Whether you are interested in interior or exterior shutters for your Toronto home, there are going to be numerous benefits that you can get with them. While shutters were initially designed to help protect homes from inclement weather, they are now used for more aesthetic purposes, though they still have important functions.
Exterior shutters for the home today are rarely ever functional. Some are, depending on whether the homeowner plans to use them for extra protection against the cold, heavy winds, or torrential storms. They simply are not practical any longer to protect against the elements.
Windows are much more durable than in previous years where lead based glass was the common composition of windows. Therefore they don’t require as much protection.
Exterior shutters are generally going to be fixed, immobile, and will provide the windows of the house a style of framing, which can enhance the appearance of the home.
With interior shutters, you can choose fixed ones, but you will miss out on some of the great benefits of these shutters. Interior shutters provide an elegant and refined look to any room in the home. They can be opened and closed to control the amount of sunlight that gets into the home, which can be important during the summer months to control the heat.
They can also be used to control privacy. Unlike curtains, blinds, or draperies that could leave some sections revealed, allowing people to see into portions of the home, shutters, when closed completely, will block out all view inside the room.
If you choose split shutters, you could even open the top portion of the shutters while leaving the bottom portion closed. This would provide you with privacy and light control simultaneously.
Wood shutters cost more than vinyl shutters, but they can also do a lot more to boost the overall value of the home. With so many benefits to interior and exterior shutters, it’s worth considering shutters as a viable option for window dressing and window coverings for Toronto homeowners.