Do you wish you had a warmer house? We can fix that with some thermal insulation. Window shutters is an area of expertise that Empire Window Furnishings can help you with. The team has extensive knowledge and industry experience working with a variety of different materials including polymer, aluminium and timber. Empire Window Furnishing has your windows covered for all your residential and commercial needs, including the standard plantation shutters, roller shutters, and aluminium shutters.
Coming into winter 2017, it is an important time to consider the heat insulation of your family home. Are your shutters keeping the heat in? With energy bills sky rocketing, the right shutters for your home can be more valuable than you think. Shutters and blinds have significant thermal insulation properties, but did you know the materials in which they are made from have an effect.
The University of Newcastle School of Engineering did a comparison study of the different window cover materials that can be used. They found that the “Western Red Cedar” shutter had the greatest effect on insulation, keeping the house 32.1% warmer than houses without. Second was “Basswood” shutters at 27.7% and third was “Aluminium” shutters at 27.5%. This study concluded and proved that significant natural insulation can be achieved by installing specific window shutters to your home.
In terms of thermal insulation, the results also detailed how the western red cedar shutters compared against the walls of a house. The western red cedar shutters turned out to be:
4x better than brick
10x better than concrete
400x better than steal
These results are truly significant in terms of thermal research. They show us how certain materials are perfectly made to be used for their thermal properties. When the right shutters and blinds are utilised, they can make an extreme difference to your energy bill as well as the comfort of your home environment.
Empire Window Furnishings are your industry experts. Call us on 1300 950 950 and we can explain how best to keep your home warm, insulated and comfortable. Here at Empire Window Furnishing, we got you covered.