Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the normal American homeowner spending $661 each year on heating expenses, it’s not unexpected that households are trying to find ways to cut home utility expenses.
You might immediately think of appliances that conserve energy, like ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling equipment. Or maybe even light bulbs, which can deliver large energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.
One of the top energy leaks in your residence might be a surprise. Your windows can leak up to 30 percent of your home’s conditioned air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
That’s where our energy-efficient window treatments come in, providing top light filtration while keeping your Atlanta home comfier in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.
Window shutters from Louver Shop of Atlanta are one of the most desired approaches to increase energy conservation while maintaining your residence’s style. We have an option that no doubt will work with your house, whether you need the look of stained real wood shutters or contemporary white faux wood shutters.
Go through all the possibilities during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design specialists. We’ll bring samples to you, take measurements and give you our everything’s-included price quote. All at no pressure. Book Free Consultation
How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?
The right window treatments make your home more beautiful, not take away from it, while increasing energy efficiency.
That’s plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Atlanta. You pick your material, louver width and color, and we’ll make outstanding custom shutters here in the USA just for your rooms in Atlanta, Georgia.
The right shutter material creates a big influence with respect to insulating your windows.
Energy efficiency is commonly gaged by R-value, which takes into account the thermal resistance for materials. The greater the numeral, 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 classified at 3.17 R-value, according to a study by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the greatest R-value for window shutters.
This kind of window covering is great for any room in your home, especially ones with a lot of temperatures, moisture and sunshine. Our LouverWood® Shutters handle the weather without blistering, crumbling or becoming washed out.
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Wood shutters are a close second to synthetic wood, coming in at a 2.77 R-value.
Made from the best American wood with very wide panels, our premium Heritage Shutters deliver an upscale look to your house.
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Desiring an extraordinary visual impact for your windows? Our exclusive Signature Shutters include a curved tilt bar and slanted louvers.
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Classic Shutters, our most wanted hybrid plantation shutters, have the most sought after qualities of our premium shutters.
Classic Shutters incorporate the hardiness of solid wood frames and the energy efficiency of man-made wood louvers.
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With shutters from Louver Shop of Atlanta, you can get both a stylish and energy-efficient home for a long time. Schedule a free, in-home consultation now to start designing the plantation shutters of your dreams.