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How to Keep Your Home Cool Over Summer

1:38PM 10 August 2021

Summer is well and truly here. On those warmer 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 can keep your home cool.

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Shutters are Energy Efficient

For the most part, 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 some energy efficient window shutters is the smart move. You might ask: How are plantation shutters energy efficient? Well, don’t worry. We’re getting there…

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. We offer a range of whites and off whites, so you can be sure that you are choosing the colour best suited to your home.


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Shutters are diverse

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.

Let in the air, without the blinding light.

Should you go for our 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.