The Benefits of Wooden Shutters

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Wooden shutters have become an increasingly popular interior design aspect for many homes and homeowners. But as well as being visually appealing and a room statement piece, express blinds and shutters – like those we can provide here at Shuttertec – can offer many practical benefits.

Wooden shutters are a very versatile, durable, and popular choice of window covering option for many, proving to be a great window blinds alternative. They not only add protection to your house, but they can also allow you to adjust the amount of light that enters your room, at the same time as providing privacy and allowing air in when you want it.

With all this said, here is our guide to the benefits of wooden shutters.

Control natural light that enters your space

Traditional shutters are generally solid and used to prevent natural light from passing through and entering a room in your home. Many wooden shutters, on the other hand, are louvred, which means they have adjustable, movable slats that allow you to control the amount of light that enters the space.

Added privacy

Shutters are very effective in increasing privacy in a house by closing and totally blocking off the outside world. You can also alter the angle of the shutters using the louvres to let in more light, while maintaining your privacy.

Express wooden shutters are very versatile, as they will enhance privacy by preventing people from peeking through your windows and looking into your home, at the same time as allowing plenty of natural light and sunshine to enter your space

Thermal and sound insulation

Another benefit of express wooden shutters is that they are great for noise and heat insulation. When closed, the hardwood panels of shutters provide great sound insulation by acting as a barrier between the inside and outside of your home. As a result, they are perfect for homeowners in congested locations.

Wooden shutters also provide heating insulation, since the timber barrier helps to retain heat during cold winter months. Shutters are an excellent investment to regulate the temperature in your house while also allowing you to be more environmentally friendly and save money on your energy bills – it’s a ‘no brainer’ investment choice.

Increase the value of your home

When it comes to adding extra value to your home or property, express shutters can provide much more than simply appealing aesthetics; they also provide financial benefit, potentially increasing the sale value of your house.

These are a one-of-a-kind and fantastic selling feature for any property, providing a fashionable and energy-efficient option to more standard window coverings and blinds.

After all, a more energy-efficient home saves money on utilities and is more appealing to potential buyers, allowing you to perhaps boost the selling price.

Easy to clean and maintain

Wooden window shutters require very little maintenance and are fairly easy to clean, as well as functional. Other window fittings by contrast, often collect dust and cleaning can be difficult.

Wooden shutters, on the other hand, require relatively little care, requiring only a simple wash down or wipe every now and then to help prevent dust from forming and building upon the surface.

Highly customisable

Wooden shutters are easily customisable to match the layout and design of your home, office, or apartment room. Shutters may be custom-made to fit your windows exactly. You can even purchase shutters in a variety of colours and materials, match the colour scheme, and design them for the room you will be having them fitted in.

UV protection

UV protection is provided through wooden shutters because the louvres may be adjusted to limit how much light enters the room. Furthermore, many wooden window shutters are treated with a UV-protective coating to better shield the paint from the sun and keep the slats from distorting.

If you would like to learn more about the options we can give you for window shutters here at Shuttertec, please do not hesitate to contact our team, who will also be able to give you a quick quote.