Are Plantation Shutters Good for Insulation?

By Coverly Shutters

Ever found yourself poking your nose out from under a warm blanket only to be greeted by a chilly draft? Or squinting your eyes against that uninvited sunbeam during your Sunday afternoon nap? There's a good chance your window treatment might be the culprit. Blinds and shades often leave gaps, letting in cold drafts in the winter and heat in the summer. But what if there was a solution to this? Enter plantation shutters; a stylish, effective, and increasingly popular alternative. 

"Are plantation shutters good for insulation?"

This is the question we get asked quite often. And the answer is yes! But let's explore exactly how these shutters work their magic to seal out drafts and control the temperature inside your home, making it comfortable year-round.

Before we dive in, let's understand the anatomy of a plantation shutter. Unlike traditional window treatments, plantation shutters are installed directly into your home's window frames, fitting like a glove and leaving no room for drafts or sunbeams to sneak in. In fact, they are known for being one of the top window treatments for insulation.

Complete Coverage

Plantation shutters are installed in one of two ways; inside mount or outside mount. Either way, your window panes are completely covered. This total coverage is crucial because it helps to effectively seal out any draft and leaves no gaps for sunlight or cold air to filter in - a common issue with blinds and shades. Given your window fall within the minimum and maximum limits for shutters, your shutters will be custom fit to your windows, no matter the size.

Moisture Issues

A common concern is that the moisture inside the window might build up and detoriate the shutter if they are closed for too long. This is not a problem because our composite wood shutter is 100% moisture resistant! You could drop in a pool, pull it out and install it to your window with no problems. 

Let The Breeze In

Don't we all relish those days when the weather is just right, the sky is clear, and all you crave is a fresh, gentle breeze wafting through your home? The good news is, shutters will not stand in the way of that lovely breeze. If you want to fully maximize the breeze, you can open your entire panel(s) and really let the air in. Usually the open louvers alone will do the job, but the beauty of shutters is that you ahve both options.

Cost Effectiveness of Plantation Shutters 

While the upfront cost of plantation shutters might seem high, the long-term benefits make them a worthy investment. You'll notice considerable savings on your energy costs after installing plantation shutters. Since they help you maintain a consistent temperature in your home, you'll need to use your HVAC system less often. The savings you'll make on your energy bill add up over time, cushioning the initial investment.