Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the common United States household paying $661 annually on heating costs, it’s not a shock homeowners are seeking ways to lower home utility expenses.
You might immediately think of appliances that use less energy, like ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling equipment. Or possibly 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 residence’s heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
That’s where our energy-saving window treatments can assist you, offering great light management while keeping your Nashville residence cozier in the winter and more relaxing in the summer.
Window shutters from Louver Shop of Nashville are one of the more liked means to boost energy savings while maintaining your residence’s appearance. We have an option that is sure to complement your residence, whether you need the appearance of stained genuine wood shutters or contemporary white faux wood shutters.
Go through all your options during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design professionals. We’ll bring the showroom to your home, measure your windows and provide you with our complete price quote. All at no pressure. Schedule Free Consultation
How Do Shutters Rank for Insulation?
The best shutters make your home more beautiful, 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 make outstanding custom shutters here in America just for your residence in Nashville, Tennessee.
The right shutter material makes a significant difference with respect to insulating your windows.
Energy efficiency is regularly 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 measure up 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 study by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the greatest R-value for interior shutters.
This kind of window treatment is ideal for any space in your house, even ones with extreme heat, moisture and daylight. Our LouverWood™ Shutters stand up to the seasons without cracking, crumbling or losing color.
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Wood shutters are just below faux wood, stacking up at a 2.77 R-value.
Constructed from prime U.S. hardwoods with extra- wide panels, our premium Heritage Shutters offer a luxurious style to your rooms.
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Looking for a dramatic visual effect for your windows? Our special Signature Shutters include a curved tilt bar and beveled louvers.
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Classic Shutters, our best-selling hybrid plantation shutters, include the most desired parts of our premium shutters.
Classic Shutters have 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 a good looking and energy-efficient home for many years. Schedule a free, in-home consultation now to begin designing the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.