When it comes to keeping your Jacksonville home warm, your windows are a huge component canceling out you. Sheets of glass have issues when trying to insulating rooms—especially when you think about the insulated walls next to them. As a matter of fact, we lose nearly 30 percent of the heating and cooling we generate for our space through our windows, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
That’s why finding a suitable material for your window treatments is so essential for savings on home energy bills and to limit energy waste. At Louver Shop of Jacksonville, we’re here to assist you in find the correct fit for your place during a free, in-home consultation.
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Below, we’ll explore an inquiry we get regularly. Do wood blinds create insulation and help you save on utility bills?
Understanding Wood Blinds Insulation
Matter used to keep warmth in your house are assessed using R-values. This component calculates the insulation value of building elements—with larger values denoting better insulating capabilities for energy conservation.
The power to reduce heat transfer varies between window treatment classes, along with fabric options. Usually, window treatments made of solid materials—like wood or solid polymer—are more useful while insulating. Shades that can hold in air—like cellular shades—will also do the trick.
Advantages of Wood Blinds Insulation
Wood blinds do deliver a component of insulation and energy efficiency to your house. However, the U.S. Department of Energy mostly advises these window treatments as a solution for blocking out summer sunlight to reduce heat seeping into your space.
Parkland® wood blinds, made from basswood, are a handsome solution for houses in warmer areas—where warmer heat lasts longer than chilly winter temperatures. And with a great variety of colors and collections, there’s a Parkland blind to fit any style.
Drawbacks of Insulation from Wood Blinds
As told before, real wood blinds work better to keep heat out of your space, rather than trap it inside. This is a result of the design style.
With breaks between the individual slats and along the sides, there are quite a few paths to aid heat loss. And with comparatively thin slats, there isn’t much material between your space and the chill outside.
Substitutions for Wood Blinds
If you like the look of wood blinds but aren’t convinced their insulation value is a fit for your house, there are other alternatives.
With a close style and increased insulation, wood plantation shutters could be a fit for your house. Because they’re fitted right to your window frame, there is less of a chance for heat loss. Though this window treatment may have a higher cost up front, plantation shutters can work for longer than blinds—giving you additional value.
For extra energy efficiency to help stop heat loss, try LouverWood® shutters. They have the look of classic shutters with nearly three times more insulating ability. Unlike some other faux wood shutters, LouverWood® shutters are firm polymer created to become a permanent fixture in your house.
Find the Perfect Shutter, Blind or Shade for You
Ready to hear more about your choices for insulating shutters, blinds or shades? Louver Shop of Jacksonville can help. During your free, in-home consultation our experts will guide you through all your choices and weigh them to choose the best match for your house.
You’ll also get measurements and a Louver Shop Complete Comfort™ Pricing quote at no charge—and with no obligation.