Shutters Will Save on Heating Costs

california-650As you prepare your home for the upcoming winter, you’re probably looking for ways to save money on your heating bill. Interior shutters are a great way to do just that. Plantation shutters are fitted to the interior side of a window, and usually chosen for their aesthetic appeal. Plantation shutters are also very energy-efficient: Wood shutters offer R-values as high as 3.17.

Both wood and synthetic shutters insulate well but wood is better because it resists temperature conductivity more efficiently. Because the shutters fit tightly into window frames, they also block the transfer of heat through air movement or convection, creating a barrier between outside temperatures and your home’s interior. The insulating barrier between the closed shutters and the window will help to decrease both heat loss and summer heat gain. Shutters are widely considered to be the most energy efficient window treatment, and ours are the best of the best!

Canada Custom Shutters’ Artisan and Polymaxx collections make fantastic additions for those looking for style and energy efficiency. The Artisan Collection is high quality hardwood. All materials provide some level of barrier against heat and cold but wood is the best. An inch of wood is 15 times as efficient an insulator as concrete, 400 times as efficient as steel and 1,770 times as efficient as aluminum. In addition to the insulating qualities they provide in the winter, these shutters are both heat and UV-resistant, making them extremely useful in the summertime as well. In contrast to traditional shutters that fade and warp over time, our shutters resist these problems and are made to last.

Canada Custom Shutters is headquartered in Toronto and we service all surrounding areas. We support reforestation programs by sourcing lumber from North American forests. Additionally we use low VOC paint, stains, and solvents. We have been in business since 1987 and we offer a full line of interior and exterior shutters. We also do louvered doors, room dividers, and hardware. Call us today for a free quote.

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