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…
Elegant 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.