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External Window Shutters: Why the Italians Love Them

Italian Window Shutters

If you’ve ever had the privilege of visiting a traditional Italian city such as Florence or Venice, then you will have seen the stunning external window shutters which are a well-known trademark of their buildings. These traditional shutters are loved by many Italians, and they can be found on almost any shop or home.

Italian window shutters are almost always painted a dark brown, dark green or grey, as it is illegal in certain areas for them to be painted different colours to protect the area’s tradition. The majority of shutters are painted green, as in the past it was believed that painting shutters with arsenic, the green colourant for paint in the 18th century, would help to deter or kill insects. Although today this this is known to be a myth and the arsenic has no deterrent effects, this tradition of painting shutters green is still going strong.

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What are the Benefits of External Window Shutters?

Your house and your family will experience a variety of benefits with the installation external window shutters. Exterior shutters not only offer aesthetic benefits they offer practical ones too. External window shutters usually come in two styles the protective and the decorative.

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