Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows? | Louver Shop of South Georgia
Louver Shop takes great care in the safety of our clients, employees and local experts who live and work in your community. No matter where you are, we’re here for you and can help you today with your window covering project, without delay or disruption, through an in-person or virtual appointment. Read more>

Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the average American homeowner spending $661 every year on heating costs, it’s not unexpected that families are seeking ways to trim home heating and cooling expenses.

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

One of the biggest energy wasters in your residence may surprise you. Your windows can leak up to 30 percent of your house’s heated and cooled air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-conserving window coverings can help, providing superior light management while helping keep your Albany home comfier in the winter and more relaxing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of South Georgia are among the most loved means to boost energy preservation while keeping up your house’s style. We have a model that is certain to fit your house, whether you desire the style of stained fine wood shutters or fresh white faux wood shutters.

Go through all the choices during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design professionals. We’ll bring samples to you, measure your windows and offer you our everything’s-included price quote. All at no obligation.

Schedule Free Consultation

How Do Shutters Perform for Insulation?

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

That’s plantation shutters from Louver Shop of South Georgia. You pick your material, louver size and color, and we’ll make outstanding custom shutters here in America just for your home in Albany, Georgia.

The correct shutter material creates a considerable difference when it comes to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is regularly calculated by R-value, which takes into consideration the thermal resistance for materials. The greater the rank, the better the insulation.

Here’s how two popular shutter materials stack up for insulation.

Related: Which Shutters are Best for Insulation?

Faux Wood Shutters

Faux wood shutters, also referred to as PVC or polymer shutters, are ranked at 3.17 R-value, according to findings by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the top R-value for plantation shutters.

This kind of shutter is great for any area in your residence, even ones with a lot of warmth, dampness and sunshine. Our LouverWood® Shutters handle the seasons without blistering, crumbling or becoming washed out.

Browse Now: LouverWood Plantation Shutters

Wood Shutters

Real wood shutters are a close second to synthetic wood, stacking up at a 2.77 R-value.

Made from the finest American timber with very wide panels, our exclusive Heritage Shutters deliver a grand appearance to your home.

Browse Now: Heritage Plantation Shutters

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

Browse Now: Signature Plantation Shutters

Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most wanted 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.

Browse Now: Classic Plantation Shutters

Decrease Energy Costs with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of South Georgia, you can have both an attractive and energy-efficient residence for a long time. Schedule a free, in-home consultation right away to get started creating the plantation shutters you’ve always wanted.

Schedule a Free, In-Home (or Virtual) Design Consultation Today
We'll bring the shutter, blind and shade showroom to you, take measurements and provide you with our everything's-included Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing—all for free! Get started by filling out the form below.