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Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the normal American family paying $661 annually on heating costs, it’s not a surprise households are searching for areas to trim home utility expenses.

You might first picture energy-efficient appliances, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and AC equipment. Or perhaps even light bulbs, which can offer big energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the greatest energy leaks in your home might surprise you. Your windows can leak up to 30 percent of your residence’s conditioned air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-saving shutters, shades and blinds can help, providing top light management while helping keep your Birmingham home cozier in the winter and more relaxing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Birmingham are one of the more desired approaches to boost energy savings while keeping up your residence’s appearance. We have a model that no doubt will fit your rooms, whether you want the appearance of stained genuine wood shutters or contemporary white faux wood shutters.

Review all your options during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design specialists. We’ll bring samples to your living room, size your windows and offer you our all-inclusive price quote. All at no pressure.

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

The best window treatments make your home more beautiful, not diminish it, while strengthening energy efficiency.

Look no further than plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Birmingham. You choose your material, louver width and color, and we’ll manufacture outstanding custom shutters here in America just for your residence in Birmingham, Alabama.

The right shutter material causes a significant influence with respect 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.

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Faux Wood Shutters

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

This style of shutter is ideal for any space in your home, especially ones with a lot of warmth, dampness and sunlight. Our LouverWood™ Shutters handle the seasons without flaking, chipping or becoming washed out.

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Wood Shutters

Hardwood shutters are a close second to synthetic wood, coming in at a 2.77 R-value.

Constructed from the finest U.S. timber with ultra- large panels, our deluxe Heritage Shutters deliver an upscale style to your residence.

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Seeking a dramatic visual impact for your windows? Our exclusive Signature Shutters feature a curved tilt bar and beveled louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most popular hybrid plantation shutters, contain the most sought after parts of our elite shutters.

Classic Shutters have the hardiness of stiff wood frames and the energy efficiency of man-made wood louvers.

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Lower Energy Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Birmingham, you can achieve both an attractive and energy-efficient residence for many years. Request a free, in-home consultation now to begin creating the plantation shutters of your dreams.

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