Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

With the normal United States household parting with $661 every year on heating expenses, it’s not unexpected that households are searching for areas to trim home energy bills.

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

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

That’s where our energy-efficient window treatments can help, providing great light control while assisting in keeping your Cleveland house cozier in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Cleveland are one of the most popular approaches to boost energy savings while maintaining your home’s appearance. We have a model that is sure to complement your rooms, whether you want the style of stained genuine wood shutters or contemporary white faux wood shutters.

Review all the choices during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design professionals. We’ll bring displays to your home, size your windows and offer you our complete price quote. All at no obligation.

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

The ideal window treatments enhance your home’s beauty, not take away from it, while boosting energy efficiency.

We have what you need with plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Cleveland. You choose your material, louver width and color, and we’ll make gorgeous custom shutters here in the U.S. just for your residence in Cleveland, Ohio.

The best shutter material creates a big impact in regard to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is frequently calculated by R-value, which takes into consideration the thermal resistance for materials. The greater the number, the better the insulation.

Here’s how two typical shutter materials stack up for insulation.

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Faux Wood Shutters

Faux wood shutters, also called PVC or polymer shutters, are rated at 3.17 R-value, according to a report by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the top R-value for window shutters.

This type of window treatment is best for any area in your residence, especially ones with high heat, humidity and daylight. Our LouverWood™ Shutters handle the seasons without cracking, crumbling or becoming washed out.

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Wood Shutters

Real wood shutters are just behind faux wood, stacking up at a 2.77 R-value.

Made from prime American timber with ultra- wide panels, our premium Heritage Shutters deliver a grand look to your residence.

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

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most wanted hybrid plantation shutters, include the most desired components of our deluxe shutters.

Classic Shutters feature the hardiness of solid wood frames and the energy efficiency of man-made wood louvers.

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Cut Energy Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Cleveland, you can get both a good looking and energy-efficient house for years to come. Schedule a free, in-home consultation today to get started making the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.

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