Traditional Shutter vs. Shutter

More and more homeowners and interior designers are opting for interior shutters for windows as a preferred window treatment. This is because they are energy-efficient, incredibly long-lasting and a breeze to maintain. Additionally, they complement a variety of home decor styles. So how do modern shutters compare to traditional shutters? Read on below to find out.


Traditional shutters and interior shutters operate on the same basic principle. Both contain adjustable louvers encased in window-mounted frames. They are manipulated by homeowners to control the amount of light and air that enter a room. 


Traditional shutters had louvers that typically came in only one size: 1 1/4 inches. Modern shutters come in a variety of sizes. Eclipse Shutters offers 2.5”, 3.5” and 4.5” louvers. This gives homeowners complete control over their privacy as well as the amount of light and air to let in a room. Louvers of varying sizes also give homeowners more design flexibility. Traditional louvers were made of wood. Some traditional louvers were stained for a more unique finish, but most came in the natural shade of the wood that was used. Modern louvers now come in a variety of colors and materials, including wood, engineered wood, polyresin and polyfoam. This gives homeowners and decorators a wide variety of decor options and price points. Traditional shutters, like modern shutters, were adjustable. With the latter however, manufacturers now give homeowners the option of where to locate the tilt-rod and offer varying frame options. This has no doubt contributed to the increasing appeal of interior shutters in many of today’s homes. Advances in technology and design have created a window treatment that is truly versatile and elegant. When choosing the interior shutter that is right for you, opt for products from a reliable shutter manufacturer. Eclipse Shutters come with an unparalleled 25-year warranty to give you many years of use. Enhance the beauty of your home and increase your enjoyment of your indoor environment with our custom shutters.