Wooden shutters combine elegance, functionality, and sustainability, making them a top choice for homeowners seeking both aesthetic appeal and practical benefits. From their timeless charm to insulation capabilities, privacy control, durability, easy maintenance, and environmental friendliness, wooden shutters offer a range of advantages that can truly transform your space. Invest in these stunning window coverings and experience the enduring beauty and functionality they bring to your home.

Do you have more questions about our wooden shutters? Or would you like to request a quote? Then email info@houseofsupreme.co.za or call our head office on 011 462 7096 for help.

Wooden shutters are a timeless and elegant addition to any home decor. Their aesthetic appeal adds a touch of sophistication and warmth to any room. Not only do they enhance the overall look of a space, but wooden shutters also offer practical benefits. Their insulating properties help to regulate temperature, keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Additionally, wooden shutters provide excellent privacy and light control, allowing you to adjust the amount of natural light entering your space. With their durability, they are built to last and withstand the test of time. Maintenance is a breeze, requiring simple cleaning and occasional refinishing to keep them looking their best. Moreover, opting for wooden shutters is an environmentally friendly choice, as they are made from sustainable materials. By choosing wooden shutters, you can elevate your home’s style while enjoying a range of functional advantages.

Do you have more questions about our wooden shutters? Or would you like to request a quote? Then email info@houseofsupreme.co.za or call our head office on 011 462 7096 for help.

Sash-type insect screens are the type of window screens you might recall from your childhood. Their classic design has endured and there are many reasons why they’re still so popular.

Let’s explore what makes this insect screen an old favourite.

Design & Configuration of a Sash-Type Insect Screen

It’s a simple design. One fixed panel and one moveable panel are placed within an aluminium frame that fits over the window.

If you have a top-hung window, the screen will slide up and down, giving you access to the window handle at the bottom.

But if you have a side-hung window, we install the screen vertically. That means the moveable panel slides from left to right so you can access the window handle on the side of the screen.

Sash-Type Insect Screen Configurations

Features & Benefits of Sash-Type Insect Screens

You can install sash-type insect screens on existing aluminium and wood frames. But they still work best with the steel frames they were originally designed for.

Here are some other features and benefits of our sash-type insect screens you should know:

  • Easy to operate
    Slide the moving screen out of the way to access the window handle and open your window. Then, pull the screen back across the opening for complete protection against pests.
  • Durable
    A marine-grade powder coating protects the aluminium frame from exposure to the elements. Even the mesh (insect and pet) gets a coating of Polyvinylchlodrode (PVC) to protect it from the sun.
  • Easy to Install
    Our sash-type screens are available as a DIY option. But you can always let our trained installation teams do all the work for you.
  • Easy to Clean & Maintain
    You can wipe the aluminium frame down with a damp, soft cloth. And you can run your vacuum over the mesh to keep your screens sparkling. If the mesh tears or wears down over time, you can have the screens re-meshed.

Insect Mesh or Pet Mesh?

The sash-type screen design is one of three Flyscreen Supreme applications that also work with Pet Mesh.

Don’t know the difference between Insect Mesh and Pet mesh? We cover it in detail in this article on Pet Screens.

But for now, you only need to know that Insect Mesh keeps pests (like flies, mosquitoes, moths and even spiders) out. Pet Mesh does all that and is strong enough to keep pets inside.

Anatomy of a Sash-Type Insect Screen

Sash-Type Insect Screen Anatomy

In the diagram, you’ll see that our screens consist of four elements:

  • The aluminium frame
  • The two individual sashes – one fixed  and one moveable
  • Mesh
  • A small handle for operating the moveable screen

Sash-Type Insect Screens Burglar Bar Cut OutDealing with Burglar Bars

Burglar bars are a common feature on steel windows. But you needn’t worry about them getting in the way of your flyscreens. We have a solution for that.

When installing your screens, all we do is mark the position of the bars on the frame of the screen. We use these marks to cut out a small notch in the frame so it sits snugly against the bars. The screen forms a tight seal against the window, keeping bugs locked out. And the screen blends in with the window.

