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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 homeowner parting with $661 annually on heating costs, it’s not unexpected that households are seeking places to trim home energy expenses.

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

One of the highest energy losers in your home might be a surprise. Your windows can leak up to 30 percent of your home’s conditioned air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-efficient window coverings come in, offering superior light control while keeping your Columbia residence comfier in the winter and more relaxing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Columbia are among the most desired approaches to enhance energy conservation while keeping up your residence’s appearance. We have a style that no doubt will match your rooms, whether you want the style of stained real wood shutters or modern white faux wood shutters.

Review all the choices during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design professionals. We’ll bring samples to you, size your windows and give you our all-inclusive price quote. All at no obligation.

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How Do Shutters Rank for Insulation?

The best shutters enhance your home’s beauty, not detract from it, while boosting energy efficiency.

That’s plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Columbia. You pick your material, louver width and color, and we’ll manufacture beautiful custom shutters here in America just for your home in Columbia, South Carolina.

The best shutter material causes a significant impact when it comes to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is often calculated by R-value, which includes the thermal resistance for materials. The bigger the numeral, the better the insulation.

Here’s how two most common shutter materials rank 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 findings by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the highest R-value for interior shutters.

This style of shutter is great for any room in your residence, even ones with extreme warmth, humidity and sunlight. Our LouverWood™ Shutters stand up to the elements without flaking, peeling or fading.

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Wood Shutters

Wood shutters are just below artificial wood, coming in at a 2.77 R-value.

Constructed from prime U.S. hardwoods with extra- thick panels, our premium Heritage Shutters bring an upscale look to your residence.

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Seeking a prominent visual impact for your windows? Our exclusive Signature Shutters have a curved tilt bar and sloped louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most popular hybrid plantation shutters, have the most requested qualities of our elite shutters.

Classic Shutters incorporate the strength of sturdy wood frames and the energy efficiency of faux wood louvers.

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Cut Heating and Cooling Bills with Our Shutters

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

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