What’s the point of having wooden shutters installed in the colder months?

.It’s easy enough to see why the average owner of a Kent home might fancy contacting a company like All Kent Shutters and Blinds to arrange to have some beautiful wooden shutters fitted to their windows during the summer. We’ve all seen those images online of really gorgeous and chic shutters that allow the home owner to control exactly how much sunlight filters into their property.

During the winter, though, it might be harder to understand why it would be such a big priority to invest in some wooden shutters. Surely, at this time of year, it’s just dark and drizzly all of the time, so just any old set of curtains or blinds will do the job until the days start getting lighter again?

As you might expect, here at All Kent Shutters and Blinds, we don’t quite agree with that! In fact, here are just some of the ways in which well-chosen wooden shutters can work brilliantly for you right through the winter.

They help to keep you warm... for less!

At this time of year, it seems that we’re all trying to make our money go further – after all, we’ve all got Christmas presents to shop for, at precisely the time when we have to spend more of our hard-earned to simply keep our homes warm.

Well, did you know that about 20% of the heat lost from your home is lost directly through your doors and windows? Wooden shutters provide a substantial barrier between your home interior and the windows, meaning that less of that vital heat is lost. While conventional curtains or blinds can also have this effect to some extent, the thicker materials from which wooden shutters are made make them especially effective at preventing the escape of heat from your home.

This means you won’t need to turn up your central heating quite as high to keep your home at an optimal temperature throughout the winter, which will be reflected in your energy bills.

Light and privacy control also remain crucial during the winter

The very fact that it can be so dark and dull at this time of year is precisely why it’s so great to have some wooden shutters that you can easily adjust to allow in as much natural light as possible during the day. Then, when the sun goes down, you can tilt the louvres again just as easily to give yourself absolute privacy and shut yourself off from the world.

All in all, the right wooden shutters remain just as brilliant an investment during the colder months as they are when light and heat levels are much higher. What’s more, here at All Kent Shutters and Blinds, we possess formidable experience in the measuring, fitting and production of a broad range of attractive, well-made and affordable wooden shutters.

Take a look at our complete selection of wooden shutters online now, before getting in touch with us for a free quote for the installation of great-looking shutters at your own home in Maidstone, Bexley, Bexleyheath, Sidcup or elsewhere in Kent.