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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 American homeowner spending $661 annually on heating costs, it’s not a surprise families are searching for ways to cut home energy costs.

You might first picture energy-efficient appliances, like ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling systems. Or perhaps even light bulbs, which can produce big energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the biggest energy losers in your house might surprise you. Your windows can lose up to 30 percent of your residence’s conditioned air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-saving window treatments can help, delivering high-quality light control while assisting in keeping your Boston house warmer in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Boston are among the most desired means to enhance energy preservation while keeping up your home’s look. We have a style that no doubt will complement your house, whether you need the style of stained genuine wood shutters or fresh white faux wood shutters.

Go through all the choices during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design specialists. We’ll bring the showroom to your living room, size your windows and provide you with our everything’s-included price quote. All at no hassle.

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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 increasing energy efficiency.

Look no further than plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Boston. You pick your material, louver width and color, and we’ll manufacture outstanding custom shutters here in the U.S. just for your rooms in Boston, Massachusetts.

The best shutter material makes a considerable influence in regard to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is frequently gaged by R-value, which includes the thermal resistance for materials. The higher the numeral, 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 classified at 3.17 R-value, according to findings by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the greatest R-value for interior shutters.

This type of window treatment is best for any area in your home, even ones with extreme heat, dampness and sunlight. Our LouverWood® Shutters can withstand the seasons without cracking, crumbling or becoming washed out.

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Wood Shutters

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

Made from the top U.S. wood with extra- wide panels, our premium Heritage Shutters bring an elegant look to your home.

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Desiring a prominent visual impact for your windows? Our special 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 requested qualities of our deluxe shutters.

Classic Shutters feature the hardiness of firm wood frames and the energy efficiency of man-made wood louvers.

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Decrease Energy Expenses with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Boston, you can get both a stylish and energy-efficient home for many years. Schedule a free, in-home consultation now to begin creating the plantation shutters you’ve always wanted.

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