The Difference Between Exterior and Interior Shutters: Rundown for Sacramento Homeowners
Interior and exterior shutters are very different window coverings, and if you don’t know about the differences, you might spend a lot of time or money shopping around for a product that isn’t what you need. Here is what you should know.
First, we need to state that Sunburst Shutters Sacramento does not build or deal in exterior home shutters. Rather, our area of expertise is in elegant interior shutters for your home.
Outdoor shutters really only do one of two things: they’re either just for looks as a complement to your home’s siding, or they’re heavy-duty “hurricane shutters,” built to guard your windows from heavy damage during harsh storms.
Decorative exterior shutters tend to look great on very particular home styles, such as more rustic homes as well as Mediterranean homes. Hurricane shutters are fairly rare barring a few areas of the country, and many types don’t even look like normal shutters, and instead look like large metal sheets.
As for those outdoor shutters that do open and shut on your window, they don’t tend to have a lot of functionality. They can’t make a seal to block heat and their louvers (if they exist) usually can’t be adjusted. Aside from that, exterior shutters can serve to give a splash of color that looks fantastic on your home.
You Might Need Exterior Shutters If:
You want to guard your windows from heavy storm damage.
You want to add a splash of color to the outside of your house.
You have enough space around your windows for the shutters to fit.
Interior shutters are our forte, and they’re the optimum window covering in combining looks and practicality. Placed directly in or on top of your window jamb, interior shutters blend into your home’s furnishings from the minute they’re put in. And unlike exterior shutters, interior shutters can fit on any window, no matter the space limitations.
The fashion that premier interior shutters bring your home is unmatched, and they’re incredibly flexible. Plantation shutters can serve as an amazing accent to any style of home; from historic Cape Cod homes to chic houses, and have an assortment of colors, textures, and frame options to suit your personal style.
Think about interior shutters if:
You need to be able to control your lighting, home temperature, and energy-efficiency.
You need a versatile, long-lasting window treatment.
You need to add some elegance your home, and complement your existing indoor trim.