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

The first thing you might think about is appliances that use less energy, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and AC equipment. Or perhaps 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 come as 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, giving great light management while helping keep your Columbia residence cozier in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Columbia are among the most desired approaches to boost energy conservation while retaining your house’s look. 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 possibilities during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design professionals. We’ll bring samples to you, size your windows and offer you our all-inclusive price quote. All at no obligation.

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

The ideal shutters make your home more beautiful, not take away from it, while increasing energy efficiency.

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

The best shutter material creates a significant difference when it comes to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is often calculated by R-value, which considers the thermal resistance for materials. The greater the rank, the better the insulation.

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

Related: Which Shutters are Best for Insulation?

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 kind of shutter is great for any room in your residence, even ones with a lot of temperatures, 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 behind synthetic wood, stacking up at a 2.77 R-value.

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

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

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our best-selling hybrid plantation shutters, have the most requested qualities of our deluxe 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 residence for a long time. Schedule a free, in-home consultation right away to get started designing the plantation shutters you’ve always wanted.

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