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Do Wood Blinds Provide Insulation?

When it comes to keeping a San Antonio dwelling heated, your windows are a pretty big component interfering with your intention. Sheets of glass have issues when trying to insulating rooms—especially when you think about the insulated walls connected to them. Altogether, we squander 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 choosing the correct material for your window treatments is so essential for savings on home energy bills and to limit energy waste. At Louver Shop of San Antonio, we’re ready to aid you in select the correct match for your place during a free, in-home consultation.

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Now, we’ll examine an inquiry we get on a regular basis. Do wood blinds provide insulation and aid you in saving on utility bills?

Breaking Down Wood Blinds Insulation

Materials used to preserve warmer temperatures in your space are assessed using R-values. This factor evaluates the insulation value of materials—with bigger values indicating more insulating capacity for energy conservation.

The capability to diminish heat transfer changes between window treatment classes, along with material alternatives. Usually, window treatments made of thicker materials—like wood or solid polymer—do a better job while insulating. Shades that can keep in air—like cellular shades—will also do the trick.

Assets of Wood Blinds Insulation

Wood blinds do contribute an aspect of insulation and energy efficiency to your home. However, the U.S. Department of Energy primarily suggests these window treatments as a solution for blocking out summer sunlight to reduce heat seeping into your house.

Parkland® wood blinds, made from basswood, are a solid solution for homes in warmer areas—where seasonal heat lasts longer than chilly winter temperatures. And with an incredible assortment of colors and collections, there’s a Parkland blind to fit any look.

Shortcomings of Insulation from Wood Blinds

As shown previously, real wood blinds work better to keep heat out of your space, rather than hold it in your home. This is the how blinds are designed.

With breaks between the separate slats and along the sides, there are many paths to increase heat loss. And with generally thin slats, there isn’t much left between your room and the chill outside.

Other Window Treatment Options

If you enjoy the look of wood blinds but aren’t sure their insulation value is correct for your family, there are other choices.

With a comparable fashion and better insulation, wood plantation shutters should be a fit for your residence. Because they’re fixed directly to your window frame, there is less of a possibility for heat loss. Though they may seem pricier up front, plantation shutters can work for years longer than blinds—giving you added value.

For extra energy efficiency to help lessen heat loss, try LouverWood® shutters. They have the appearance of classic shutters with as much as three times more insulating capacity. Unlike some other faux wood shutters, LouverWood® shutters are solid polymer built to become a lasting fixture in your space.

Find the Right Window Treatment for You

Want to learn more about your options for insulating window treatments? Louver Shop of San Antonio can help. During your free, in-home consultation our professionals will guide you through all your options and compare them to find the perfect fit for your space.

You’ll also obtain measurements and a Louver Shop Complete Comfort™ Pricing quote at no cost—and with no obligation.

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