Install or DIY?

You can install our sash-type insect screens yourself. If you have steel windows, the screens can attach to your windows with clips.

You’ll need some tools such as a drill and screwdriver for wood and aluminium frames. But it’s very straightforward and we provide you with all the necessary screws and a set of instructions.

Or you can let our teams of trained installers install your screens, and we recommend this. Our installers have the tools and knowledge to fix any issues on-site immediately. And you can rest assured that your screens are correctly installed.

Sash Screen Triptych

Looking for inexpensive, durable insect screens with an unobtrusive design? Our sash-type insect screens are the obvious choice and have been for decades. Get in touch with us today to request a quote for your home.

The swish of a sliding screen door is synonymous with summer. There’s no better way to beat the heat and keep bugs at bay.

And best of all, it’ll keep your home cool during load shedding without you having to turn on the air conditioner.

If you have any questions about our solid sliders, you might find the answer here. So take a moment to read this article before you contact us to order sliding screens for your home.

Patio Doors & Sliding Screens: The Perfect Pair

Where do you install a sliding screen?

The most obvious place is in front of your sliding or stacking patio door. You can open your patio door on hot summer evenings for cool air while the screen keeps creepy crawlies out.

How does it slide?Aluminium dramed sliding screen door with midrail

It’s simple. The screen consists of PVC-coated fibreglass mesh inside an aluminium frame. It comes with headrails and a bottom track. The frame runs on patio door rollers (wheels) in a bottom track.

If necessary, we’ll add a mid-rail to the design to make the screen more stable.

Can you install a sliding screen on the outside of your door?

Yes, you can install the screen on the inside or the outside. And you needn’t worry if the elements will damage it.

And a powder coating protects the mesh from the hot sun.

What about double-sliding patio doors?

If you have a patio door with two sliding panels, you’ll need two sliding screens to cover the opening. These might have to meet in the middle or stack to the side.

No matter how many sliding panels your patio door has, we’ll design a configuration that works for you.

Does the screen door lock?

No, but we can offer a locking system. But we can add a male/female interlock on a double-panelled screen for you.

Remember, our insect screens are not designed for security. It’s quite easy to cut through the soft, fibreglass mesh, so adding a lock provides no protection at all.

If you’re looking for a screen that keeps large and small pests out, we do have a security mesh screen. It uses a 0.9 mm thick black powder-coated stainless-steel mesh. Mesh is fine enough to keep stop insects and tough enough to resist break-in attempts.

Will a sliding insect screen prevent pets from getting out?

It can, but we’d recommend a Pet Screen Sliding Door. The only difference between the two is the type of mesh used.

Pet Mesh is made from powder coated 304 stainless steel mesh. It’s claw and scratch-resistant so your pets won’t be able to make an escape hole in the mesh. If you’re looking to pet-proof your home, look at our pet screens for windows and doors.

Can I install the screen myself?

Yes, you can install your own sliding insect screen if you have some basic tools and a little DIY experience. But it is vital that you give us the correct measurements for manufacturing.

And that’s why we recommend that you let our trained team of installers carry out the installation. You’ll save time and hassle and our installers can sort out any hiccups on-site if necessary.

Can your repair or service a sliding screen?

You should have your screens serviced every year to avoid invalidating your warranty. But it’s also the best way to ensure your screen doors provide you with years of perfect service.

And should the mesh tear, the screens can be re-meshed on-site or brought to your nearest branch.

What is the warranty on a sliding screen door?

Our insect screens carry a 5-year warranty for workmanship and material defects. This includes assembly, manufacturing and installation faults, but not fair wear and tear. And we don’t offer a warranty on the mesh.

Bypass Sliding Screen Doors Installation Valencia, Nelspruit

How do I measure my patio door for a quote?

If you’re looking for a screen door quote, send us these measurements, width x height in mm. If you place an order, one of our sales reps will come out to take final measurements before it’s put into production.

