Plantation Shutters are commonly associated with older, more traditional-style homes, offering an elegance unrivalled by other types of window covering. However, with the increasing popularity of conservatories, glass extensions and sun rooms, they are fast-becoming a staple in modern homes due to the benefits they provide.
Aesthetics aren’t the only reason why so many homeowners are choosing to invest in Conservatory Shutters, however their appearance is a definite advantage. They offer a superior design to both blinds and curtains, and can suit both traditional and contemporary builds.
Plantation shutters can also add value to any home by lending a sense of style, transforming your house into the envy of all your neighbours, friends and family.
Plantation Shutters are one of few window coverings which can withstand both harsh winters and hot summers, making them obvious choice for conservatories. Shutters can last for many years, an investment which will definitely benefit you in the long run.
When your plantation shutters are open, it can help to keep your conservatory cool during hot weather. This is due to improved air ventilation when they’re open. They can also make your conservatory warmer when it’s cold outside. Most plantation shutters are made from wood, which is an excellent insulator and adds an extra layer of insulation to your windows when they’re closed.
Protection from the Sun
The the sun can do more harm than good as it can potentially damage both your skin, and your furniture. This is especially important to consider in sunny conservatories, as constant exposure to the UV rays can also be harmful to those using the room. Most glass will block UVB rays, however they can’t fully block UVA rays. This is the type of ray which is used in tanning beds, and plays a larger role in causing skin damage. Therefore, depending on what you plan to use your conservatory, and how long you choose to spend in it, you may prefer to have full control over how much light you let in.
There are also considerable security benefits associated with conservatory shutters, and they have been known to put off potential thieves. Because of their durable nature, they are
difficult to break through and can therefore offer an additional element of protection to your home.
In addition, plantation shutters are extremely easy to maintain and any dirt or dust can be easily wiped off with a damp cloth. Shutters won’t sag or rot like some of the other window dressings. Their simple opening and adjustment features are extremely easy to use, and when combined with their clean, tasteful appearance, they are the perfect choice of window dressing for conservatories.
Discover the benefits of plantation shutters with a unique choice of superior quality, handcrafted shutters from Shutter Design. Our experts will design, supply and fit your shutters which are available in a wide range of colours and finishes. To arrange a free consultation or to find out more information, please contact a member of our friendly team today, or visit our main website.