KEEP YOUR HOME WARM THIS WINTER
How can window shutters and blinds help?
Window dressing can not only make your windows look more attractive and liven up your interior, but it also offers a much more practical function of helping eliminate draughts in the home. Blinds and shutters provide a layer between the window and the room, that can reduce heat loss.
Roman blinds and Venetian or Timber blinds are the best options to go for as they’re made from thicker materials, plus the slats from Venetian and wooden blinds give you more control as you can fully close them if you want to use them as an insulation.
Similarly, curtains made from a thick, heavy material can significantly reduce any draughts.
But more effective than both blinds and curtains are traditional timber shutters. More.
The shutter is now back
Once discarded during the 20th century due to cheaper cental heating, the shutter is now back to offer us its full benefits once again, as research has shown just how effective they are at retaining heat.
“Curtains have proven to reduce heat loss by 16%, whereas shutters reduce by an impressive 58% or more!”
With figures like this, whether you go for internal, or both internal and external shutters, when fitted properly against a window frame they create an air space that insulates your window, meaning you’ll be guaranteed to notice a warming improvement – plus you can benefit from added security for your house too!
Just be aware that with internal timber shutters, you need to have a clear space either side of the window for when they’re opened during the day.
Now available in a selection of materials and colours, you can find the one to complement your interior, creating a classic look.
It simply boils down to the fact that when the temperature outside is colder than the temperature inside, your property will begin to lose heat but you shouldn’t overlook the importance of protecting your house against unwanted draughts this winter.
And with Australian researchers in Sydneyclaiming that window shutters can be just as effective as double glazing, it could provide you with a much cheaper way to insulate your house this winter.