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Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the average American household parting with $661 every year on heating costs, it’s not unexpected that homeowners are searching for places to trim home energy expenses.

You might first picture appliances that use less energy, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and AC systems. Or maybe even light bulbs, which can deliver big energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the greatest energy leaks in your house might be a surprise. Your windows can lose up to 30 percent of your residence’s heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-conserving shutters, shades and blinds can assist you, giving better light control while helping keep your Austin home warmer in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Austin are one of the more liked ways to boost energy savings while maintaining your residence’s look. We have a model that is sure to work with your house, whether you need the appearance of stained genuine wood shutters or modern white faux wood shutters.

Review all your options during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design professionals. We’ll bring displays to your living room, take measurements and offer you our all-inclusive price quote. All at no pressure.

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How Do Shutters Perform for Insulation?

The ideal shutters increase your home’s beauty, not diminish it, while boosting energy efficiency.

Look no further than plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Austin. You choose your material, louver width and color, and we’ll create beautiful custom shutters here in the U.S. just for your residence in Austin, Texas.

The best shutter material makes a big influence with respect to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is regularly gaged by R-value, which considers the thermal resistance for materials. The bigger the numeral, the better the insulation.

Here’s how two most common shutter materials rank for insulation.

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Faux Wood Shutters

Faux wood shutters, also known as PVC or polymer shutters, are classified at 3.17 R-value, according to findings by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the greatest R-value for window shutters.

This kind of window covering is great for any space in your residence, particularly ones with a lot of heat, humidity and sunshine. Our LouverWood® Shutters handle the elements without flaking, crumbling or becoming washed out.

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Wood Shutters

Hardwood shutters are just behind artificial wood, coming in at a 2.77 R-value.

Made from the top USA wood with ultra- large panels, our select Heritage Shutters deliver a luxurious look to your rooms.

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Desiring a prominent visual impression for your windows? Our special Signature Shutters have a shaped tilt bar and slanted louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our best-selling hybrid plantation shutters, have the most requested qualities of our select shutters.

Classic Shutters feature the toughness of solid wood frames and the energy efficiency of engineered wood louvers.

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Trim Heating and Cooling Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Austin, you can achieve both an attractive and energy-efficient home for years to come. Request a free, in-home consultation today to start creating the plantation shutters you’ve always wanted.