Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

With the common U.S. household paying $661 annually on heating costs, it’s not a shock households are searching for places to trim home utility expenses.

You might immediately think of energy-efficient appliances, like ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling units. Or possibly even light bulbs, which can yield big energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the highest energy leaks in your house could 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-efficient window coverings come in, providing superior light management while keeping your Wichita residence cozier in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Wichita are one of the more loved means to boost energy preservation while keeping up your residence’s style. We have a style that is certain to match your space, whether you desire the appearance of stained genuine wood shutters or modern 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 you, take measurements and provide you with our complete price quote. All at no hassle.

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How Do Shutters Perform for Insulation?

The best window coverings enhance your home’s beauty, not take away from it, while strengthening energy efficiency.

We have what you need with plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Wichita. You pick your material, louver thickness and color, and we’ll create beautiful custom shutters here in the USA just for your rooms in Wichita, Kansas.

The best shutter material creates a significant impact when it comes to insulating your windows.

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

Here’s how two most common shutter materials compare 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 a study by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the top R-value for plantation shutters.

This kind of window covering is great for any area in your house, particularly ones with high heat, dampness and sunlight. Our LouverWood™ Shutters handle the weather without cracking, crumbling or losing color.

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Wood Shutters

Wood shutters are just behind synthetic wood, ranking at a 2.77 R-value.

Built from the finest American timber with ultra- large panels, our deluxe Heritage Shutters offer an upscale style to your residence.

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Looking for a dramatic visual impact for your windows? Our exclusive Signature Shutters include a contoured tilt bar and slanted louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most wanted hybrid plantation shutters, contain the most requested parts of our elite shutters.

Classic Shutters have the strength of stiff wood frames and the energy efficiency of artificial wood louvers.

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With shutters from Louver Shop of Wichita, you can get both a good looking and energy-efficient house for a long time. Book a free, in-home consultation right away to get started creating the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.

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