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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 United States household spending $661 annually on heating costs, it’s not unexpected that homeowners are seeking ways to cut home utility expenses.

You might immediately think of appliances that use less energy, like ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling equipment. Or perhaps even light bulbs, which can produce big energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the top energy losers in your house might come as a surprise. Your windows can lose up to 30 percent of your house’s heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-saving shutters, shades and blinds can assist you, giving great light control while keeping your Nashville residence cozier in the winter and more relaxing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Nashville are among the most liked approaches to enhance energy savings while maintaining your residence’s look. We have an option that is sure to complement your residence, whether you desire the look of stained fine 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 the showroom to your home, size your windows and provide you with our complete price quote. All at no pressure.

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

The ideal shutters enhance your home’s beauty, not take away from it, while strengthening energy efficiency.

That’s plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Nashville. You choose your material, louver size and color, and we’ll manufacture outstanding custom shutters here in America just for your residence in Nashville, Tennessee.

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

Energy efficiency is commonly calculated by R-value, which takes into account the thermal resistance for materials. The greater the rank, 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 ranked at 3.17 R-value, according to a report by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the greatest R-value for interior shutters.

This style of window treatment is ideal for any space in your residence, even ones with a lot of heat, dampness and daylight. Our LouverWood® Shutters stand up to the seasons without cracking, crumbling or becoming washed out.

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Wood Shutters

Wood shutters are just behind faux wood, coming in at a 2.77 R-value.

Built from the finest U.S. hardwoods with extra- wide panels, our premium Heritage Shutters deliver a luxurious style to your rooms.

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

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our best-selling hybrid plantation shutters, include the most desired parts of our premium shutters.

Classic Shutters incorporate the strength of stiff wood frames and the energy efficiency of artificial wood louvers.

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Lower Energy Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Nashville, you can achieve both an attractive and energy-efficient home for a long time. Schedule a free, in-home consultation right away to begin designing the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.