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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 family paying $661 each year on heating bills, it’s not unexpected that households are trying to find areas to lower home utility expenses.

You might first picture appliances that use less energy, like ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling units. Or maybe even light bulbs, which can yield sizeable energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the top energy leaks in your house may surprise you. Your windows can leak 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-saving window coverings can assist you, giving better light filtration while helping keep your Camden house cozier in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of New Jersey are one of the most desired ways to boost energy savings while maintaining your house’s look. We have a model that is sure to fit your rooms, whether you desire the look 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 professionals. We’ll bring displays to your living room, measure your windows and offer you our all-inclusive price quote. All at no obligation.

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How Do Shutters Perform for Insulation?

The best window coverings increase your home’s beauty, not diminish it, while boosting energy efficiency.

That’s plantation shutters from Louver Shop of New Jersey. You pick your material, louver width and color, and we’ll create beautiful custom shutters here in America just for your rooms in Camden, New Jersey.

The right shutter material causes a significant impact when it comes to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is often calculated by R-value, which factors in the thermal resistance for materials. The higher 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 known as PVC or polymer shutters, are ranked at 3.17 R-value, according to findings by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the highest R-value for window shutters.

This style of window treatment is great for any space in your residence, particularly ones with high temperatures, humidity and sunshine. Our LouverWood® Shutters stand up to the elements without cracking, crumbling or losing color.

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Wood Shutters

Hardwood shutters are a close second to faux wood, stacking up at a 2.77 R-value.

Made from the best American hardwoods with extra- wide panels, our select Heritage Shutters bring an upscale look to your house.

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Seeking a prominent visual impression for your windows? Our unique Signature Shutters include a curved tilt bar and slanted louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most popular hybrid plantation shutters, contain the most requested parts of our select shutters.

Classic Shutters have the strength of solid wood frames and the energy efficiency of faux wood louvers.

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Cut Energy Costs with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of New Jersey, you can get both a good looking and energy-efficient house for years to come. Request a free, in-home consultation today to begin designing the plantation shutters of your dreams.