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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 spending $661 each year on heating costs, it’s not a shock households are searching for ways to lower home utility expenses.

You might first picture energy-efficient appliances, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and AC 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 residence might surprise you. Your windows can release up to 30 percent of your residence’s heated and cooled air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-efficient window treatments come in, offering great light control while assisting in keeping your Spartanburg home comfier in the winter and more relaxing in the summer.

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

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

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How Do Shutters Rank for Insulation?

The right window treatments enhance your home’s beauty, 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 considerable influence with respect to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is regularly gaged by R-value, which factors in the thermal resistance for materials. The greater the rank, 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 study 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 residence, 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 synthetic wood, coming in at a 2.77 R-value.

Constructed from the finest USA timber with extra- wide panels, our select Heritage Shutters deliver an elegant look to your rooms.

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Looking for an extraordinary visual impact for your windows? Our special Signature Shutters feature a curved tilt bar and sloped 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 sturdy wood frames and the energy efficiency of man-made wood louvers.

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Decrease Utility Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Western Carolina, you can get both a good looking and energy-efficient residence for a long time. Book a free, in-home consultation today to start making the plantation shutters you’ve always wanted.

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