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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 households are searching for ways to cut home energy costs.

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

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

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

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Boston are one of the more popular 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 possibilities during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design experts. We’ll bring the showroom to your living room, size your windows and provide you with our all-inclusive price quote. All at no hassle.

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

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

We have what you need with plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Boston. You select your material, louver thickness and color, and we’ll make outstanding custom shutters here in the U.S. just for your rooms in Boston, Massachusetts.

The best shutter material makes a considerable influence with respect to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is frequently calculated 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 rank for insulation.

Related: Which Shutters are Best for Insulation?

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 top R-value for interior shutters.

This type of window treatment is ideal for any area in your home, even ones with a lot of heat, moisture and sunlight. Our LouverWood® Shutters handle the weather without cracking, chipping or losing color.

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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- large panels, our premium Heritage Shutters bring an upscale look to your residence.

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Desiring a prominent visual impact for your windows? Our unique Signature Shutters feature a shaped tilt bar and beveled louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our best-selling hybrid plantation shutters, contain the most sought after qualities of our elite shutters.

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

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Trim Energy Costs with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Boston, you can achieve both a stylish and energy-efficient home for a long time. Schedule a free, in-home consultation right away to begin making the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.

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