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Do shutters provide insulation?

Updated on December 29, 2012

Do shutters provide insulation?

Do shutters provide insulation? Insulating the windows using shutters is one of the most effective ways of reducing the heating and cooling loss that are caused by windows that are inefficient in this function. Although the conventional shutters provide privacy and ventilation they are not energy efficient.

Shutters insulation will help save energy and protect you against all types of weather during summer and winter months. If they are properly designed and installed they will be able to provide protection from the weather without any extra use of interior space. Apart from this they will also serve as additional security. Even if the windows are left closed there will be no thermal shock to them if they are properly insulated.

It would be advisable to opt for solid shutters as they would be able to able to decrease both heat loss and gain. Apart from wood panel the shutters insulation will usually consist of a vapour barrier and a decorative covering to enhance the appeal of the room.

You will be able to open and close the shutters easily even after insulation. There are various handles and gears that can be used to open the window from the inside. In addition to this you also have light sensitive devices that can be used for the purpose of opening and closing the window. Do shutters provide insulation? They can be used in different ways depending upon the weather conditions that are prevalent in your city or town.

When you start adding insulated window shutters to your house, you will be able to save nearly forty percent of your energy bills. The life of the window will also be extended when you do shutters insulation. It will also act as an additional deterrent against burglaries. If you choose the right window treatment, you will be able to improve the overall energy efficiency of the house.

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