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Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the normal American household parting with $661 each year on heating expenses, it’s not unexpected that families are seeking areas to cut home energy expenses.

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

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

That’s where our energy-conserving shutters, shades and blinds can assist you, giving superior light control while assisting in keeping your Pittsburgh house comfier in the winter and cooler in the summer.

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

Look over all the possibilities during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design experts. We’ll bring displays to you, measure your windows and give you our everything’s-included price quote. All at no hassle.

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How Do Shutters Rank for Insulation?

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

We have what you need with plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Pittsburgh. You select your material, louver thickness and color, and we’ll make outstanding custom shutters here in the United States just for your residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The correct shutter material makes a big difference in regard to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is commonly measured 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 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 greatest R-value for window shutters.

This type of window covering is best for any room in your home, even ones with a lot of warmth, humidity and sunshine. Our LouverWood® Shutters stand up to the seasons without cracking, chipping or fading.

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Wood Shutters

Hardwood shutters are just behind synthetic wood, stacking up at a 2.77 R-value.

Made from the top USA timber with extra- wide panels, our deluxe Heritage Shutters deliver an elegant style to your residence.

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

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most popular hybrid plantation shutters, have the most sought after parts of our premium shutters.

Classic Shutters incorporate the hardiness of sturdy wood frames and the energy efficiency of engineered wood louvers.

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Decrease Energy Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Pittsburgh, you can have both an attractive and energy-efficient residence for many years. Request a free, in-home consultation now to start designing the plantation shutters of your dreams.