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.

 

Aesthetics

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.

 

Energy Efficiency

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.

 

Maintenance

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.

 

Home Equity

Just as upgrading a bathroom can add to the value of your home, upgrading your windows with permanent window treatments such as shutters also increases the resale value. Home buyers are usually impressed with shutters, and will pay a premium for a home that comes with them. Since shutters are also long lasting and timeless in style, this is a one-time investment. You will not need to upgrade or change your shutters every five years to maintain their value or look. These are just a few of the reasons you should consider shutters for your home, but there are many others. Consider contacting Eclipse Shutters today, so we can discuss the many benefits of shutters with you.