The Top Ten Benefits of Interior Window Shutters
At Diamond Window Shutters, we have identified many advantages provided by shutters following our observations and feedback from our customers. This information helps to explain the growing popularity of window shutters in the UK and many other countries. Among them, the following stand out:
LIGHTING, GLARE, AND VIEW CONTROL
The interior window shutter is an excellent sunlight management system. It allows inhabitants of a home to modify the amount of solar radiation that enters a room in summer and winter. Interior window shutters provide almost total blackout when closed and a clear view when fully opened. In addition, they reduce the risk of glare, which is essential when working on a computer or watching a television screen.
When we close the shutters, something we will want to do on winter nights, the thermal transmittance of the window improves between approximately 8 and 55% depending on the type of carpentry and glazing.
ECONOMIC SAVINGS DUE TO ENERGY SAVINGS
It is not only the improvement of the thermal transmittance that increases monetary savings. We can achieve more significant energy and economic savings if we effectively use the shutters. Letting through more solar radiation in winter creates a warmer environment and lowering it during the most substantial hours of sunlight in summer, creates shaded areas that cool the room.
This way, we can reduce the need for heating or cooling devices. Good management of natural light, thanks to the use of interior shutters, produces energy savings by reducing the demand for electricity and also improves working productivity.
INCREASE THE SECURITY OF A PROPERTY
If security is high on your list of priorities, you should consider robust aluminium security shutters. These are designed for buildings that require extra protection.
USER COMFORT AND CONTROL
By varying the position of each shutter in a room directly, people can easily adjust their lighting and thermal environment at any moment. The shutters modulate the airflow when the window is open, avoiding annoying gusts and making it more comfortable to use natural ventilation instead of aircon for health and well-being.
Shutters offer soundproofing, allowing rooms to be more isolated from outside noise, especially in large urban areas with a lot of noise from traffic, roadworks, etc. Less noise pollution improves people’s quality of life in residential and work environments.
Shutters help prevent dust and dirt from rain or pollution from entering a home.
ALLOW FOR INTIMACY AND PRIVACY
In moments when you need privacy, all you need to do is close the shutters completely, making it impossible for anyone standing outside your home to see in.
PROTECT FROM INCLEMENT WEATHER
In the UK, we are familiar with fierce winds, heavy rain, and snowfall in winter. Window shutter help protect the home’s interior from adverse weather conditions.
PREVENT INFESTATIONS OF INSECTS
A wide-open window makes it easy for flies, wasps, and other unwanted flying insects to enter a home, distracting you from your activities or work. Shutters help prevent insects from entering your home without needing insect mesh.