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Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the common U.S. homeowner spending $661 annually on heating costs, it’s not a surprise households are looking for places to lower home utility expenses.

You might first picture appliances that conserve energy, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and air conditioner equipment. Or perhaps even light bulbs, which can yield sizeable energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the greatest energy leaks in your home could be a surprise. Your windows can lose up to 30 percent of your house’s conditioned air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-saving window coverings can help, providing better light filtration while keeping your Orlando home cozier in the winter and more relaxing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Orlando are one of the most loved approaches to increase energy savings while retaining your home’s look. We have a model that is sure to match your house, whether you need 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 specialists. We’ll bring displays to you, take measurements and offer you our everything’s-included price quote. All at no obligation.

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

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

Look no further than plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Orlando. You choose your material, louver width and color, and we’ll manufacture gorgeous custom shutters here in the U.S. just for your rooms in Orlando, Florida.

The correct shutter material causes a big influence with respect to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is frequently calculated by R-value, which takes into account the thermal resistance for materials. The higher 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 called PVC or polymer shutters, are rated at 3.17 R-value, according to findings by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the greatest R-value for interior shutters.

This kind of shutter is great for any room in your home, especially ones with high heat, dampness and sunshine. Our LouverWood™ Shutters can withstand the seasons without blistering, peeling or losing color.

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Wood Shutters

Wood shutters are a close second to faux wood, stacking up at a 2.77 R-value.

Built from the best U.S. hardwoods with extra- wide panels, our deluxe Heritage Shutters offer an upscale look to your house.

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Seeking a dramatic visual effect for your windows? Our exclusive Signature Shutters have a shaped tilt bar and slanted louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most popular hybrid plantation shutters, include the most sought after parts of our elite shutters.

Classic Shutters incorporate the hardiness of solid wood frames and the energy efficiency of artificial wood louvers.

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With shutters from Louver Shop of Orlando, you can achieve both a good looking and energy-efficient home for years to come. Schedule a free, in-home consultation today to start making the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.

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