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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 household spending $661 every year on heating expenses, it’s not unexpected that households are seeking ways to lower home utility bills.

You might first picture appliances that conserve energy, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and AC equipment. Or possibly even light bulbs, which can deliver large energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the top 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-conserving shutters, shades and blinds can help, delivering better light control while assisting in keeping your Kansas City house comfier in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Kansas City are one of the more loved means to boost energy conservation while maintaining your residence’s style. We have an option that is certain to work with your space, whether you desire the look 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 professionals. We’ll bring displays to your living room, size your windows and give you our everything’s-included price quote. All at no pressure.

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

The ideal window coverings enhance your home’s beauty, not diminish it, while strengthening energy efficiency.

That’s plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Kansas City. You choose your material, louver thickness and color, and we’ll make beautiful custom shutters here in America just for your residence in Kansas City, Kansas.

The right shutter material creates a considerable influence when it comes to insulating your windows.

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

Here’s how two typical 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 classified at 3.17 R-value, according to findings by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the top R-value for plantation shutters.

This type of window treatment is best for any room in your house, especially ones with extreme heat, dampness and sunshine. Our LouverWood® Shutters stand up to the seasons without flaking, chipping or losing color.

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Wood Shutters

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

Made from the best American timber with very wide panels, our deluxe Heritage Shutters offer an upscale appearance to your house.

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Want an extraordinary visual impression for your windows? Our exclusive Signature Shutters feature a curved tilt bar and sloped louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

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

Classic Shutters have the toughness of stiff wood frames and the energy efficiency of man-made wood louvers.

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Decrease Energy Costs with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Kansas City, you can get both a good looking and energy-efficient home for years to come. Book a free, in-home consultation today to start designing the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.

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