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Do Wood Blinds Provide Insulation?

In Regards to keeping your family’s Louisville home toasty, your windows are a major factor counteracting your goal. Glass panes have issues when trying to insulating your home—especially when you think about the insulated walls around them. In reality, we give up about 30 percent of the heating and cooling we generate for our homes through our windows, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s why finding the right material for your window treatments is so vital for savings on home energy bills and to curb energy waste. At Louver Shop of Louisville, we’re ready to assist you in discover the right style for your place during a free, in-home consultation.

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Now, we’ll dive into query we get pretty often. Do wood blinds provide insulation and help you save on utility bills?

Figuring Out Wood Blinds Insulation

Components used to trap warmer temperatures in your house are calculated using R-values. This factor evaluates the insulation value of building elements—with greater values signifying more insulating ability for energy conservation.

The capacity to reduce heat transfer varies between window treatment types, as well as fabric options. In general, window treatments made of solid materials—like wood or solid polymer—do a better job while insulating. Shades that can keep in air—like cellular shades—will also do the trick.

Assets of Wood Blinds Insulation

Wood blinds do bring an aspect of insulation and energy efficiency to your residence. However, the U.S. Department of Energy mainly recommends these window treatments as a fix for stopping summer sunlight to reduce heat coming into your home.

Parkland® wood blinds, made from basswood, are a gorgeous decision for homes in warmer areas—where seasonal heat appears more frequently than low winter temperatures. And with an incredible variety of colors and collections, there’s a Parkland blind to tailored to any look.

Weaknesses of Insulation from Wood Blinds

As highlighted already, real wood blinds are better suited to keep warm temperatures out of your home, instead of trap it indoors. This is the how blinds are designed.

With breaks between the single slats and on the sides, there are nearly endless paths to aid heat loss. And with comparably thin slats, there isn’t much left between your room and the chill outside your windows.

Alternatives to Wood Blinds

If you are drawn to the style of wood blinds but aren’t sure their insulation value is a fit for your room, there are other alternatives.

With a close style and better insulation, wood plantation shutters should be a nice alternative for your home. Because they’re attached directly to your window frame, there is less opportunity for heat loss. Though shutters may have a higher cost up front, plantation shutters can function for much longer than blinds—giving you more value.

For additional energy efficiency to help stop heat loss, try LouverWood® shutters. They have the appearance of classic shutters with nearly three times more insulating capacity. Unlike some other faux wood shutters, LouverWood® shutters are firm polymer created to become a lasting part of your home.

Find the Perfect Shutter, Blind or Shade for You

Want to hear more about your options for insulating window treatments? Louver Shop of Louisville can help. During your free, in-home consultation our experts will guide you through all your alternatives and compare them to discover the right fit for your home.

You’ll also obtain measurements and a Louver Shop Complete Comfort™ Pricing quote at no cost—and with no obligation.

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