How Wooden Shutters Can Save You Money

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by Jack Oldham
(Leeds, UK.)

Image courtesy of Shutter Concepts

Image courtesy of Shutter Concepts

When it comes to buying a house, it’s only natural that you should want everything to be just right. After all, it is probably the largest purchase you’re ever going to make, so ensuring comfort and security should be of high importance.

Imagine if you could do all this, and increase the value of your property at the same time. With a set of window wooden shuttersyou can do!.

Wooden shutters add a real sense of character to a room, this is partly down to the fact they come in so many different varieties. It’s hard to know where to begin. Firstly, these window treatments are available in a range of colours, you can get them stained or painted with neutral colours. There are also no worries when it comes to fitting them to your windows, as they can be made to measure and manufactured to fit and suit any style of window.

Whilst shutters may cost a little more than your average window treatment, over time they are an investment that will pay off. When it comes to selling a home, a potential buyer is likely to be impressed with shutters, and some sellers may even list them as one of the key features. There are a few reasons for this.

One such reason is the amount of money the homeowner will save on utility bills. These window treatments are particularly tight to the windows, so don’t allow much (if any) room for the hot or cold climate from outside to affect a room. Let’s think of it scientifically for a moment.

In the warmer months, the glass will absorb the heat from the sun and make the room uncomfortably hot. The opposite happens in winter, when the glass becomes expanded from the heat inside, therefore allowing heat to escape. Window treatments such as cloth blinds simply cannot combat this sort of thing happening, whereas shutters can step up to the job.

There is also the issue of security. When an insurer inspects a property, windows are one of the key areas they investigate. Other window treatments such as blinds allow for easier access through windows and therefore require wiring for the alarm system.

Shutters are a more solid unit, and are more likely to put off a potential intruder than blinds are. As a result, not only will you save money with wiring costs, but you may also notice a difference in your insurance premium.

The benefits of fitting these window treatments are clear to see. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing and easy to match up to existing décor, but they also offer a number of financial perks too. Add to this the fact that they give the homeowner complete control over temperature, lighting, security and privacy, and it?s quite hard to see an argument against them.

Author Bio: Jack Oldham is a recent BA (Hons) Journalism graduate who blogs about a range of home improvement topics including shutters, blinds and curtains. He is available to contact for guest posts on these topics here

Updated: August 25, 2013 — 12:57 am

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