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

The first thing you might think about is energy-efficient appliances, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and AC systems. Or maybe even light bulbs, which can deliver sizeable energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the highest energy leaks in your home may be a surprise. Your windows can lose 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 treatments can help, giving top light filtration while keeping your Richmond house 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 certain to complement your house, whether you need the look 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 specialists. We’ll bring samples to your home, take measurements and give you our all-inclusive price quote. All at no pressure.

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How Do Shutters Perform for Insulation?

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

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

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

Energy efficiency is regularly calculated by R-value, which includes the thermal resistance for materials. The bigger the rank, the better the insulation.

Here’s how two most common shutter materials rank for insulation.

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Faux Wood Shutters

Faux wood shutters, also called PVC or polymer shutters, are classified at 3.17 R-value, according to a report by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the highest R-value for plantation shutters.

This kind of shutter is best for any space in your residence, even ones with high heat, humidity and daylight. Our LouverWood® Shutters can withstand the seasons without flaking, peeling or becoming washed out.

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Wood Shutters

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

Built from choice U.S. timber with ultra- large panels, our premium Heritage Shutters bring a grand appearance to your residence.

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

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most popular hybrid plantation shutters, include the most sought after 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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Trim Utility Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Richmond, you can have both a good looking and energy-efficient home for many years. Book a free, in-home consultation now to begin creating the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.