Why shutters are the perfect touch for a coastal home

For coastal dwellers who like a home which reflects their beachside lifestyle, shutters are a welcome addition. Suitable for houses and apartments of all shapes and sizes, read on to discover five reasons why shutters are the perfect touch for a coastal home.

SHUTTERS PROTECT INTERIORS AND OCCUPANTS FROM DAMAGING UV RAYS

The weather tends to be more extreme on the coast, with properties often located in exposed positions where there is little shelter from the sun. This means that year-round protection from the sun is often needed. Shutters are perfect to block the sun at the same time as allowing fresh air to circulate. Shutter louvres can be adjusted to allow light to penetrate, at the same time as minimising the amount of sunshine that can enter. Furniture lasts longer, as it’s not being faded by UV light. Shutters allow occupants to move freely indoors, without needing to hide from damaging rays.

SHUTTERS OFFER EXCELLENT INSULATION

Particularly during the warmer months, maintaining a pleasant interior temperature is vital. Shutters can play a key role in this process, blocking out hot sunshine effectively. Not only does this help your home to stay cool when it’s hot outside, but the insulating effect of shutters also helps you stay cosy when the thermometer drops. Not only will your home be easier to keep at the right temperature, but you may well also notice a reduction in energy bills once shutters are enjoyed, as your A/C won’t need to work as hard.

HARD-WEARING, DURABLE WINDOW DRESSINGS

Invest in shutters, and you can expect to benefit from an attractive window dressing that will last for decades. Designed from materials that are immune to deterioration from the sun, saltwater or temperature extremes, shutters are able to cope with challenging coastal conditions. Suitable for any room in the home, shutters offer an attractive, no-hassle window covering that’s also extremely durable.

NO IRRITATING FLAPPING WHEN THE WINDOWS ARE OPEN

An ocean breeze wafting through your home can be one of the true delights of owning a coastal home. Unfortunately, sea breezes also cause blinds and curtains to flap, sometimes quite violently. Flapping isn’t just irritating, it can also cause damage to less durable window dressings. Made from solid materials and firmly fixed to the window edges, shutters allow breezes to pass through the louvres, whilst remaining in place.

ATTRACTIVE AND EASY TO CLEAN

Shutters add plenty of visual appeal to any coastal residence. Available in a selection of beautiful shades, there’s a colour suitable for any interior palette. Once installed, shutters require nothing more than a quick wipe over with a cloth to keep them looking good. Alternative window dressings don’t have the combination of durability, resistance to the elements and attractive appearance that make shutters the perfect touch for a coastal home. Get in touch to find out more about the benefits that shutters can bring to a property, or to tell us more about your requirements. Call on: (0414) 320148