When it comes to window treatments, it’s important to consider all the pros and cons of each design before making your choice. The last thing you want to have is a set of expensive drapes only to realize that they fit neither the function of the window nor the form of the room. It is also important to remember that both form and function are part of window treatment design. If you choose thin aluminum blinds where cellular shades are needed for insulation, you will be disappointed and end up spending more in the long run. Certain window treatments have certain functional and fashionable jobs and benefits. Let’s take a look at the benefits of installing shutters to your windows.
What are Window Shutters?
Window shutters are a durable window treatment commonly made of wood and installed either on the interior or exterior of a window frame. Affixed with hinges, the shutters can open and close like French doors and feature horizontal wooden slats that can be adjusted to regulate light and privacy.
Benefits of Shutters
Shutters confer a number of both functional and aesthetic benefits.
Increased energy efficiency
Due to the durable nature of shutters and the wood construction, they act as a hardy barrier between the elements and the indoor air. Before glass windows, shutters were used to keep out the wind, rain and cold from homes. If you are looking for a way to reduce indoor heating and cooling costs, shutters offer a great solution.
Built to Last
Shutters are built to last. Unlike many window treatments, indoor and outdoor window shutter don’t need to be replaced at frequent intervals and they are less susceptible to damage. And while many window treatment styles go in and out of fashion, window shutters offer a timeless look that is never out of place.
Shutters are also a great option if you are looking to update your home without breaking the bank. In addition to their long lasting style and durability, shutters can be considerable cheaper than many designer draperies.
Window Shutters with Reno Blinds and Repair
Made from exceptional North American hardwoods, these shutters are an investment in style and quality. In our time-honored tradition, the wood for these shutters is sourced from responsibly managed forests.
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