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Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the regular American household parting with $661 every year on heating expenses, it’s not a surprise homeowners are looking for areas to lower home energy expenses.

The first thing you might think about is appliances that use less energy, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and air conditioner units. Or perhaps even light bulbs, which can yield big energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the greatest energy leaks in your home may come as a surprise. Your windows can release up to 30 percent of your home’s conditioned air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-saving window treatments come in, giving top light filtration while assisting in keeping your Raleigh residence comfier in the winter and more relaxing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Raleigh are one of the more popular means to boost energy savings while keeping up your residence’s look. We have a model that no doubt will complement your rooms, whether you want the appearance of stained fine wood shutters or fresh white faux wood shutters.

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

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

The best window treatments enhance your home’s beauty, not diminish it, while increasing energy efficiency.

We have what you need with plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Raleigh. You choose your material, louver thickness and color, and we’ll make outstanding custom shutters here in the USA just for your home in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The correct shutter material creates a significant impact with respect to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is regularly calculated by R-value, which takes into account the thermal resistance for materials. The greater 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 referred to as PVC or polymer shutters, are ranked at 3.17 R-value, according to findings by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the top R-value for interior shutters.

This type of shutter is great for any area in your home, even ones with extreme temperatures, moisture and daylight. Our LouverWood™ Shutters handle the elements without flaking, peeling or losing color.

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Wood Shutters

Real wood shutters are a close second to faux wood, coming in at a 2.77 R-value.

Made from prime U.S. timber with extra- thick panels, our exclusive Heritage Shutters deliver an upscale style to your house.

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Desiring an extraordinary visual impact for your windows? Our special Signature Shutters have a shaped tilt bar and beveled louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

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

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

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Decrease Heating and Cooling Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Raleigh, you can get both an attractive and energy-efficient residence for years to come. Book a free, in-home consultation now to get started making the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.

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