Provide A Shielding Effect
The sun can shine a lot of light through windows in the summer. The light making its way into the house causes heat gain, creating a huge problem. Heat gain can cause the components of your HVAC to work harder, and with it, resulting in a significant impact on its performance. Furthermore, air conditioning equipment is bound to go through a higher level of wear and tear, as it is likely to turn on and off more regularly, due to the need for more cooling cycles when there is excessive accumulation of heat in a home.
In addition to shielding everyone looking in from the outside, shutters also trap air and block sunlight. Any glare on TV screens as well as other glass surfaces is also effectively blocked when curtains are closed completely.
You can regulate visibility thanks to the adjustable rods fitted on shutters. For instance, you can block sunlight while also ensuring that you have a clear view of your kids playing in the driveway by simply opening the shutters partially. If you have single or double pane windows, you can close curtains this way.
You can find shutters in all shapes and sizes, given today’s varied selection. More importantly, you can even find custom designs as well; thus, saving you from having to purchase standard options. Homeowners can improve the appearance of different types of windows with the help of custom shutters, which normally come in convenient configurations and dimensions.
It is recommended that you choose shutters that are slightly bigger than the installation space if you decide to go with the custom variable. You will be able to install your new shutters without any problems by simply adding an inch to the final dimensions.
To ensure a perfect fir, you might still have to trim the shutters a bit. You can use the following list of tools to get this done:
- Miter and,
- Radial arm saw
You can control where and how natural light enters your home after installing a pair of shutters. Since they come with solid slats, shutters are great at controlling light. Whether they are partially or fully open, sunlight trickles through these slats during sunny days. The salts can be effectively used to:
Keep house plants properly nourished:
To grow, house plants need proper nourishment. Sunlight provides most of the nourishment that plants need. For all the plants positioned next to your windows, you can control the amount of sunlight they get by installing shutters.
Keep your house warmer:
Temperature drops around the indoor side of windows are quite significant on cold days. You can contain the warm air flowing out of your home’s air HVAC system indoors, by closing shutters. You can also reduce your energy consumption by reducing eating cycles, if you install shutters and keep them shut most of the time.
Shutters normally add a layer of security around your home thanks to the latch or lock included in their design. These features are designed to ensure that the curtains remain shut when closed. When it comes to the security of the window, this lock or latch is considered to be the first line of security. To gain forceful access into your home, any intruders will have to break the latch on the shutters as well as that on the window. If you are after top quality blinds with high security, I highly recommend Aluminium Venetian Blinds.
Enhance Your Home’s Exterior Aesthetic Appeal
You can enhance your home’s outward appearance using great shutters. Choose any of the following shutter designs to make your home’s siding stand out from the rest:
- Louvered Shutters: These come with overlapping wood slats. Louvered shutters can take your home’s design to the next level, especially if it currently looks bland.
- Panelled Shutters: Available in raised, recessed and even flat varieties, panelled shutters normally go well with vintage or modern home siding.