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Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the common U.S. family paying $661 each year on heating bills, it’s not a surprise households are seeking places to trim home utility bills.

The first thing you might think about is appliances that conserve energy, like ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling units. Or maybe even light bulbs, which can produce big energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the top energy losers in your house might come as a surprise. Your windows can release 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 come in, offering superior light control while assisting in keeping your Charleston home warmer in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Charleston are one of the more liked approaches to boost energy savings while keeping up your home’s appearance. We have a model that is certain to complement your rooms, whether you want the appearance of stained genuine wood shutters or fresh white faux wood shutters.

Go through all the possibilities during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design professionals. We’ll bring the showroom to your living room, size your windows and provide you with our everything’s-included price quote. All at no obligation.

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

The ideal window coverings enhance your home’s beauty, not diminish it, while strengthening energy efficiency.

That’s plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Charleston. You choose your material, louver size and color, and we’ll make beautiful custom shutters here in the United States just for your rooms in Charleston, South Carolina.

The correct shutter material causes a significant impact with respect to insulating your windows.

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

Here’s how two typical shutter materials measure up for insulation.

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Faux Wood Shutters

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

This style of shutter is ideal for any area in your house, particularly ones with a lot of warmth, moisture and sunlight. Our LouverWood® Shutters stand up to the seasons without cracking, crumbling or losing color.

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Wood Shutters

Real wood shutters are just behind synthetic wood, coming in at a 2.77 R-value.

Built from prime USA wood with extra- large panels, our deluxe Heritage Shutters deliver a grand style to your rooms.

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Desiring an extraordinary visual impression for your windows? Our special Signature Shutters feature a shaped tilt bar and beveled louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most wanted hybrid plantation shutters, contain the most requested components of our deluxe shutters.

Classic Shutters have the strength of stiff wood frames and the energy efficiency of artificial wood louvers.

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With shutters from Louver Shop of Charleston, you can get both a stylish and energy-efficient home for years to come. Book a free, in-home consultation today to begin making the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.

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