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How to keep your home cool over summer

1:38PM 10 August 2021

On those warmer summer days you might find yourself sweltering in your home as the sun’s rays trickle in through the windows. While your first thought may be to swing open your dressings and windows, this in turn leaves you exposed to that pesky sun. In these situations, curtains or blinds simply won’t cut it. Keep reading to find out just how shutters keep the heat out when it's warm outside.

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Energy efficient window coverings

Houses tend not to have air conditioning in the UK. This means that you need to find creative ways to keep out the heat. And even if you are lucky enough to have lovely cooling A/C, this can be quite expensive.  This is where going for energy efficient window shutters is the smart move. You might ask: How are plantation shutters energy efficient? 

Do shutters keep heat in?

Wood is a natural insulator, making wooden shutters the perfect window treatment for energy efficiency.

The specification of window shutters stops the heat from escaping through the window panes, acting as a barrier to stop the cold air entering the home, and in the same way, stops the heat coming into the rooms when it's warm outside. As they are made from thicker and higher quality wooden materials, they retain the perfect temperature in your home, keeping energy bills down. 

White Shutters Reflect Sunlight

Because white objects reflect all visible wavelengths of light, they are the best when it comes to deflecting heat, as opposed to darker coloured objects which attract heat. However, that isn’t to say that you are restricted to one colour. Our cool window shutters are offered in a range of whites and off whites, so you can be sure that you are choosing the colour best suited to your home, for both the appearance and energy efficiency.


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Choosing insulating window shutters

We love to wax lyrical about the diversity and range of options afforded to you by shutters. You can go for full height, tier on tier, or café style. Each has their own individual merits, but no matter what design you go for you will be picking up some energy saving shutters. With our Café style shutters, you can cover the bottom half on your window, so some light still shines through. With our other slatted shutters, you can keep the panels closed and still mange the light on the top and bottom sections.


Keep your home cool in the summer 

Should you go for our energy efficient plantation shutters with moveable slats, you will have the utmost control. You don’t even have to close them fully. This means you can keep out the light while still ensuring ventilation throughout the house. Now that’s what we call energy saving shutters! You don’t have to take our word for it either. It has been well-documented that shutters will be essential on our windows, especially as the climate starts to heat up.

Here at The Shutter Store, our shutters are made from the finest materials. Whether it be Essential Hybrawood, Natural Hardwood, or even Waterproof PVC shutters, all are ideal for keeping your home nice and cool.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at hello@theshutterstore.co.uk.