Here are the measurements you need to take:

  • Measure the height of the opening from the floor to the top of the reveal
  • Next, measure the width of the opening from the reveal to the frame of the sliding panel
  • Measure the depth of the reveal

Solid Slider Insect Door Screen Specifications

Sliding Screen Door Game Lodge SuiteAll our insect screens are custom-made. And to produce a top-quality screen that works the way you expect it to, we have to stick to some specifications. Here they are:

Other Insect Screen Door Applications

What about a flyscreen for your hinged kitchen door? Good news – we have other insect screen door applications for your home. And every custom-made screen gets you closer to a cool, pest-free home all year round.

Do you have more questions about our sliding insect screen doors? Or would you like to request a quote? Then email info@houseofsupreme.co.za or call our head office on 011 462 7096 for help.

Dreaming of bedroom shutters? That’s not uncommon. After all, white shutters elevate any room – especially bedrooms.

They are an investment window treatment. So if you need some concrete evidence to persuade your significant other, we’re here to help.

Shutters make an ordinary bedroom feel like the grandest suite in an expensive hotel. And they’re practical. Here’s why shutters make sense in your main bedroom, guest bedroom and even your kid’s bedroom.

Bedroom with white furniture, colourful rug and white shuttersLight, Air & Privacy

It’s easy to forget that shutters are a window treatment. Like curtains and blinds, they allow you to control the amount of light entering a room. In fact, shutters can block out a significant amount of light. This could appeal to you if you’re one of many people who sleep better in a dark room.

The louvres allow you to take control of the airflow in a room when the windows are open. And you can adjust them for more or less privacy by tilting them with your hand.

Comfort & Quiet

Did you know that around 18% – 30% of heat escapes through the windows of your home? Installing shutters creates a barrier and insulates your home. With shutters, you won’t have to rely on power-hungry appliances to heat or cool your home. It’s also easier to fall asleep if your bedroom is at an even temperature.

The same is true for noise pollution. Shutters dampen outside noises that might bother you and disturb your sleep. Heavy curtains and blinds have the same effect. But shutters add extra style and luxury, especially in a bedroom.

Ease Allergies & Cut Down on Housework

Shutters are easy to clean. Wipe them down with a damp or dry cloth or run the brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner over them.

And that’s great news for those who suffer from allergies. Unlike fabric window treatments, shutters don’t trap dust and pollen. For this reason alone, you might want to install shutters in every room in your home, not only your bedroom.

Sound AsleepMain bedroom with white shutters

Security shutters go one step further than decorative aluminium shutters. Extra security features make them a stylish alternative to traditional burglar bars.

Securing your property at night when you’re most vulnerable, is especially important. Particularly if you own a free-standing home. But you’ll sleep soundly if you invest in security shutters for your bedroom.

Security shutters protect your family and your possessions. And they add value to your property. Should you want to sell, they make your home more appealing to prospective buyers.

Our security shutters are as elegant and attractive as our decorative aluminium shutters. So you needn’t worry that bulky shutters will clash with the delicate style of your bedroom.

Add Extra Flair

Add an extra layer of elegance to your bedroom shutters and pair them with a set of breezy voile or net curtains. This creates a romantic effect and draws attention to your shutters.

Shutters with Net Curtains

Have we convinced you to invest in bedroom shutters? They provide the same benefits as blinds and curtains but have other advantages. And it’s clear that they score top marks for aesthetic appeal.

Next Steps

Once you’ve decided you want bedroom shutters, the next step to making your dreams a reality is to contact us. One of our sales consultants will meet with you to help you choose the right style of shutters for your bedroom.

Flyscreen prices depend on a few factors. Is it for a door or window? What’s the size of the opening? What type of application is it; rollerscreen, sash-type, hinged or sliding? Ordinary insect mesh or pet mesh?

Request a Flyscreen Quote

If you want to know how much an insect screen will cost, it’s best to contact us and request a quote. Provide us with the width and height of the opening and a few other details and we’ll work out a budgetary quote for you.

