Harnessing the Power of Outdoor Shutters for Energy Efficiency

July 3, 2023

As temperatures continue to climb across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, homeowners are increasingly in search of efficient strategies to mitigate heat within their homes and reduce their reliance on HVAC systems. Here at Blinds Brothers, we are proud to present a solution that provides not only aesthetic appeal but also practical energy-saving benefits: our range of outdoor shutters.

In our assortment, you will find the more traditional, fixed Weatherwell Elite Aluminum shutters, and the versatile Tucson Rolling Shutters. Each provides similar benefits in improving home energy efficiency. Learn how outdoor shutters can improve the energy efficiency of your home in this post from the Blinds Brothers blog. 

Enhanced Insulation

Exterior shutters augment the insulating capabilities of your home, reducing the exchange of thermal energy. Upon closure, these shutters create an air buffer between themselves and the window, serving as an extra layer of insulation. This insulation layer restricts the influx of heat during the sweltering summer months and conserves the interior warmth during winter.

Weatherwell Elite Aluminum shutters, in particular, are designed using aluminum, a material known for its low thermal conductivity, thereby significantly reducing heat transfer. In parallel, Tucson Rolling Shutters form an airtight seal when closed, augmenting insulation and minimizing energy loss.

Decreased Interior Temperatures

Exterior shutters provide an effective means of lowering the interior temperature of your home. By obstructing sunlight, they diminish the greenhouse effect within your home, creating a cooler interior environment. Consequently, with a naturally cooler interior, your air conditioning system bears a lighter workload, fostering energy conservation and prolonging the lifespan of your HVAC system.

Reduced Heat Gain Through Windows

Windows are potential avenues for heat gain, especially those directly exposed to sunlight. Given that 76% of the sunlight that falls on standard double-pane windows transforms into heat, implementing strategies to combat heat gain is critical. Our Weatherwell Elite Aluminum shutters and Tucson Rolling Shutters, when deployed, act as effective barriers against solar heat gain, intercepting the sun's rays and preventing them from penetrating through the windows.

Economic and Environmental Efficiency

With improved insulation, decreased interior temperatures, and minimized heat gain through windows, the workload on your HVAC system diminishes, resulting in significant energy savings. Consequently, a reduction in energy consumption leads to a decrease in utility expenses, making your investment in exterior shutters economically advantageous over time.

Improve the Energy Efficiency of your Home with Shutters from Blinds Brothers

Our range of exterior shutters represents more than an embellishment to your home's exterior. They contribute to the enhancement of your home's energy efficiency, helping to reduce utility expenses and improve the comfort of your living environment.

Weatherwell Elite Aluminum shutters and Tucson Rolling Shutters are not mere decorative elements, but rather strategic investments towards sustainable living. Through optimizing energy efficiency, they contribute to the global endeavor of environmental conservation, thus aligning your lifestyle with ecological responsibility and sustainable living principles.

Blinds Brothers are committed to facilitating such responsible choices. We strive to be more than a window treatment provider; we endeavor to be your partner in crafting a comfortable, stylish, and sustainable living environment. Every home that incorporates our energy-saving exterior shutters contributes towards a future where comfort and style don't compromise our planet's wellbeing. For shutters in Dallas and Fort Worth, reach out to Blinds Brothers for a free estimate

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