A Few Reasons Why You Should Install Window Shutters

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A Few Reasons Why You Should Install Window Shutters

28 November 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

When it comes to window treatments, shutters are quite popular among most homeowners. This is because of the benefits that come with having shutters rather than blinds or shades or any other window treatment.

Here are some of those benefits:

Energy saving

Putting shutters over the interior side of your windows acts like a thermostat of sorts for your rooms. For instance, large windows or single pane windows are designed to facilitate temperature control in a room by releasing heat during winter and cool air during the summer. Having shutters placed over these windows enables this process to go on effectively.

This means that during the winter or summer, you will not have to increase your energy use in order to maintain comfortable conditions inside the house. This way, you will not only have reduced your energy use, but saved some money as well.

Property pricing

As a homeowner, you want to do everything you can to increase the value of your investment. Window shutters are an easy way to do this. By adjusting the amount of light coming in, shutters can change the appearance of any room, increasing the aesthetic appeal of your home regardless of what décor you have in there.  In addition, since shutters are known to help insulate the home, buyers will be more interested in a home with shutters since it will save them some money on the energy bill.

Low maintenance

While you may have to take down curtains or blinds to have them washed, shutters can be cleaned easily using a clean cloth and without having to take them down. This is quite beneficial if you live in a dusty area that requires regular cleaning of your windows. In addition, most shutters nowadays come with a lifetime warranty and last for quite a long time.


The point of having any kind of window treatment is to control the amount of light and air coming into a room, as well as having some privacy. Due to their slat's angles, which you can adjust, shutters allow you to have more control over the light and air coming into a room that any other kind of window treatment. For instance, if you want to let natural light in, you only need to adjust the slats slightly upwards. This way, you have the control and privacy you need for your home.


Just like drapes, blinds and tints, shutters come in a variety of styles. The three main types are plantain shutters, café shutters and traditional shutters. You can choose from any of these depending on your preference and the kind of windows you have. They also come in a variety of materials such as wood, aluminium and plastic, and you can have them made in custom colours and/or prints to add some personality to your space.