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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 United States household parting with $661 annually on heating costs, it’s not a surprise homeowners are trying to find areas to cut home energy expenses.

You might immediately think of energy-efficient appliances, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and air conditioner units. Or maybe even light bulbs, which can offer sizeable energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the highest energy leaks in your home could be a surprise. Your windows can leak up to 30 percent of your house’s heated and cooled air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-conserving shutters, shades and blinds can help, offering top light filtration while helping keep your Richmond residence warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Richmond are one of the most loved ways to boost energy savings while retaining your home’s style. We have a style that is sure to complement your space, whether you desire the appearance of stained real wood shutters or modern white faux wood shutters.

Review all your options during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design experts. We’ll bring samples to your home, take measurements and give you our all-inclusive price quote. All at no obligation.

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How Do Shutters Perform for Insulation?

The ideal window coverings make your home more beautiful, not detract from it, while increasing energy efficiency.

That’s plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Richmond. You choose your material, louver width and color, and we’ll create gorgeous custom shutters here in the U.S. just for your home in Richmond, Virginia.

The right shutter material causes a considerable impact with respect to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is commonly calculated by R-value, which considers the thermal resistance for materials. The bigger the numeral, the better the insulation.

Here’s how two most common 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 classified at 3.17 R-value, according to a study by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the highest R-value for window shutters.

This style of shutter is best for any area in your residence, even ones with high heat, humidity and daylight. Our LouverWood™ Shutters can withstand the weather without flaking, peeling or losing color.

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Wood Shutters

Wood shutters are just below synthetic wood, ranking at a 2.77 R-value.

Constructed from choice U.S. timber with extra- wide panels, our premium Heritage Shutters bring a grand appearance to your residence.

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Want a striking visual impact for your windows? Our exclusive Signature Shutters include a shaped tilt bar and beveled louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most popular hybrid plantation shutters, include the most requested qualities of our premium shutters.

Classic Shutters have the hardiness of stiff wood frames and the energy efficiency of man-made wood louvers.

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With shutters from Louver Shop of Richmond, you can have both an attractive and energy-efficient home for a long time. Book a free, in-home consultation now to start making the plantation shutters you’ve always wanted.

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