Both exterior window shutters and interior window shutters can help you protect the interior of your home or office. Window shutters can offer a business or home a number of benefits.
- Exterior shutters can make the outside of your home more attractive.
- A window shutter can protect your window from wind, sand or other potential hazards.
- Interior window shutters can allow you to adjust the amount of light coming into a room.
- Custom shutters keep your carpet and furniture from sun damage and fading.
- Wooden shutters make an attractive option to help hide an ugly outside view.
Whether you want interior or exterior window shutters, your business will benefit from the attractive look and protection that they can offer. Without spending a lot of money, you can change the way your home or business looks from the inside and out.
Decide where you'd like to place your window shutters
An exterior window shutter can be purely decorative or it can protect your windows from the elements. Interior shutters can be part of your interior decorating scheme or also be used to control the amount of light. If needed, you can use both interior and exterior shutters in some circumstances.
Choose the material for your window shutters
Wooden shutters are a popular choice for interior shutters, particularly in a plantation shutter style. Vinyl shutters are a durable, easy to clean choice for the exterior and advances in technology have made them more attractive than ever. From a distance, the average eye won't be able to tell vinyl exterior shutters from more expensive wood ones.
Consider how much work you want to do on a window shutter
You may be able to purchase unfinished shutters for less money than finished ones, if you're willing to do the work. Likewise, you'll need to decide whether you want to have the shutters hung professionally or if you feel comfortable doing it yourself.
Order custom shutters if your windows are an unusual size or you need other customization
For some windows, depending on size and shape, you may need to order custom shutters. If you order online, the site should provide measuring instructions to get your windows the proper fit.