Although shutters might seem like a major investment, there are many reasons why choosing shutters over other window treatments is the wisest decision for your home. Beyond the sleek look and timeless design, shutters can provide energy efficient cost savings, easy maintenance, and long term equity for your home. Below are just a few of the reasons you should consider choosing shutters over blinds or drapes.
The look of shutters is one of its biggest draws, and no wonder - they are a stunning addition to a home. They provide a clean, crisp look that works with many styles from traditional to contemporary, and also gives a cohesive look throughout your home. They are also custom fitted to your windows, merging seamlessly with the structure of your house, and can be dressed up or down with different paint options, or even the addition of fabric window treatments.
Because of the way shutters are constructed, with adjustable louvers, you can maintain privacy while still allowing for as much, or as little, light and ventilation as you may want. Shutters also provide an extra layer of insulation against your windows, helping to warm or cool your home in extreme temperatures and saving money on your utility bills.
Shutters are perhaps one of the easiest window treatments to maintain. Their sturdy construction makes them easy to dust. Eclipse shutters can be wiped down with a damp cloth since they are water resistant. There are no flimsy blinds to worry about bending, and no cloth to be soiled. shutters are also ideal for homes with small children or animals, as there are no dangling cords to pose either a safety hazard, or a way to accidentally pull the treatments down.