Shutters have become in style once again due to their stylish good looks and the value they add not only to your home but to the atmosphere of your home. Let’s take a look at the top eight reasons you should consider using plantation shutters for your home.
1. Lighting Control: Louverd shutters do what their drapery counterparts fail to do well, they can control the light. By adjusting the louvers you can allow in as little or as much light as is required while with other window treatments your choice is usually limited to either full light or no light at all.
2. Privacy: When it comes to privacy shutters win hands down because they can not only close off view to the room but by adjusting the louvers you can still let in generous amounts of light while making sure they neighbors or anyone else can’t peek in and see what you are doing.
3. Security: Believe it or not shutters give a much needed boost to window security if used properly. If a burglar wants to break in through a window they will most likely choose a house without shutters. With shutters there is the fear that they can’t see in properly to tell if a house is vacant and they will have to not only break the lock on the window but also unlatch the shutters which will also create noise, a burglars worst enemy.
4. Insulation: While most new windows are double glazed, adding efficiency to the window and a sound barrier as well, which will only be enhanced by adding shutters. Read more…