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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 U.S. household spending $661 every year on heating expenses, it’s not unexpected that homeowners are searching for areas to cut home utility 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 highest energy losers in your house may 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 shutters, shades and blinds can help, offering top light management while assisting in keeping your Philadelphia home comfier in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Philadelphia are among the most liked means to enhance energy savings while maintaining your home’s look. We have a style that is certain to fit your house, whether you need the appearance of stained real wood shutters or contemporary white faux wood shutters.

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

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How Do Shutters Perform for Insulation?

The ideal shutters make your home more beautiful, not take away from it, while boosting energy efficiency.

That’s plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Philadelphia. You select your material, louver size and color, and we’ll make beautiful custom shutters here in the U.S. just for your home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The best shutter material makes a significant difference when it comes to insulating your windows.

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

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

Related: Which Shutters are Best for Insulation?

Faux Wood Shutters

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

This style of shutter is best for any room in your residence, especially ones with extreme temperatures, moisture and daylight. Our LouverWood® Shutters stand up to the seasons without cracking, chipping or fading.

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Wood Shutters

Real wood shutters are just below faux wood, ranking at a 2.77 R-value.

Made from the top USA hardwoods with very thick panels, our exclusive Heritage Shutters offer an upscale appearance to your rooms.

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Seeking a striking visual impact for your windows? Our special Signature Shutters have a curved tilt bar and sloped louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most wanted hybrid plantation shutters, contain the most sought after parts of our select shutters.

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

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Cut Utility Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Philadelphia, you can achieve both a stylish and energy-efficient house for a long time. Schedule a free, in-home consultation now to start creating the plantation shutters you’ve always wanted.

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