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Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the common American household paying $661 each year on heating costs, it’s not unexpected that households are seeking places to cut home utility bills.

You might immediately think of appliances that use less energy, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and air conditioner equipment. Or possibly even light bulbs, which can offer large energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

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

That’s where our energy-conserving window coverings can assist you, providing top light management while assisting in keeping your Denver residence warmer in the winter and more relaxing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Colorado are among the most liked means to increase energy preservation while retaining your home’s look. We have a model that is sure to fit your house, whether you want the style of stained genuine wood shutters or contemporary white faux wood shutters.

Go through all the possibilities during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design experts. We’ll bring the showroom to you, take measurements and offer you our everything’s-included price quote. All at no hassle.

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How Do Shutters Perform for Insulation?

The best window treatments increase your home’s beauty, not take away from it, while strengthening energy efficiency.

That’s plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Colorado. You select your material, louver width and color, and we’ll make gorgeous custom shutters here in the U.S. just for your home in Denver, Colorado.

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

Energy efficiency is regularly 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 most common shutter materials rank for insulation.

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Faux Wood Shutters

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

This style of window covering is ideal for any area in your house, even ones with high heat, dampness and sunlight. Our LouverWood® Shutters handle the weather without cracking, chipping or becoming washed out.

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Wood Shutters

Real wood shutters are just below synthetic wood, coming in at a 2.77 R-value.

Made from the best USA wood with very large panels, our premium Heritage Shutters deliver an elegant style to your residence.

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Want a dramatic visual effect for your windows? Our special Signature Shutters include a shaped tilt bar and sloped louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most popular hybrid plantation shutters, have the most desired components of our premium shutters.

Classic Shutters have the strength of sturdy wood frames and the energy efficiency of faux wood louvers.

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With shutters from Louver Shop of Colorado, you can get both a stylish and energy-efficient home for many years. Book a free, in-home consultation now to start creating the plantation shutters you’ve always wanted.

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