Perhaps the one predictable thing about the Great British weather is its unpredictability. One minute, you are wondering whether the grey, gloomy and downright miserable weather ever come to an end. The next, you are staring down the barrel of an unprecedented heat wave nobody saw coming.
Unfortunately, the average British home simply isn’t built to deal with the kinds of sub-tropical temperatures we have been experiencing as of late. Home-wide air conditioning is a staple feature in some countries, but not in the UK.
Hence, we often find ourselves slowly simmering in our own homes, with little other than the minor relief of a few oscillating fans to keep us comfortable.
If you are looking for a more effective and permanent solution, why not consider installing plantation shutters?
Contrary to popular belief, premium-quality plantation shutters are about more than just keeping up appearances. Along with looking fantastic, shutters can serve as a surprisingly effective insulator for all types of homes.
This applies to most types of plantation shutters, irrespective of the materials they are crafted from. The installation of plantation shutters places a robust physical barrier between the outdoors and your interiors. Far more effective than standard window coverings, shutters have the potential to significantly reduce the amount of heat that makes it into your home.
Professionally installed plantation shutters can make a dramatic difference to the comfort of your interior spaces throughout the year. More energy-efficient than curtains, blinds or drapes, they have the capacity to physically block direct sunlight and keep excessive heat at bay.
If running fans or air conditioners indoors, shutters can also help retain as much cool air as possible in your home.
What is also great about plantation shutters is how they can be opened fully during the cooler hours of the day, in order to let fresh air circulate. There is also the option of adjusting the louvers so as to let fresh air flood the interior, while still providing complete privacy and discretion from the outdoors.
As an added bonus, using shutters to block harmful UV rays can help you prolong the lifespan of your furniture, fixtures, and so on. Helpful at most times of year, but particularly important when the summer sun is at it’s strongest.
Along with looking fantastic, shutters can serve as a surprisingly effective insulator for all types of homes.
At Riverside Shutters Cotswolds, we specialise in the highest-quality bespoke plantation shutters for all types of interiors. Suitable for classical and contemporary properties alike, we design and manufacture shutters from scratch to suit the exact requirements of our customers.
From cost-effective ABS shutters to the most elite hardwood shutters from sustainable sources, we offer a comprehensive range of options to suit all budgets. If unsure which of our products is the right choice for your home, we would be delighted to provide you with an obligation-free design consultation to discuss the options available.
Call today to learn more, or e-mail the team at Riverside Shutters Cotswolds anytime and we will get back to you as soon as possible.