic wood, coming in at a 2.77 R-value.

Constructed from the best United States timber with extra- wide panels, our premium Heritage Shutters offer a grand style to your home.

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Looking for an extraordinary visual effect for your windows? Our unique Signature Shutters feature a contoured tilt bar and beveled louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most popular hybrid plantation shutters, include the most sought after qualities of our elite shutters.

Classic Shutters incorporate the strength of firm wood frames and the energy efficiency of artificial wood louvers.

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With shutters from Louver Shop of Louisville, you can get both an attractive and energy-efficient home for years to come. Schedule a free, in-home consultation today to start creating the plantation shutters you’ve always wanted.

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