How shutters can keep your home cool in summer
Window shutters are the perfect way to keep your home cool in summer. With those warm summer days awaiting, it’s always a good time to think about upgrading your window shutters to help cope with the approaching heat.
Plantation shutters and other popular designer shutters can help to keep your house ventilated – they block out bright sunlight during the middle of the day and of course, they add a stylish new element to your home decor.
In this article, we take a quick look at how interior shutters can keep your home cool in summer!
Let in the cool air
Homes in the UK are not set up for summer. With an increasing emphasis on insulation and energy efficiency, British homes are, in fact, becoming hotter and hotter. They are designed for the cold winter months, rather than the short but increasingly hotter summers.
This means that when the warm weather strikes, the first thing you want to do is open up all the windows. However, having a solid set of interior window shutters factored into your interior design plans will allow you to let in the cool air while keeping the rest of the world out – say goodbye to noise and dust while your home becomes nicely ventilated!
Keep out direct sunlight
Most importantly, a good set of shutters will allow you to keep out direct sunlight. Living rooms can heat up quickly, and there’s usually no respite from the shade, other than to draw the curtains. This, in turn, heats up the room and creates an uncomfortable atmosphere – it’s unlikely you’ll want to spend much time here!
With shutters, you can manage how much light you let into your house, and you can keep it shaded as much or as little as you desire to create a much more comfortable and cool atmosphere. This is infinitely more pleasant and enjoyable on a hot summer’s day.
Shutterworld offers a fantastic range of bespoke shutters for all types of window, so get in contact with our friendly staff to find out more about choosing the right set of shutters for those warm summer days.