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Do Wood Blinds Provide Insulation?

When it comes to keeping your Tampa house comfortable, your windows are a huge factor counteracting your intention. Glass panes have issues when trying to insulating your home—especially when you look at the insulated walls around them. In fact, we lose up to 30 percent of the heating and cooling we generate for our houses through our windows, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s why finding a fitting material for your window treatments is so vital for savings on home energy bills and to limit energy waste. At Louver Shop of Tampa, we’re ready to aid you in select the perfect style for your house during a free, in-home consultation.

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Below, we’ll explore a question we get frequently. Do wood blinds create insulation and assist you in saving on utility bills?

Breaking Down Wood Blinds Insulation

Matter used to trap heat in your house are quantified using R-values. This component measures the insulation value of building elements—with larger values signifying increased insulating power for energy conservation.

The ability to diminish heat transfer changes between window treatment types, as well as fabric alternatives. Most times, window treatments created from solid materials—like wood or solid polymer—do a better job while insulating. Shades that can keep in air—like cellular shades—will also be a good fit.

Assets of Wood Blinds Insulation

Wood blinds do contribute an element of insulation and energy efficiency to your family’s home. However, the U.S. Department of Energy mostly recommends these window treatments as a resource for stopping summer sunlight to lessen heat coming into your rooms.

Parkland® wood blinds, made from basswood, are a gorgeous decision for homes in milder areas—where seasonal heat appears more frequently than low winter temperatures. And with an incredible assortment of colors and collections, there’s a Parkland blind to tailored to any home.

Shortcomings of Insulation from Wood Blinds

As told before, real wood blinds are more matched to keep warmth out of your home, as opposed to trap it in your home. This is the how blinds are designed.

With room between the single slats and down the sides, there are plenty of paths to increase heat loss. And with generally thin slats, there isn’t much there between your space and the crisp temperatures outside.

Substitutions for Wood Blinds

If you want the look of wood blinds but aren’t convinced their insulation value is correct for your home, there are other options.

With a close look and stronger insulation, wood plantation shutters could be a fit for your home. Because they’re fixed directly to your window frame, there is less of a chance for heat loss. Though this window treatment may seem pricier up front, plantation shutters can function for years longer than blinds—giving you more value.

For added energy efficiency to help lessen heat loss, try LouverWood® shutters. They have the style of wood shutters with as much as three times more insulating power. Unlike some other faux wood shutters, LouverWood® shutters are solid polymer built to become a lasting part of your house.

Find the Best Window Covering for You

Ready to know more about your options for insulating window coverings? Louver Shop of Tampa can help. During your free, in-home consultation our professionals will walk you through all your choices and compare them to discover the best complement for your home.

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