As far as keeping your Spartanburg dwelling heated, your windows are a huge element negating you. Glass panes have issues when trying to insulating spaces—especially compared to the insulated walls next to them. In reality, we give up up to 30 percent of the heating and cooling we make for our space through our windows, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
That’s why selecting a fitting material for your window treatments is so critical for savings on home energy bills and to limit energy waste. At Louver Shop of Western Carolina, we’re here to aid you in pick the best match for your home during a free, in-home consultation.
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Next, we’ll explore query we get on a regular basis. Do wood blinds create insulation and help you save on utility bills?
Understanding Wood Blinds Insulation
Components used to preserve warmer temperatures in your house are assessed using R-values. This factor calculates the insulation value of objects—with bigger values indicating increased insulating capabilities for energy conservation.
The power to lessen heat transfer fluctuate between window treatment classes, as well as material selections. Most times, window treatments created from thicker materials—like wood or solid polymer—do a better job while insulating. Shades that can trap air—like cellular shades—will also be helpful.
Advantages of Wood Blinds Insulation
Wood blinds do deliver a bit of insulation and energy efficiency to your family’s home. However, the U.S. Department of Energy mainly suggests these window treatments as a fix for closing out summer sunlight to reduce heat coming into your home.
Parkland® wood blinds, made from basswood, are a handsome option for homes in milder areas—where warmer heat happens more often than chilly winter temperatures. And with a great variety of colors and collections, there’s a Parkland blind to work with any home.
Disadvantages of Insulation from Wood Blinds
As shown previously, real wood blinds are more matched to keep heat out of your home, rather than trap it inside. This is the how blinds are designed.
With room between the separate slats and down the sides, there are many paths to increase heat loss. And with relatively thin slats, there isn’t much there between your space and the cold out in the world.
Substitutions for Wood Blinds
If you enjoy the sophistication of wood blinds but aren’t sure their insulation value is correct for your family, there are other alternatives.
With a close look and stronger insulation, wood plantation shutters should be a fit for your house. Because they’re attached directly to your window frame, there is less of a possibility for heat loss. Though this window treatment may seem pricier up front, plantation shutters can last for longer than blinds—giving you added value.
For additional energy efficiency to help diminish heat loss, try LouverWood® shutters. They have the look of wood shutters with up to three times more insulating ability. Unlike some other faux wood shutters, LouverWood® shutters are solid polymer made to become a lasting fixture in your home.
Find the Best Shutter, Blind or Shade for You
Ready to learn more about your choices for insulating window treatments? Louver Shop of Western Carolina can help. During your free, in-home consultation our professionals will guide you through all your alternatives and look at them to discover the best fit for your home.
You’ll also receive measurements and a Louver Shop Complete Comfort™ Pricing quote at no charge—and with no obligation.