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Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the regular U.S. household paying $661 every year on heating bills, it’s not unexpected that homeowners are trying to find places to trim home utility costs.

You might first picture appliances that use less energy, like ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling systems. Or maybe even light bulbs, which can deliver large energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the greatest energy leaks in your house could surprise you. Your windows can leak 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 window coverings can help, offering better light management while assisting in keeping your Lake Charles house cozier in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Louisiana are one of the more popular means to increase energy savings while keeping up your home’s look. We have an option that no doubt will complement your residence, whether you desire the style of stained real wood shutters or modern white faux wood shutters.

Look over all your options during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design specialists. We’ll bring displays to your living room, measure your windows and give you our complete price quote. All at no hassle.

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

The right shutters increase your home’s beauty, not diminish it, while boosting energy efficiency.

That’s plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Louisiana. You pick your material, louver size and color, and we’ll create gorgeous custom shutters here in the U.S. just for your residence in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The right shutter material makes a significant influence when it comes to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is commonly calculated by R-value, which takes into consideration the thermal resistance for materials. The bigger the rank, the better the insulation.

Here’s how two typical shutter materials rank for insulation.

Related: Which Shutters are Best for Insulation?

Faux Wood Shutters

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

This kind of shutter is great for any room in your residence, particularly ones with high temperatures, dampness and sunlight. Our LouverWood® Shutters can withstand the seasons without flaking, chipping or becoming washed out.

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Wood Shutters

Real wood shutters are a close second to artificial wood, coming in at a 2.77 R-value.

Made from the finest USA wood with very large panels, our deluxe Heritage Shutters bring an elegant style to your residence.

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

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most wanted hybrid plantation shutters, have the most requested components of our select shutters.

Classic Shutters incorporate the hardiness of firm wood frames and the energy efficiency of engineered wood louvers.

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Trim Energy Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Louisiana, you can achieve both a stylish and energy-efficient home for many years. Schedule a free, in-home consultation now to start designing the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.

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