It is well-known that window shutters are on the more expensive end of window treatment options. This cost can be seen as an investment, however, as window shutters are one of the few window covering options you can choose that can actually add resale value to your home. This is because they are built in and custom designed for your unique space. They can also provide real value in areas that are likely to experience extremely high winds from hurricanes or other large storms. They can help reinforce your windows, making your home more secure.
When you choose window shutters, you are choosing to make a style statement. You will want to consider the architecture of your home and the décor choices you make before committing to a style and color of window shutters. One real advantage of window shutters is that they can be designed to fit irregular windows that may be hard to cover with other types of window treatments. They do offer significant privacy and light control and are great choices for rooms where you want to have the option to achieve near “blackout” results, like a nursery or home theater space. Window shutters will also help pay for themselves over time thanks to their significant energy efficiency ratings, which can help protect the interior of your home from UV damage and reduce heat loss and gain through your windows.
Before you commit to window shutters, you will want to consider carefully if they are the right choice for your home. They will need regular cleaning (though they are easy to clean). They can make placing furniture in a room a little more challenging and they are always there. If you want the option to have an unobstructed view out your windows, you may want to consider other options.