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Do Wood Blinds Provide Insulation?

In Regards to keeping a Huntsville house comfortable, your windows are a sizable factor interfering with your intention. Sheets of glass have issues when trying to insulating your home—especially when you look at the insulated walls connected to them. Altogether, we lose nearly 30 percent of the heating and cooling we make for our space through our windows, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s why finding a suitable material for your window treatments is so critical for savings on home energy bills and to decrease energy waste. At Louver Shop of North Alabama, we’re there to assist you in select the best style for your home during a free, in-home consultation.

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Now, we’ll examine query we get frequently. Do wood blinds provide insulation and aid you in saving on utility bills?

Breaking Down Wood Blinds Insulation

Matter used to keep heat in your house are measured using R-values. This elements measures the insulation value of building elements—with greater values denoting increased insulating ability for energy conservation.

The capacity to lessen heat transfer changes between window treatment types, as well as fabric choices. In general, window treatments created from thicker materials—like wood or solid polymer—are more efficient while insulating. Shades that can trap air—like cellular shades—will also be a good fit.

Strengths of Wood Blinds Insulation

Wood blinds do bring a bit of insulation and energy efficiency to your rooms. However, the U.S. Department of Energy mainly recommends these window treatments as a resource for blocking out summer sunlight to diminish heat coming into your rooms.

Parkland® wood blinds, made from basswood, are a gorgeous choice for families in milder areas—where seasonal heat lasts longer than cold winter temperatures. And with a great assortment of colors and collections, there’s a Parkland blind to fit any style.

Drawbacks of Insulation from Wood Blinds

As mentioned previously, real wood blinds are more matched to keep heat out of your rooms, rather than hold it inside. This is a result of the nature of the design.

With breaks between the individual slats and down the sides, there are quite a few paths to increase heat loss. And with generally thin slats, there isn’t much there between your space and the chill beyond your windows.

Other Window Treatment Options

If you are drawn to the sophistication of wood blinds but aren’t satisfied their insulation value is right for your room, there are other alternatives.

With a similar fashion and better insulation, wood plantation shutters could be a good choice for your home. Because they’re fitted right to your window frame, there is less opportunity for heat loss. Though this window treatment may be more expensive up front, plantation shutters can work for longer than blinds—giving you more value.

For added energy efficiency to help lessen heat loss, try LouverWoodTM shutters. They have the look of wood shutters with nearly three times more insulating power. Unlike some other faux wood shutters, LouverWood™ shutters are solid polymer made to become a permanent complement to your room.

Find the Right Window Treatment for You

Want to know more about your alternatives for insulating window treatments? Louver Shop of North Alabama can help. During your free, in-home consultation our experts will guide you through all your alternatives and compare them to discover the right complement for your needs.

You’ll also get measurements and a Louver Shop Complete Comfort™ Pricing quote for free—and with no obligation.

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