Did you know that the average U.S. household spends $986 each year just to stay warm? Heating and cooling costs can eat away at a family budget, but there are some easy ways to cut this cost considerably. Installing window shutters reduce these costs and provide some other great benefits as well.
How do Shutters Insulate?
You probably don’t think that much about your window coverings during the day, but the technology behind shutters is actually quite impressive. First of all, shutters are thick and they fit tightly within the window frame. This helps to block light, sound, and airflow.
The most insulating shutters available are made from polymer foam. Danmer has developed its own line of polymer foam shutters called Thermalite ™. Thermalite™ is a solid, non-toxic, synthetic material. Because Thermalite™ is 100% synthetic, no natural resources are destroyed in the manufacturing process. Additionally, Thermalite™ is water resistant, fire retardant, and insulates more than three times greater than wood.
Benefits of Insulated Shutters
There are so many reasons to invest in quality shutters for your home.
Save money – Did you know that you can lose nearly 30% of heat through your windows? Don’t make your heater or air conditioner work overtime. Insulated shutters will keep the air out and heating and cooling costs down.
Block light/Privacy – Shutters keep out light and the prying eyes of anyone passing by.
Noise reduction – If you live near a busy street, school, or business the noise that is constantly floating in your home can be quite a nuisance. Insulated shutters can help block the noise, while adding a decorative touch to your home.
Decoration – Speaking of a decorative touch, window coverings are an excellent way to change up the look of a room or add the finishing touches to your décor. Choose wood or neutral colors that will complement the room or choose a bold color that will make your beautiful windows the focal point of the room.
Whether you want to help out your air conditioner on a hot day or block the constant hum of traffic outside your windows, consider installing window shutters today.