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Shutters: The Complete Guide

If you’re thinking about updating your house with shutters, we have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Shutters offer style and functionality for those looking to improve their home. From increased kerb appeal to improved energy efficiency and low maintenance, there are many reasons why these window coverings should be a priority on everyone’s home improvement list.

The Complete Guide: What You Need To Know About Shutters will cover everything from the different types of shutters available to how much it costs and the installation process. This guide is here to help you make an informed decision about whether or not these window coverings are right for you and your home!

What is a shutter?

A shutter is a window covering consisting of horizontal blades set within a frame. Shutters have a classic and timeless look and are a great investment in any home, unit or office.

Their increased popularity is due to their many benefits:

– Increased kerb appeal: The addition of shutters to your home will give your home a luxurious look internally but will also add a prestigious flair to the exterior of your home.

– Lighting control: Shutters are an ideal way to control the light in a room simply by tilting the blades to partly open or totally closed. 

– Improved energy efficiency: By simply installing shutters as your window covering you can save money on cooling and heating.

– Low maintenance: Easy to look after, just a simple wipe over with a damp cloth is all that is required to keep your shutters looking like new.

Shutters come in various materials, such as Timber, PVC and Aluminium.  Timber shutters bring luxury and warmth to any room. PVC Shutters are ideal for wet areas, while Aluminium shutters are the perfect choice to protect you from the elements while entertaining outdoors. The benefits of shutters are unparalleled by other types of window coverings, which is why so many homeowners are turning to them as the perfect way of updating their home.

Benefits of installing shutters in your home

– Enhance your style: Shutters are stylish and will make your home look modern, sleek and aesthetically pleasing. You’ll also find that this will increase the value of your home and make it stand out from others in your neighbourhood.

– Added security: Shutters offer a barrier other than your window so you feel more secure.

– Improved energy efficiency: Shutters are custom made to fit your windows, therefore providing a layer of insulation to help keep your rooms warm during winter and cool during the summer!

How much does it cost to install shutters

Some time ago shutters were considered to be quite expensive, but today shutters are not only stylish but affordable. 

The cost of installing shutters depends on a number of factors. These include the type of shutters you choose whether it be PVC, Timber or Aluminium, how the shutter will be fitted – fixed, hinged, bi-folding or sliding and lastly the size of the shutter required.

The average cost of a shutter installed is between $400 to $600 per square meter depending of various factors.

The installation process 

Shutters are window covers that can easily be installed in your home. The shutter typically fits in the window or door recess and hinges, bi-folds or slides to open and close.  Fixed shutters are generally used in wall cutouts or niches.

The installation process for shutters usually takes an hour per shutter depending on the size and type of application. This time can vary depending on the ease or difficulty of the job.

North Coast Blinds & Security provide custom made shutters for homes, units or offices on the Sunshine Coast.  Shutters are the perfect investment for the homeowner who wants to combine durability with elegant design for light control. 

If you’re ready to invest in these beautiful window coverings that have so many benefits, fill out our contact form with details about what type of shutter you are interested in and one of our expert team will contact you to discuss the best product to suit your home and budget.

Get in touch with North Coast Blinds & Security for shutters designed to suit your property!

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