Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

With the common United States household parting with $661 each year on heating costs, it’s not a shock households are looking for ways to trim home heating and cooling expenses.

You might immediately think of appliances that use less energy, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and AC units. Or possibly even light bulbs, which can offer large energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the greatest energy losers in your home could be a surprise. Your windows can release up to 30 percent of your residence’s heated and cooled air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-saving shutters, shades and blinds can assist you, delivering great light management while keeping your Columbus house cozier in the winter and more relaxing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Columbus are one of the more loved means to boost energy savings while retaining your house’s appearance. We have a model that is sure to complement your rooms, whether you need the look of stained genuine wood shutters or modern white faux wood shutters.

Go through all the choices during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design professionals. We’ll bring the showroom to you, 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 ideal window coverings enhance your home’s beauty, not diminish it, while boosting energy efficiency.

We have what you need with plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Columbus. You choose your material, louver size and color, and we’ll create gorgeous custom shutters here in the USA just for your house in Columbus, Ohio.

The best shutter material makes a considerable influence with respect to insulating your windows.

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

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

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Faux Wood Shutters

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

This type of shutter is ideal for any area in your residence, particularly ones with a lot of warmth, humidity and sunshine. Our LouverWood™ Shutters can withstand the elements without cracking, crumbling or fading.

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Wood Shutters

Hardwood shutters are just behind synthetic wood, coming in at a 2.77 R-value.

Made from the finest United States timber with very wide panels, our deluxe Heritage Shutters bring a grand appearance to your house.

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Desiring an extraordinary visual impact for your windows? Our exclusive Signature Shutters include a shaped tilt bar and sloped louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our best-selling hybrid plantation shutters, have the most requested components of our select shutters.

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

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Lower Heating and Cooling Expenses with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Columbus, you can achieve both an attractive and energy-efficient residence for many years. Request a free, in-home consultation today to begin designing the plantation shutters you’ve always wanted.

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