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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 United States homeowner paying $661 every year on heating costs, it’s not unexpected that households are searching for ways to cut home heating and cooling expenses.

You might first picture energy-efficient appliances, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and air conditioner equipment. Or maybe even light bulbs, which can offer sizeable energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the top energy losers in your house might surprise you. 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-efficient shutters, shades and blinds come in, giving great light control while assisting in keeping your Spartanburg home comfier in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Western Carolina are among the most popular means to increase energy savings while keeping up your residence’s appearance. We have a style that is sure to fit your residence, whether you need the look of stained real wood shutters or modern white faux wood shutters.

Go through all the possibilities during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design experts. We’ll bring the showroom to your living room, size your windows and offer you our all-inclusive price quote. All at no pressure.

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

The right shutters make your home more beautiful, not take away from it, while increasing energy efficiency.

That’s plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Western Carolina. You choose your material, louver thickness and color, and we’ll manufacture gorgeous custom shutters here in the U.S. just for your rooms in Spartanburg, North Carolina.

The right shutter material creates a big influence in regard to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is commonly gaged by R-value, which takes into account the thermal resistance for materials. The greater the numeral, the better the insulation.

Here’s how two typical shutter materials compare 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 interior shutters.

This type of window treatment is ideal for any space in your house, even ones with high heat, humidity and sunshine. Our LouverWood® Shutters stand up to the seasons without flaking, chipping or becoming washed out.

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Wood Shutters

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

Built from prime USA wood with extra- large panels, our deluxe Heritage Shutters offer an upscale look to your rooms.

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Looking for an extraordinary visual impact for your windows? Our special Signature Shutters feature a shaped tilt bar and slanted louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most wanted hybrid plantation shutters, have the most requested parts of our elite shutters.

Classic Shutters feature the hardiness of solid wood frames and the energy efficiency of man-made wood louvers.

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Trim Heating and Cooling Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Western Carolina, you can achieve both a good looking and energy-efficient residence for many years. Book a free, in-home consultation today to start creating the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.