Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

With the normal American household spending $661 annually on heating bills, it’s not a shock families are trying to find areas to cut home heating and cooling bills.

You might immediately think of appliances that use less energy, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and AC units. Or perhaps even light bulbs, which can produce large energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the top energy wasters in your home might come as a surprise. Your windows can release up to 30 percent of your house’s heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-conserving window coverings can assist you, giving high-quality light control while assisting in keeping your Gulf Coast house cozier in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Gulf Coast are among the most popular means to enhance energy preservation while retaining your house’s style. We have an option that is sure to fit your residence, whether you want the appearance of stained genuine wood shutters or modern white faux wood shutters.

Go through all the possibilities during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design specialists. We’ll bring displays to you, take measurements and give you our complete price quote. All at no obligation.

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How Do Shutters Perform for Insulation?

The ideal window treatments increase your home’s beauty, not detract from it, while boosting energy efficiency.

Look no further than plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Gulf Coast. You select your material, louver thickness and color, and we’ll make outstanding custom shutters here in the USA just for your home in Gulf Coast, Florida.

The correct shutter material causes a considerable difference with respect to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is frequently measured by R-value, which factors in the thermal resistance for materials. The bigger the number, 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 known as PVC or polymer shutters, are rated at 3.17 R-value, according to a study by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the greatest R-value for plantation shutters.

This type of window treatment is ideal for any space in your house, especially ones with extreme temperatures, humidity and sunlight. Our LouverWood™ Shutters handle the elements without cracking, chipping or fading.

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Wood Shutters

Real wood shutters are a close second to synthetic wood, ranking at a 2.77 R-value.

Constructed from the top American wood with very large panels, our premium Heritage Shutters deliver a luxurious style to your home.

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Looking for a striking visual impact for your windows? Our unique Signature Shutters include a contoured tilt bar and sloped louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our best-selling hybrid plantation shutters, contain the most sought after components of our deluxe shutters.

Classic Shutters incorporate the strength of solid wood frames and the energy efficiency of man-made wood louvers.

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Trim Utility Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Gulf Coast, you can get both an attractive and energy-efficient house for many years. Book a free, in-home consultation right away to start designing the plantation shutters you’ve always wanted.

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