Shutters 101: Everything You Need to Know

Shutter blinds look amazing and can improve the look of any space. While they might be a little bit on the pricey side, they are easy to operate and maintain. Shutters offer exceptional value for money.


Types of Shutters

There are essentially three types of shutters, and it will depend on what your personal prerogative is when covering your windows.

Wooden Shutters

Wooden shutters make for a perfect addition to your home. They are hard-wearing and tough, meaning they will be resistant to breakage or possible damage, while beautiful and tasteful. Sadly, they are not waterproof and can’t be installed in areas with excessive moisture. 

Security Shutters

Security shutters provide a barrier to your window or door, no matter the size. These lockable shutters can deter even the most adamant burglar.

PVC Shutters

Unlike wooden shutters, PVC shutters are made of non-toxic synthetic materials. The difference is only apparent at close range. When purchasing a home, PVC shutters are not only versatile but also highly durable, making them a great investment. PVC shutters are waterproof, making them great for kitchens and bathrooms too.


Benefits of Installing Shutters in Your Home

For anyone who wishes to have complete control over the amount of light that enters their space and reduce external noise to a minimum, shutters are the best window treatment option. Below are several other benefits associated with shutters. 


Durable and Easy to Operate

If you are looking for durable window coverings, shutters will do the job. Manufactured from high-quality materials and installed by professionals, your shutters will look great for many years to come. 


Enhanced Security and Privacy 

Shutters boost your security significantly by turning your windows into a deterrent. The time required and the noise it will cause to cut through shutters will discourage burglars. As for privacy, there is no chance of a gap where nosy neighbours can peek through. 


Better Light Control

When it comes to shutters, you have complete control. We all love sunshine, but the African sun can be harsh at times. It is during these times that you might want to manage it or completely block it out. With shutters, the light will not enter your property unless you want it to. 


Improved Energy Savings

Who would not want to save on energy costs? Shutters slow down the transfer of heat/cold from inside to outside by providing an additional barrier. You won’t have to spend money on keeping your property comfortable throughout the heat of summer or the dead of winter. 


Increased Property Value

What better way to increase the value of your property than to install luxurious shutters? You might not want to sell your home right now, but should you change your mind in future, buyers will be lining up to put in an offer.