Window shutters can be installed on the inside or the outside of your home. On the outside of your home, they are usually more for decoration, but some are actually functional and are used to protect the window from weather related incidents. For the inside of your home, shutters are used to block out the sun and the cold just like you would use blinds or curtains for.
Modern Outside Window Shutters
We have all seen the wood shutters on the outside of some homes. These shutters make the home look nice and can offer some protection if they are functional. But, the traditional wood shutters are nothing compared to the modern security shutters that you can buy for your windows today.
Security shutters are more for the protection of your home, rather than looks. They are roll shutters that are located above the windows, and when they are needed, they roll down to cover your window. They are made of stainless steel, aluminum, and plastic instead of the traditional wood that older shutters are made from. They can also be operated either by hand or by an electric motor.
If needed, security shutters can protect your home from burglars, vandals, the sun, the cold, and blowing debris from a storm.
Indoor Window Shutters
Indoor window shutters both serve a purpose and are a beautiful window treatment. They are the type of window treatment to use if you are looking to give your window personality. They come in all different shapes and sizes, and if you have unique windows, there are companies out there that can custom make shutters for the exact shape and size of your window.
In addition to the different shapes and sizes they come in shutters have a number of different materials they are made with. Homeowners have the option of choosing shutters that are made of a mix of wood and other man-made materials, polysatin shutters, or hardwood shutters. Each material has their pros and cons, so it would be a good idea to talk to the company you are purchasing the shutters from about each material before your purchase your shutters.
Shutters are also easier to clean than curtains or blinds are so if you are looking to make cleaning your home a little easier than shutters may be the way to go.