And then, if you decide to go ahead with an order, we’ll send one of our sales reps out to take the final measurements.

A Note About “Standard Sizes’

Wooden Cottage-Pane Window and Wooden Door

You might think your kitchen door or bathroom window is a ‘standard size’, but it’s not as simple as that. There are hundreds of combinations of various widths and lengths with windows. This article, from a German window manufacturer, provides an overview of window sizes.

And windows come in many styles: top-hung, side-hung, sliding or even sash-type. So we’ve developed flyscreen applications to accommodate the different windows.

There are fewer standard door sizes. And doors also come in different styles, such as hinged, sliding or stacking.

Measurements are most important, but there are other factors to consider.

What Factors Affect the Price of a Flyscreen?

Once we have the measurements and we know what style of window or door you have, we’ll need to know the following:


    Wood, steel and aluminium are the three most common materials used to make windows and doors. Why do we need to know this? It’s because some of our insect screens are better suited to certain types of windows. For example, our Sash-Type screens are best suited to steel-framed windows.


    Our insect screens attach to your window or frame to create a seal. Without it, insects could slip through the gaps, defeating the purpose of the screen.

    We can work around barriers such as burglar bars and security gates. That usually requires extra material to create a frame we can attach the screen to. Or, if you have blinds, we’ll charge you a fee for repositioning them.


    Plaster and tiles affect the measurements of your opening.

    For example, the window in a bathroom or kitchen might only have tiles halfway up the recess. As a result, the width will be different at the top compared to the bottom of the opening. So, before we manufacture your screens, a sales rep will come out to measure each window.


    The ‘recess’ refers to the depth of space between the front of the wall and the window or door. Our screens form part of your existing openings but each application requires a certain amount of space.

    For example, our Rollerscreen Flyscreens have a cassette or tube that holds the mesh when it’s rolled up. The cassette measures 45 mm in diameter, so the recess must be at least 45 mm deep to fit the tube. Of course, we can attach the screen to the wall in front of the window (called a face-fix). That requires more material and will increase the total cost.


    All our screens have powder-coated aluminium frames. Match your insect screens to your window or door frames and they’ll be even less noticeable. The powder-coating finish also protects the aluminium frame and increases its durability.

    Our standard powder-coating colours are white, cream, beige, bronze, charcoal or black. Other colours are available but come with a surcharge.

Insect Screen Applications & Costs

Keep in mind that our flyscreen prices are subject to change. The cost of materials, transport, and other factors fluctuate almost weekly. And remember that these prices do not include VAT or installation.

Sash-Type Flyscreens

A sash-type screen consists of two panels of mesh within an aluminium frame. One panel is stationary while the other moves up and down or left to right.

Sash-type insect screens are only suitable for windows and not doors.

Price Range: R600 – R1600 (excl. VAT & Installation)

Rollerscreen Flyscreens

Like a roller blind, the insect mesh in a Rolllerscreen Flyscreen rolls up into a tube. This application is suitable for both doors and windows.

Rollerscreen Diagram

Price Range:

R900 – R1 800 for a Rollscreen Window (excl. VAT & Installation)

R1 500 – R2 300 for a Rollscreen Door (excl. VAT & Installation)

Solid-Hinged Screens

Solid-hinged insect screens consist of an aluminium frame with mesh stretched across it. They attach to the window or door frame on a hinge. To access your window handle, you open the screen by pulling it towards you.  Then, once the window is open, the screen shuts over the window. A magnetic lock keeps the screen in place.

Solid-Hinged FlyscreenPrice Range:

R900 – R1900 for a Lightweight Solid-Hinged Window (excl. VAT & Installation)

R2200 – R4000 for a Lightweight Solid-Hinged Door(excl. VAT & Installation)

Solid-Slider Screen

Our sliding screens complement sliding doors and windows. You can install the screen inside or outside of the existing frame.

