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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. family parting with $661 each year on heating costs, it’s not unexpected that families are looking for ways to trim home utility bills.

You might immediately think of energy-efficient appliances, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and AC equipment. Or maybe even light bulbs, which can produce big energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

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

That’s where our energy-saving window treatments can assist you, providing top light management while helping keep your Gainesville house cozier in the winter and more relaxing in the summer.

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

Go through 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 all-inclusive price quote. All at no hassle.

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How Do Shutters Rank for Insulation?

The right window treatments make your home more beautiful, not diminish it, while boosting energy efficiency.

Look no further than plantation shutters from Louver Shop. You select your material, louver thickness and color, and we’ll create outstanding custom shutters here in the USA just for your residence in Gainesville, Georgia.

The best shutter material creates a significant impact in regard to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is commonly gaged by R-value, which takes into account the thermal resistance for materials. The higher the rank, the better the insulation.

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

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Faux Wood Shutters

Faux wood shutters, also referred to as 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 plantation shutters.

This kind of window covering is ideal for any room in your home, particularly ones with high heat, dampness and daylight. Our LouverWood® Shutters stand up to the weather 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. timber with very wide panels, our premium Heritage Shutters bring a grand appearance to your residence.

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Looking for a dramatic visual impression 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 parts of our top shutters.

Classic Shutters incorporate the hardiness 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 an attractive and energy-efficient home for a long time. Schedule a free, in-home consultation today to begin designing the plantation shutters of your dreams.

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