As far as keeping your Atlanta home heated, your windows are a major element negating you. Layers of glass have difficulty insulating your house—especially when you look at the insulated walls around them. In reality, we give up about 30 percent of the heating and cooling we make for our space through our windows, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
That’s why finding a suitable material for your window treatments is so important for savings on home energy bills and to curb energy waste. At Louver Shop of Atlanta, we’re there to assist you in find the right match for your space during a free, in-home consultation.
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Next, we’ll take a look at an inquiry we get on a regular basis. Do wood blinds offer insulation and aid you in saving on utility bills?
Figuring Out Wood Blinds Insulation
Matter used to trap warmth in your house are gauged using R-values. This factor measures the insulation value of objects—with larger values showing better insulating capacity for energy conservation.
The capability to cut down heat transfer varies between window treatment classes, along with material options. Usually, window treatments made of solid materials—like wood or solid polymer—are more useful while insulating. Shades that can hold in air—like cellular shades—will also do the trick.
Assets of Wood Blinds Insulation
Wood blinds do contribute a component of insulation and energy efficiency to your home. However, the U.S. Department of Energy mostly suggests these window treatments as a fix for closing out summer sunlight to lessen heat coming into your house.
Parkland® wood blinds, made from basswood, are a handsome fit for homes in more moderate climate areas—where summer heat happens more often than cold winter temperatures. And with a great variety of colors and collections, there’s a Parkland blind to fit any space.
Disadvantages of Insulation from Wood Blinds
As mentioned previously, real wood blinds work better to keep warmth out of your home, as opposed to hold it indoors. This is a result of the design style.
With gaps between the separate slats and along the sides, there are quite a few paths to increase heat loss. And with comparably thin slats, there isn’t much there between your room and the cold beyond your windows.
Substitutions for Wood Blinds
If you enjoy the sophistication of wood blinds but aren’t satisfied their insulation value is correct for your space, there are other options.
With a similar style and increased insulation, wood plantation shutters might be a nice alternative for your house. Because they’re fixed straight to your window frame, there is less opportunity for heat loss. Though shutters may be more expensive up front, plantation shutters can last for much longer than blinds—giving you more value.
For added energy efficiency to help lessen heat loss, try LouverWood® shutters. They have the appearance of traditional shutters with up to three times more insulating ability. Unlike some other faux wood shutters, LouverWood® shutters are firm polymer created to become a long-lasting complement to your home.
Find the Best Window Treatment for You
Eager to hear more about your alternatives for insulating window treatments? Louver Shop of Atlanta can help. During your free, in-home consultation our professionals will walk you through all your choices and look at them to discover the right match for your space.
You’ll also get measurements and a Louver Shop Complete Comfort™ Pricing quote at no charge—and with no obligation.