We’re bringing shutters back. Once the standard window treatment, window shutters have become less common over the past century. Newer window treatments have become the norm, and today shutters are more often seen on older homes. However, there’s a reason shutters were the standard for such a long time. Their classic look and undeniable functionality are just a few reasons why you should reconsider your window treatments. Read on for our top 5 reasons why you should install shutters on your home’s windows.
- Style. Shutters never go out of style. Their classic, clean look transcends short-lived trends, meaning that the same style of shutters that look good today will still look good fifty years from now, unlike those dated patterned curtains you thought were a great idea in the ’80s. In fact, shutters are still the standard window treatment throughout Europe, and we have to admit that Europeans know style. Shutters look good from both the inside and outside of your house, and add a sophisticated curb appeal to any home.
- UV Protection. Curtains and blinds tend to let in a lot of light. That’s not always a bad thing, but when you want a little extra sun protection in your home, shutters are the way to go. They block out much more light, meaning that you and any artwork or fabrics within the home are protected from damaging UV rays. If you have trouble sleeping with light pouring into your bedroom, shutters are a great solution for that too. By blocking out the morning sun, they’ll help you get valuable extra time to sleep.
- Energy Savings. Shutters, in addition to blocking out unwanted sunlight, provide a lot more insulation than typical blinds or curtains. In the summer, shutters block out the hot sun and insulate the home from hot air, while in the winter, they keep cold drafts from entering the home. Shutters help to regulate a home’s temperature all year round, making them excellent energy savers. You might even save some money on energy bills by making the switch!
- Privacy. Your home is a private space, and shutters will help keep it that way. While blinds and many types of curtains allow unknown outsiders to peer inside your home, shutters provide complete privacy. This privacy also adds to the home’s security. Potential home intruders like to be able to see inside a home before breaking in so that they know what to expect. When they can’t see inside your home because of your closed shutters, they are much less likely to attempt to break in.
- Durability. Shutters last. They are much less susceptible to fading and damage than the fabrics and thin plastics of curtains and blinds. With high-quality new shutters, you can be sure that your windows will be protected for many years to come without having to worry about window treatment replacements.
Want More Information About Shutters?
Contact Blinds to Go today in the Kansas City area for more information about our beautiful, durable Timberlane Exterior Shutters. Call us at (816) 920-0260.