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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 United States family spending $661 annually on heating expenses, it’s not a shock families are trying to find ways to lower home heating and cooling costs.

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

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

That’s where our energy-conserving window treatments come in, giving superior light control while helping keep your Huntsville home cozier in the winter and more relaxing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of North Alabama are one of the more loved means to boost energy conservation while keeping up your home’s look. We have a style that is sure to match your residence, whether you desire the style of stained genuine wood shutters or fresh white faux wood shutters.

Go through all your options during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design experts. We’ll bring displays to your home, size your windows and provide you with our complete price quote. All at no pressure.

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

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

That’s plantation shutters from Louver Shop of North Alabama. You choose your material, louver thickness and color, and we’ll manufacture outstanding custom shutters here in the U.S. just for your residence in Huntsville, Alabama.

The right shutter material causes a considerable influence with respect to insulating your windows.

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

Here’s how two most common 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 rated at 3.17 R-value, according to a study by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the highest R-value for window shutters.

This kind of shutter is best for any area in your residence, particularly ones with a lot of heat, moisture and daylight. Our LouverWood™ Shutters stand up to the weather without blistering, chipping or losing color.

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Wood Shutters

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

Constructed from the finest U.S. wood with very large panels, our exclusive Heritage Shutters offer a luxurious style to your residence.

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Want an extraordinary visual effect for your windows? Our special Signature Shutters have a curved tilt bar and sloped 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 feature the strength of sturdy wood frames and the energy efficiency of artificial wood louvers.

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Cut Heating and Cooling Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of North Alabama, you can get both an attractive and energy-efficient residence for a long time. Book a free, in-home consultation right away to start making the plantation shutters you’ve always wanted.

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