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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 paying $661 every year on heating bills, it’s not unexpected that households are seeking ways to lower home heating and cooling bills.

You might first picture appliances that use less energy, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and AC equipment. Or perhaps even light bulbs, which can offer big 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 house’s heated and cooled air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-saving shutters, shades and blinds can assist you, delivering high-quality light management while assisting in keeping your Kansas City house cozier in the winter and more relaxing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Kansas City are among the most loved means to enhance energy savings while maintaining your residence’s style. We have a model that is sure 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 samples to your home, size your windows and give you our everything’s-included price quote. All at no pressure.

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How Do Shutters Rank 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 width and color, and we’ll manufacture outstanding custom shutters here in America just for your home in Kansas City, Kansas.

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

Energy efficiency is frequently gaged by R-value, which takes into account the thermal resistance for materials. The greater the rank, the better the insulation.

Here’s how two popular shutter materials measure up for insulation.

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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 residence, especially ones with a lot of heat, moisture and sunshine. Our LouverWood™ Shutters stand up to the weather without flaking, chipping or becoming washed out.

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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 large panels, our deluxe Heritage Shutters deliver an upscale style to your house.

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

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Hybrid Shutters

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

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

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Trim Energy Expenses 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. Request a free, in-home consultation today to start designing the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.

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