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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 U.S. household spending $661 annually on heating costs, it’s not a shock households are searching for areas to trim home energy bills.

You might first picture appliances that use less energy, like ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling equipment. Or perhaps even light bulbs, which can deliver big energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the highest energy losers in your house could come as a surprise. Your windows can leak 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-saving window coverings come in, offering high-quality light filtration while keeping your Memphis house warmer in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Memphis are one of the more liked means to enhance energy savings while maintaining your house’s look. We have an option that no doubt will fit your residence, whether you need the appearance of stained genuine wood shutters or modern white faux wood shutters.

Go through all your options during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design experts. We’ll bring the showroom 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 window coverings enhance your home’s beauty, not diminish it, while increasing energy efficiency.

Look no further than plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Memphis. You pick your material, louver thickness and color, and we’ll make gorgeous custom shutters here in the USA just for your house in Memphis, Tennessee.

The right shutter material makes a significant influence when it comes to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is often gaged by R-value, which takes into account the thermal resistance for materials. The higher the rank, 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 called PVC or polymer shutters, are ranked at 3.17 R-value, according to a report by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the top R-value for plantation shutters.

This kind of window covering is great for any room in your home, particularly ones with extreme heat, humidity and sunshine. Our LouverWood™ Shutters handle the weather without blistering, chipping or becoming washed out.

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Wood Shutters

Wood shutters are a close second to faux wood, ranking at a 2.77 R-value.

Built from the finest American hardwoods with ultra- wide panels, our deluxe Heritage Shutters offer a luxurious style to your residence.

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

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our best-selling hybrid plantation shutters, include the most requested qualities of our deluxe shutters.

Classic Shutters incorporate the strength of solid wood frames and the energy efficiency of man-made wood louvers.

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Decrease Utility Bills with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Memphis, you can have both a good looking and energy-efficient house for many years. Request a free, in-home consultation right away to start designing the plantation shutters you’ve always wanted.

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