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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 American homeowner spending $661 every year on heating costs, it’s not a surprise households are looking for ways to trim home utility expenses.

The first thing you might think about is energy-efficient appliances, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and air conditioner systems. Or possibly even light bulbs, which can deliver sizeable energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the greatest energy leaks in your home might 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-saving shutters, shades and blinds come in, providing top light control while keeping your Baltimore residence cozier in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Maryland are among the most desired ways to boost energy preservation while keeping up your residence’s appearance. We have an option that no doubt will fit your rooms, whether you desire the appearance of stained genuine wood shutters or modern white faux wood shutters.

Look over all the possibilities during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design specialists. We’ll bring displays to you, take measurements and give you our all-inclusive price quote. All at no obligation.

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How Do Shutters Perform for Insulation?

The best window coverings increase your home’s beauty, not detract from it, while strengthening energy efficiency.

We have what you need with plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Maryland. You choose your material, louver width and color, and we’ll create outstanding custom shutters here in the U.S. just for your residence in Baltimore, Maryland.

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

Energy efficiency is regularly measured by R-value, which factors in the thermal resistance for materials. The higher the rank, the better the insulation.

Here’s how two typical shutter materials compare for insulation.

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Faux Wood Shutters

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

This kind of shutter is best for any space in your house, even ones with a lot of warmth, moisture and sunshine. Our LouverWood® Shutters stand up to the seasons without blistering, crumbling or losing color.

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Wood Shutters

Hardwood shutters are a close second to synthetic wood, stacking up at a 2.77 R-value.

Made from the top U.S. hardwoods with extra- thick panels, our deluxe Heritage Shutters deliver an elegant appearance to your home.

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Want a dramatic visual effect for your windows? Our special Signature Shutters feature a curved tilt bar and slanted louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our best-selling hybrid plantation shutters, contain the most sought after qualities of our select shutters.

Classic Shutters incorporate the hardiness of firm wood frames and the energy efficiency of man-made wood louvers.

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Trim Utility Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Maryland, you can have both a good looking and energy-efficient house for a long time. Schedule a free, in-home consultation today to get started designing the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.

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