Price Range:

Solid Slider Window Screen: R1400 – R2600 (excl. VAT & Installation)

Solid Slider Door Screen: R1900 – R3200 (excl. VAT & Installation)


Sliding Insect Screen Door

Flyscreens Are An Investment

A custom-made flyscreen is an investment. It’s made from quality materials and designed to form part of your existing windows. The screen is permanently attached and will last you a lifetime.

You don’t need to buy insect screens for all your windows at once. Let our consultants help you find a cost-effective way to insect-proof your home.

Remember, the flyscreen prices above do not include VAT or installation costs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote or if you have any questions about our flyscreens. We’re more than happy to discuss your requirements and provide you with an accurate quote.

White shutters are a year-round classic. But they’re even more impressive in a sweltering South African summer. So if you’re thinking of renovating your home or upgrading your window treatments for summer, here’s why they should be part of your plan.

Why choose white?

The louvres of a white shutter cast a shadow on a white wall

White shutters are iconic, but there are practical reasons for choosing them too. You might be tempted to match your shutters to your window frames, but in most cases, we recommend sticking with white.

  • White shutters are versatile

Like a blank canvas, white shutters give you the freedom to experiment with your personal style.

It doesn’t matter if you prefer bold colours, earthy tones or barely-there neutrals. White shutters never look out of place. And you can combine them with sheer or heavy curtains for a softer or more dramatic feel.

Even if you change your decor style from one season to the next, you’ll never have to change your window treatment.

  • White shutters are energy-efficient

It’s true. Shutters insulate your home in winter. And in summer, they reflect heat away from your windows. Reduce your reliance on power-hungry appliances. Install shutters to regulate your home’s temperature instead.

Shutters, like all window treatments, let you control light, airflow and privacy. You can direct light, heat and air where you want it when you want it by adjusting the louvres.

  • White shutters create space

It’s an optical illusion, but white shutters can make a room feel bigger and brighter. White reflects light which explains the effect, especially in smaller rooms.

Are They Hard to Keep Clean?

Worried your shutters will show up dirt or turn yellow from sun exposure? You needn’t. Both wood and aluminium shutters will keep their bright, clean aesthetic if you take care of them.

Primed and painted with specialist paint, our wooden shutters won’t crack, peel or discolour. Over time, the colour may fade a little. But with regular maintenance, this won’t be an issue.

Our aluminium shutters are powder-coated with marine-grade powder. This finish protects it from UV rays so your shutters will always look as good as the day we installed them.

Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom and Patio Shutters

Clean & Bright: White Kitchen Shutters

Families love gathering in a clean, bright kitchen to cook, eat or simply spend time together.

Our decorative aluminium shutters are well-adapted to withstand steamy, damp and wet conditions. Plus they add a practical elegance to what is a functional space.

Privacy & Luxury: White Bathroom Shutters

The bathroom is another space where aluminium shutters add both function and style. They provide complete privacy for those moments when you want to escape. And they’re steam- and splash resistant.

Recreate the atmosphere of your favourite spa by adding shutters. Add scented candles, put out fluffy towels, and add an extra dash of bubble bath – instant bliss.

Rest & Relaxation: White Bedroom Shutters

Shutters transform a bedroom into a sanctuary. The adjustable louvres give you complete control over light and airflow. So you can create the ideal atmosphere for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Another benefit of installing shutters in the bedroom is noise reduction. Adding a barrier between your room and the window reduces the ambient noise. Less noise will make it easier for you to fall asleep.

Indoor & Outdoor: White Patio Shutters

Enclosing your patio with either decorative aluminium or security shutters is smart.

First, with a cool space to retreat to, you’ll make more use of your patio in the summer. And in winter, you’ll have a sheltered area where you can bask in the sun and avoid the icy wind. That alone is priceless.

Second, it’s like adding an extra room to your home. Now you have extra space for entertaining guests or another place for the kids to play. Shutters will protect your outdoor furniture, so you don’t have to store it away when you’re not using it.

And third, shutters (white or otherwise) add real value to your home by increasing its market value. Your home also becomes more attractive to potential buyers.

