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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 American homeowner paying $661 every year on heating costs, it’s not unexpected that families are seeking ways to trim home utility expenses.

You might immediately think of energy-efficient appliances, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and AC systems. 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 house could surprise you. Your windows can lose 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 assist you, providing superior light control while keeping 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 retaining your house’s style. We have an option that is sure to complement your house, whether you need 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, size your windows and give you our everything’s-included price quote. All at no pressure.

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How Do Shutters Perform for Insulation?

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

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

The right shutter material creates a big impact when it comes to insulating your windows.

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

Here’s how two typical shutter materials stack 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 findings by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the greatest R-value for window shutters.

This style of window covering is great for any space in your residence, even ones with extreme warmth, dampness and daylight. Our LouverWood™ Shutters handle the weather without flaking, chipping or losing color.

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Wood Shutters

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

Made from prime American timber with very wide panels, our exclusive Heritage Shutters deliver a grand style to your residence.

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Looking for a striking visual impact for your windows? Our unique Signature Shutters include a curved tilt bar and beveled louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most wanted hybrid plantation shutters, contain the most sought after qualities of our deluxe shutters.

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

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Trim Energy Costs with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of South Georgia, you can have both a good looking and energy-efficient house for many years. Schedule a free, in-home consultation now to get started creating the plantation shutters you’ve always wanted.

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