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Which Shutter Material Is the Most Insulating?

1:00PM 09 June 2022

When choosing new window coverings, it isn’t all about aesthetics. Of course, it’s certainly worth giving due care and attention – and shutters are no slouch in the style department. But what about energy efficiency? Nowadays, the words on everybody’s lips are, “energy bills”. With the cost of living steadily rising, and pockets increasingly tightening, saving money anywhere you can is more important than ever. Luckily, our energy efficient window shutters are here to bolster your bank account.

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You may wonder how shutters are more effective at insulating than, say, curtains or blinds. Well, shutters are made-to-measure specifically to the dimensions of your windows and they are installed to fit flush to your window or their recess. This means that not only will they be a perfect fit every time, but they will also prevent pesky drafts from coming in, and the hot air slipping out. But with three different materials to choose from, which one is best to meet your needs? We’re very glad you asked.

Hardwood Shutters

When shopping around for insulated shutters, these really are the last word. Our wooden shutters are versatile, available in every style, come in 13 colours, 11 wood stains, and four limewash finishes, and, most importantly, they’re a wonderful insulator. Made from the finest quality Paulownia, these energy efficient window shutters are a super stylish choice to help you save money on your energy bills.


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Waterproof Shutters

While your primary concern might be keeping a room warm, this won’t do much good if the space is prone to damp. Besides contributing to mold buildup, excessive moisture can damage your wooden shutters in the long term, causing them to crack or warp. Our Waterproof PVC shutters are coated in a waterproof paint which ensures they can withstand even daily exposure to water. That’s why we recommend them for bathrooms, kitchens, and anywhere else in the home which is prone to condensation. And, of course, they will insulate your home effectively too.


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Essential Hybrawood

If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, then we’ve got you covered. Our Essential Hybrawood shutters, are a unique combination of hardwood frames and a polyvinyl slats. The slats also have an integral aluminium core, ensuring maximum durability and stability. In fact, it’s the most structurally sound shutter on the UK market. All this, and it’s just as successful at insulating your home as our other ranges. Oh, and did we mention that they are our most affordable range of energy efficient window shutters?


Installing Insulating Shutters

We often get asked, “Are shutters easy to install?” The short answer is, “yes!” and the long answer is, “yes, definitely!” Whether you’re looking for sash, special shaped, or dormer window shutters, we’ve got you covered. Our measuring and installing guides are very easy to follow and all you need for fitting is a hammer, screwdriver, drill, and spirit level.


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If you would like to learn more about how energy efficient window shutters can save you money on your bills, get in touch today. Send an email to hello@theshutterstore.co.uk, or click the chat symbol at the bottom right of our website during normal working hours. We can’t wait to hear from you!