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Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the average American homeowner paying $661 each year on heating costs, it’s not unexpected that homeowners are looking for ways to lower home energy bills.

The first thing you might think about is appliances that use less energy, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and AC units. Or perhaps even light bulbs, which can produce big energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the greatest energy leaks in your home might come as a surprise. 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-conserving shutters, shades and blinds come in, giving better light filtration while assisting in keeping your Dallas home cozier in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Dallas/Fort Worth are one of the most popular ways to boost energy preservation while retaining your residence’s appearance. We have an option that is sure to work with your residence, whether you desire the look of stained fine wood shutters or fresh white faux wood shutters.

Review all the choices during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design experts. We’ll bring the showroom to your living room, take measurements 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 best shutters make your home more beautiful, not take away from it, while boosting energy efficiency.

Look no further than plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Dallas/Fort Worth. You pick your material, louver thickness and color, and we’ll manufacture gorgeous custom shutters here in the USA just for your residence in Dallas, Texas.

The best shutter material makes a big impact in regard to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is commonly calculated by R-value, which factors in the thermal resistance for materials. The higher the numeral, the better the insulation.

Here’s how two typical 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 highest R-value for window shutters.

This kind of shutter is best for any room in your house, particularly ones with high warmth, dampness and sunlight. Our LouverWood® Shutters stand up to the seasons without blistering, crumbling or becoming washed out.

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Wood Shutters

Wood shutters are just below artificial wood, ranking at a 2.77 R-value.

Constructed from choice U.S. timber with very wide panels, our exclusive Heritage Shutters deliver an elegant style to your residence.

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Looking for an extraordinary visual impact for your windows? Our exclusive Signature Shutters feature a contoured tilt bar and slanted louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most popular hybrid plantation shutters, have the most requested parts of our elite shutters.

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

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Decrease Heating and Cooling Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Dallas/Fort Worth, you can get both an attractive and energy-efficient residence for many years. Request a free, in-home consultation right away to start designing the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.

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