For centuries, window shutters were an important characteristic of many homes, not only for aesthetic reasons but for functionality as well. They were used as a source of protection, privacy and ventilation, not just decoration. Shutters provide a timeless elegance to homes or office spaces that are not only energy efficient but provide excellent sound insulation from loud traffic and roadways. Need some more convincing? Here are several reasons you should consider installing shutters:

Increased Home Value


Shutters are the only window covering product that actually increases the resale value of your home. Even if you are not planning on moving anytime soon, it is still something to consider. An investment now could lead to a bigger profit if and when it comes time to sell your home. Plus you’ll get to enjoy their beauty and function before it is time to sell.

Curb Appeal


Shutters are charming and timeless. They never go out of style. Due to the fact that they cannot be purchased off the shelf like some other window coverings, they offer a truly custom look. Whether your style is traditional, transitional, or contemporary, there is a shutter style to match. Additionally, shutters have incredible curb appeal, meaning they look beautiful from the street.

Durability


When you purchase quality shutters for your home you are investing in something that should last you decades. There are no cords and strings that could potentially tangle and no fabrics that could stain or snag. Shutters are hardy products that can definitely stand the test of time when cared for properly. Shutters typically have double the life of other window covering products, which makes it a smart investment.


Functionality


Sunlight is easily manipulated by adjusting louvers on a shutter. Angle up, light goes up; angled down, light goes down; angled straight, light enters straight on into the room. If you wish to open your shutters completely and allow in full sunlight, that is possible as well with many shutter configurations. Additionally, if you desire complete darkness, when shutters are closed you can achieve a very room darkening effect.

Low Maintenance


If you want low maintenance window fixtures, shutters are for you. All you need is a duster, such as a Swiffer, or a simple wipe with a damp cloth and you are good to go!

Improve the look of your home with quality shutters by US Blinds. A timeless design and incredible durability means that shutters from US Blinds are truly a lifetime product. Our design consultants will come to your home to learn and understand your design goals. Call US Blinds today at 888-66-USBLIND or request an appointment online to schedule your FREE in-home or office consultation!