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Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

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

You might first picture appliances that use less energy, like ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling equipment. Or maybe even light bulbs, which can produce large energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the highest energy wasters in your residence may come as a surprise. Your windows can release 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 can help, offering top light control while keeping your Cincinnati home comfier in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Cincinnati are one of the most desired ways to enhance energy conservation while keeping up your home’s look. We have a style that is sure to match your house, whether you desire the style of stained fine wood shutters or contemporary white faux wood shutters.

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

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

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

We have what you need with plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Cincinnati. You pick your material, louver thickness and color, and we’ll manufacture gorgeous custom shutters here in America just for your rooms in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The right shutter material makes a significant influence in regard to insulating your windows.

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

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

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Faux Wood Shutters

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

This type of shutter is best for any room in your house, especially ones with a lot of temperatures, humidity and sunlight. Our LouverWood™ Shutters handle the seasons without blistering, crumbling or losing color.

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Wood Shutters

Real wood shutters are just behind synthetic wood, stacking up at a 2.77 R-value.

Made from prime USA hardwoods with extra- large panels, our deluxe Heritage Shutters bring a grand style to your rooms.

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Desiring a dramatic visual impression for your windows? Our special Signature Shutters have a curved tilt bar and beveled louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

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

Classic Shutters incorporate the toughness of stiff wood frames and the energy efficiency of engineered wood louvers.

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With shutters from Louver Shop of Cincinnati, you can get both an attractive and energy-efficient house for years to come. Book a free, in-home consultation right away to start designing the plantation shutters of your dreams.

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