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Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the common American household spending $661 every year on heating expenses, it’s not unexpected that families are trying to find places to trim home utility bills.

You might immediately think of appliances that conserve energy, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and AC equipment. Or perhaps even light bulbs, which can deliver big energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the highest energy wasters in your residence might surprise you. Your windows can release up to 30 percent of your home’s heated and cooled air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-efficient window coverings can assist you, providing better light filtration while keeping your Detroit home cozier in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Metro Detroit are one of the most popular means to boost energy savings while retaining your house’s style. We have a model that is sure to complement your house, whether you need the look of stained genuine wood shutters or contemporary white faux wood shutters.

Look over all your options during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design professionals. We’ll bring samples to your living room, size your windows and give you our everything’s-included price quote. All at no hassle.

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

The best window treatments make your home more beautiful, not take away from it, while increasing energy efficiency.

That’s plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Metro Detroit. You choose your material, louver width and color, and we’ll make beautiful custom shutters here in the USA just for your rooms in Detroit, Michigan.

The best shutter material creates a considerable influence with respect to insulating your windows.

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

Here’s how two popular 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 classified at 3.17 R-value, according to a study by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the top R-value for plantation shutters.

This style of window covering is ideal for any area in your house, particularly ones with extreme warmth, dampness and sunshine. Our LouverWood™ Shutters can withstand the weather without blistering, crumbling or becoming washed out.

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Wood Shutters

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

Made from the top United States timber with extra- large panels, our select Heritage Shutters offer a grand appearance to your house.

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Desiring a striking visual effect for your windows? Our special Signature Shutters include a shaped tilt bar and beveled louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most wanted hybrid plantation shutters, have the most sought after qualities of our deluxe shutters.

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

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Decrease Heating and Cooling Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Metro Detroit, you can get both a good looking and energy-efficient residence for years to come. Request a free, in-home consultation right away to get started designing the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.

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