Insulated Window Shutters

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Journal titleBuilding Practice Note, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada
Subjectshutters; thermal resistance; insulating products; insulating (activity); windows; Heat performance
AbstractInsulated window shutters can lessen considerably the amount of heat lost through windows. A standard double-glazed window has a thermal resistance of about R2 (RSI 0.35). An insulated shutter with a resistance 2 to 3 times that of a window, say R5 (RSI 0.88), will reduce substantially the energy loss of that window, particularly at night when the house does not benefit from solar radiation. Many different kinds of window shutters are now available. This Note has been prepared as a guide in selection as there are a number of key points to consider to achieve an effective and relatively trouble-free operation of a window shutter.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: Volets d'isolation pour fenetres
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NRC number1600
NPARC number20378084
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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