Of all the window treatments you have to choose from, white shutters might seem rather plain. But they are versatile and practical yet sophisticated and elegant. A bit like the iconic little black dress of the fashion world.

Elements of a white shutter louvre, slats and panel

To add this instant icon to your home, contact us to arrange a consultation. We have branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town, George and Mbombela.  And with agents in Durban and Gqeberha, we supply the whole of Southern Africa with white shutters and other custom-made window treatments.


Inspired by how shutters insulate your home, we turned to one of our favourite interior designers for her thoughts on creating a cosy abode. Rene Fourie from Vine & Co Interiors in Cape Town shares her tips for adding warmth to your home this winter.

Rene says, ‘Winter is one of my favourite seasons and the secret to transitioning your decor is incorporating colours and textures that characterise the season.’

** Many of the items featured here are available for purchase on Vine & Co Interior’s website

Layers of Comfort – Throws and RugsSoft winter throw draped over bed

Woolly throws and blankets are a winter staple. Drape them over every surface, from the bedroom to the lounge, for an instant season update.

Carpets and rugs are another obvious technique for adding warmth to a space. Placing a runner in a tiled kitchen or down a passageway softens the look and feel of spaces that tend to be chilly.

Touchable Textures

Move the attention to your scatter cushions but swopping out summer textures (cool cottons and linens) for heavy winter textiles.

Bouclé (a heavy fabric made from looped yarns) is bang-on-trend right now. But velvet is the perfect alternative if you prefer smoother fabrics that still feel warm and indulgent. And Rene’s top tip is to combine ribbed cushions with a rich colour print for an opulent feel.

Ribbed cushions with a botanical print


Neutral vases Nice & Natural

Colour plays an important role in winter decor but you don’t always have to go bold. Earthy, neutral shades do a great job of setting the mood and creating a restful atmosphere. Take inspiration from nature and pick up on the muted greens, browns and mustard yellows of the vegetation around you. Use these colours in accent pieces such as vases, artwork and other decorative objects to draw attention and create a mood.


Let It GlowTable lamp with old-fashioned alarm clock and flowers in a bottle

Good lighting is essential in winter when the sun sets earlier. And it can lift your mood so don’t be afraid to invest in beautiful table lamps. An eye-catching design makes it a piece of art in addition to being functional and a great floor lamp can add a touch of drama to a room.


Diffuser on top of a pile of old books on a window sill

Sweet Scents

Scent can be a powerful trigger for emotions and memories. Use this to your advantage in the colder months and fill your home with comforting fragrances such as vanilla, cinnamon or anything that evokes a feeling of warmth and comfort.


Winter Feels

Winter can be a challenging season for those who dread the cold, but with the right decor, your home can be a haven of warmth and comfort. As Rene has demonstrated, all it takes is a few tweaks to your decor to create a comforting space to see you through the season.

Bypass shutters are some of the most elegant shutters you’ll find. The way the crisp white panels float across an opening is captivating. With the ability to slide past each other and stack up on either side, they offer endless versatility.

What are Bypass Shutters?

They get their name from the way the panels pass each other by as they slide along their individual tracks.

Compare this to bifold shutters. Here, the panels fold up against each other and fold away from the opening. Visit our Shutter Speak blog to learn more about the different shutter configurations.

How do Bypass Shutters work?Top-Hung Bypass Shutters

It’s simple. Each shutter panel glides along its own track, mounted above the opening. If you have enough space on either side of the opening, you can extend the tracks. That way the so the shutter panels can slide right out of the way, giving you full access to the opening.

If you don’t have the space, keep in mind that there is likely to be at least one panel overlapping the opening at all times. If that doesn’t appeal to you, consider the bifold configuration.

The track can be mounted directly on the wall (face fix) or recessed within the opening (recess-fix).

But remember, a recess fix is only possible if there is enough room within the recess to house all the tracks.

Wood, Decorative Aluminium or Security?

You aren’t limited to a specific material or type of shutter if you want a bypass configuration. All our custom-made shutters can be configured as bypass shutters.

