Do Shutters Provide Good Heat Insulation?
What’s The Difference Between Shutters And Blinds?
Shutters are better at insulating your home compared to other types of window treatment. Since shutters have a frame surrounding them that’s fixed into the window, they create a better seal around it which reduces the cold or hot air entering and leaving your home.
This helps you maintain a comfortable indoor temperature no matter the season. We recommend window shutters in Perth as they’re a cost-effective option to insulate your windows and provide privacy. With their good insulation, they’ll also help you save energy on heating and cooling your home.
Can I Install My Shutters Myself?
Many people use the terms shutters and blinds interchangeably, but there are actually a few key differences between them. Blinds are typically fixed to the inside or above the window recess. On the other hand, our range of shutters in Perth are fixed directly to the window frame. This makes window shutters more durable, versatile and has better heat insulation.
Shutters can be made in various shapes, making decorative shutters a popular choice to enhance the look of any window. Shutters also tend to be safer than blinds without hanging cords or chains that children and pets can get caught in.
Are Shutters Durable?
Shutters require precise measurements and installation to give the best results. Depending on the type of window shutter, they may also have more moving parts. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you have your shutters, whether hinged or sliding shutters, measured and installed by our team of professionals.
How Do I Clean My Shutters?
Our shutters use strong, stable and lightweight timber suited for the Australian climate. Additionally, we use UV-stabilised paints and stains to help our timber shutters withstand Perth’s harsh sunlight.
We also offer different materials to suit your wet areas so you can install waterproof shutters in your kitchen and even bathroom. If you’re considering shutters for wet areas in your home, our consultants can walk you through the available options and help you choose the best one.
Do Shutters Require Maintenance?
To clean your plantation shutters, you can use a soft microfibre cloth or duster to dust the surface gently. You can also use a soft brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner and vacuum on a low setting.
If your shutters need more than a light dusting, you can wipe them down with a clean cloth and water or mild detergent solution. Make sure to dry with a clean cloth. Drying your shutters thoroughly is especially important if you have timber shutters to prevent damaging and warping the wood.
Can Shutters Completely Block Out Light?
Plantation shutters in Perth require very little maintenance, if any. However, you may sometimes find that the louvres on the shutters get a little loose after years of regular use. To tighten the louvres, you can gently tighten the tension screw located on the side panel of the shutter.
There is no single window treatment that can provide complete blackout in a room, but shutters are one of the better options you can use. You can create a very dark room when you fully close your shutters and have only minimal light leakage - often less than other window treatment options.
Furthermore, plantation shutters are versatile as you can adjust them to allow an exact amount of light into a room while maintaining privacy. Compared to curtains and blinds, shutters can fit perfectly on a range of oddly shaped windows, giving you complete control over the amount of light you let in.