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Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the normal U.S. household parting with $661 each year on heating costs, it’s not a shock families are trying to find ways to trim home utility expenses.

The first thing you might think about is energy-efficient appliances, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and AC equipment. Or maybe even light bulbs, which can produce large energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the highest energy losers in your home could come as a surprise. Your windows can leak up to 30 percent of your residence’s heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-saving shutters, shades and blinds can assist you, providing top light management while keeping your Gainesville residence comfier in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop are among the most popular approaches to increase energy conservation while maintaining your residence’s appearance. We have a model that no doubt will match your rooms, whether you want the appearance of stained real wood shutters or fresh white faux wood shutters.

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

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How Do Shutters Rank for Insulation?

The right shutters make your home more beautiful, not diminish it, while increasing energy efficiency.

We have what you need with plantation shutters from Louver Shop. You select your material, louver width and color, and we’ll create outstanding custom shutters here in the USA just for your home in Gainesville, Georgia.

The best shutter material causes a significant difference in regard to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is commonly calculated by R-value, which factors in the thermal resistance for materials. The higher the rank, the better the insulation.

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

Related: Which Shutters are Best for Insulation?

Faux Wood Shutters

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

This kind of shutter is ideal for any room in your home, particularly ones with high heat, dampness and sunshine. Our LouverWood® Shutters stand up to the seasons without cracking, peeling or fading.

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Wood Shutters

Real wood shutters are just behind synthetic wood, ranking at a 2.77 R-value.

Made from prime U.S. wood with very large panels, our premium Heritage Shutters bring a grand style to your residence.

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Looking for a dramatic visual effect for your windows? Our special Signature Shutters include a shaped tilt bar and slanted louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most wanted hybrid plantation shutters, include the most desired components of our top shutters.

Classic Shutters incorporate the toughness of solid wood frames and the energy efficiency of engineered wood louvers.

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With shutters from Louver Shop, you can have both a good looking and energy-efficient home for many years. Schedule a free, in-home consultation today to start designing the plantation shutters of your dreams.

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