It’s even possible to keep the louvres open as you slide the panels past each other. As long as there is enough space between the tracks.

Kitchen ShuttersWhere to install Bypass Shutters

Sliding shutters are a popular window treatment for large openings. Glass sliding patio doors are a perfect example of where this application works best.

But you can also install them to divide open spaces and create cosy nooks. Many modern homes have an open-plan layout to accommodate our modern lifestyles. But sometimes, you’d like the option to screen off an area.

In this case, we refer to them as privacy shutters. You can use them to create a study area in your bedroom or to separate your open-plan lounge and dining area.

Advantages of Bypass Shutters

Bypass shutters have three distinct advantages over bi-fold shutters:

  • They don’t protrude into the room

This feature makes bypass shutters ideal for balconies and other small areas.

Most bi-fold shutters stick out at a 90° angle from the wall. But sliding shutters will always take up less room because they run parallel to the opening.

  • They last longer

Shutters are the most durable window treatment on the market. But bypass shutters might be even more so. They have fewer moving parts so there’s less chance of something wearing out or breaking.

Once installed, your shutters will provide you with a lifetime of service and style. And they need hardly any maintenance.

  • Their panels can be bigger

Bypass shutters are less likely to sag under their own weight because they’re top-hung. This means they’re not subject to the same design limits as bi-fold shutters. And that means that the individual shutter panels can be a little taller and wider.

Sliding shutters have the usual benefits you get with any other shutters:

  • They control light and airflow,
  • give you control over your privacy,
  • are easy to clean,
  • last a lifetime and,
  • complement any decor style.

Bypass Shutters Triptych

Sophisticated window treatment for a sliding door? A way to screen off a messy kitchen when you’re entertaining? Bypass shutters are the solution.

If there’s an area in your home that could benefit from bypass shutters, contact us today. Our sales reps will be happy to assist you with advice and a quote.

Insulate your home with shutters and shut out the winter chill for good. Doesn’t that sound like a wise investment? You will enjoy a cosy home in winter and a cool home in summer. Install shutters on your windows for year-round comfort and reduce your electricity bill.

Here’s why shutters are our hot tip for a warm winter…

Sun shining through shutters onto wooden floorElegant Insulation for Windows & Sliding Doors

A sunny climate means South African homes feature oversized windows and sliding doors. Big windows capture the light and cool summer breezes but tend to make homes harder to heat in winter.

Studies estimate your home loses between 18% and 30% of its heat through windows. Shutters aren’t as energy-efficient as double-glazed windows, but they will reduce heat loss. And they are still more efficient than any other window treatment such as curtains or blinds.

Shutters (like double-glazing) create a barrier in front of the windows. This stops some of the warm air inside your home from touching the cold glass windows and losing heat. In summer, the reverse is true. Shutters act as a barrier to stop warm air from passing from sun-drenched windows into your home.

Both wood and aluminium shutters act as insulators. But it’s the design and not the material that makes them effective. Wood is a natural insulator, and aluminium is an efficient conductor of heat. But either material is suitable for interior shutters. It’s the snug fit of custom-made shutters that creates an insulating effect.

Shutters: The All-In-One Window Treatment

Insulating your home is only one of the many benefits of installing shutters. Like curtains or blinds, they control light and airflow and provide privacy. Security shutters also protect your home, replacing the need for traditional burglar bars.

Aluminium shutters are suitable for interior and exterior applications, like patios and balconies. And they’re the best choice for wet or steamy rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens.

White shutters are classic but versatile, functional yet aspirational. They transform any room and can even control the temperature.

Save Money & Add Value

Aside from reducing the cost of heating and cooling your home, shutters are an investment that increases the value of your property. And shutters make a property more desirable to potential buyers too.

Schedule a consultation with a House of Supreme sales consultant, to see how shutters will transform your home. And for more tips on cosying up your home in winter, read our Winter Decor Tips from interior decorator, Rene Fourie at Vine & Co Interiors.

Living and Dining Room with White Shutters