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Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the normal U.S. homeowner spending $661 each year on heating costs, it’s not a shock families are looking for ways to cut home utility costs.

You might immediately think of energy-efficient appliances, like ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling units. Or possibly even light bulbs, which can produce sizeable energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the top energy losers in your home might be a surprise. Your windows can lose up to 30 percent of your residence’s heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-efficient shutters, shades and blinds come in, delivering high-quality light management while assisting in keeping your Greensboro residence cozier in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Greensboro are among the most loved approaches to enhance energy savings while maintaining your residence’s style. We have an option that is sure to match your residence, whether you want the look of stained fine wood shutters or contemporary white faux wood shutters.

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

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How Do Shutters Rank for Insulation?

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

That’s plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Greensboro. You select your material, louver width and color, and we’ll manufacture beautiful custom shutters here in the USA just for your house in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The right shutter material creates a significant difference when it comes to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is often gaged by R-value, which takes into consideration the thermal resistance for materials. The greater the rank, the better the insulation.

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

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Faux Wood Shutters

Faux wood shutters, also called PVC or polymer shutters, are classified at 3.17 R-value, according to findings by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the greatest R-value for plantation shutters.

This kind of window covering is great for any space in your home, even ones with a lot of warmth, humidity and daylight. Our LouverWood® Shutters handle the weather without blistering, crumbling or fading.

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Wood Shutters

Hardwood shutters are just below synthetic wood, stacking up at a 2.77 R-value.

Made from the top United States wood with ultra- thick panels, our exclusive Heritage Shutters offer a grand appearance to your house.

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Looking for an extraordinary visual effect for your windows? Our unique Signature Shutters have a contoured tilt bar and slanted louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our best-selling hybrid plantation shutters, include the most requested components of our top shutters.

Classic Shutters feature the hardiness of solid wood frames and the energy efficiency of engineered wood louvers.

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Cut Utility Expenses with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Greensboro, you can achieve both a good looking and energy-efficient residence for many years. Book a free, in-home consultation today to begin designing the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.