Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

With the common American family paying $661 every year on heating costs, it’s not a surprise homeowners are searching for ways to trim home utility expenses.

You might first picture appliances that use less energy, like ENERGY STAR® furnace and air conditioner 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 home may be a surprise. 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-conserving window coverings can help, giving high-quality light control while keeping your Myrtle Beach home warmer in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Myrtle Beach are one of the most popular approaches to enhance energy preservation while maintaining your residence’s style. We have a style that no doubt will fit your space, whether you need the style of stained fine wood shutters or contemporary white faux wood shutters.

Review all your options during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design experts. We’ll bring samples to your home, size your windows and give you our all-inclusive price quote. All at no hassle.

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How Do Shutters Rank for Insulation?

The right window treatments increase your home’s beauty, not take away from it, while boosting energy efficiency.

That’s plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Myrtle Beach. You pick your material, louver thickness and color, and we’ll create beautiful custom shutters here in the United States just for your house in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The right shutter material causes a significant impact with respect to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is regularly calculated by R-value, which takes into consideration the thermal resistance for materials. The greater the numeral, the better the insulation.

Here’s how two most common shutter materials measure up 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 greatest R-value for plantation shutters.

This style of window treatment is best for any room in your home, even ones with extreme temperatures, humidity and daylight. Our LouverWood™ Shutters handle the weather without blistering, peeling or losing color.

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Wood Shutters

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

Constructed from prime American wood with ultra- wide panels, our exclusive Heritage Shutters offer a luxurious look to your house.

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Seeking a dramatic visual impact for your windows? Our unique Signature Shutters have a contoured tilt bar and beveled louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most popular hybrid plantation shutters, have the most sought after parts of our premium shutters.

Classic Shutters feature the hardiness of sturdy wood frames and the energy efficiency of artificial wood louvers.

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Decrease Energy Expenses with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Myrtle Beach, you can achieve both an attractive and energy-efficient house for years to come. Schedule a free, in-home consultation now to begin designing the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.

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