Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

With the normal American household parting with $661 every year on heating expenses, it’s not a shock households are seeking areas to lower home energy bills.

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

One of the greatest energy wasters in your residence may come as a surprise. Your windows can release up to 30 percent of your residence’s heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-saving shutters, shades and blinds can help, giving great light control while assisting in keeping your Pittsburgh house cozier in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Pittsburgh are one of the most popular approaches to enhance energy preservation while maintaining your home’s style. We have a model that no doubt will complement your space, whether you desire the look of stained real wood shutters or modern white faux wood shutters.

Look over all the choices during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design experts. We’ll bring samples to you, size your windows and give you our all-inclusive price quote. All at no hassle.

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How Do Shutters Rank for Insulation?

The best window coverings increase your home’s beauty, not detract from it, while strengthening energy efficiency.

Look no further than plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Pittsburgh. You select your material, louver thickness and color, and we’ll make beautiful custom shutters here in the USA just for your home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The right shutter material makes a considerable difference with respect to insulating your windows.

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

Here’s how two most common shutter materials compare 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 top R-value for window shutters.

This type of shutter is ideal for any room in your home, even ones with extreme temperatures, humidity and daylight. Our LouverWood™ Shutters stand up to the seasons without cracking, chipping or fading.

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Wood Shutters

Real wood shutters are just below artificial wood, stacking up at a 2.77 R-value.

Made from the top USA timber with ultra- large panels, our deluxe Heritage Shutters deliver an upscale style to your residence.

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Looking for an extraordinary visual effect for your windows? Our exclusive Signature Shutters include a contoured tilt bar and sloped louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our best-selling hybrid plantation shutters, contain the most sought after parts of our top shutters.

Classic Shutters have the toughness of sturdy wood frames and the energy efficiency of engineered wood louvers.

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Trim Energy Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Pittsburgh, you can have both a good looking and energy-efficient house for many years. Request a free, in-home consultation right away to begin designing the plantation shutters of your dreams.

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