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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. household paying $661 each year on heating expenses, it’s not a surprise households are seeking areas to trim home utility bills.

You might immediately think of appliances that conserve energy, like ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling systems. Or maybe even light bulbs, which can produce large energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the top energy losers in your residence might be a surprise. Your windows can release up to 30 percent of your residence’s conditioned air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-saving window treatments come in, giving great light management 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 means to boost energy savings while keeping up your home’s look. We have an option that is certain to fit your rooms, whether you want the appearance of stained genuine wood shutters or fresh white faux wood shutters.

Go through all the choices 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 all-inclusive price quote. All at no obligation.

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

The ideal window coverings make your home more beautiful, 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 manufacture beautiful custom shutters here in the USA just for your rooms in Charleston, South Carolina.

The right shutter material causes a significant difference in regard to insulating your windows.

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

Here’s how two popular 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 study by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the highest R-value for window shutters.

This style of window covering is ideal for any space in your house, particularly ones with a lot of warmth, moisture and sunlight. Our LouverWood™ Shutters stand up to the weather 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 the finest USA wood with ultra- wide panels, our deluxe Heritage Shutters offer a grand style to your rooms.

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Desiring an extraordinary visual effect for your windows? Our unique Signature Shutters feature a curved tilt bar and beveled louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most wanted hybrid plantation shutters, have the most sought after components of our deluxe shutters.

Classic Shutters incorporate 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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