Hi, we’re here today in Healdsburg, California in a beautiful Victorian home in which we installed shutters. I’d like to give you some information today about why people buy shutters. If you’re considering shutters, you can know what the many factors are.
One thing is it actually adds to the value of the home. I saw a real estate brochure recently that put in there which houses had shutters. It is a feature that adds value, intrinsic value to that home.
Another thing is that, it really is a lifetime product. Now, with some of the engineered wood, it will never need any care; no painting, they don’t crack, they don’t fade, anything. People do still buy wood shutters and they’re a great product. But the durability of shutters is one of the reasons that people are entranced with them. I’ve heard people say that they’ve moved into a house where there were shutters and now they feel like they can never have anything but shutters. You hear that a lot.
Another reason people might be looking for shutters is the energy efficiency. The last couple of days here in Healdsburg it’s been really hot and these people can stay cooler because the insulating value of the shutters, the hollow louvers, is going to create an air pocket there, to keep the heat out and the cool in.
A third reason that people often buy shutters is that they have a lot more light and privacy options. And I’m going to pause the tape for just a minute, so I can show you how these tilt. These particular shutters have a split tilt. That means they have a tilt louver, a tilt mechanism on the louvers at the top, so you can open them more, in this case. And the bottom ones can be completely closed, ’cause this is a part of the house that wanted the privacy but they wanted the lighting. I’m going to show you how that would look if they were all completely open in a minute.
Here we are with the louvers completely open. You can see, they get a lot more light, the privacy factor is not there that’s why, generally, they do have those bottom ones closed. Make sure when you’re shopping for shutters, that you know that’s an option in advance. Most companies, it’s not an additional charge. Sometimes, you have to have… In this case, there’s the divider rail as well, if the window is very wide. Now, you can see that this particular customer did not wanna cover those beautiful stained glass windows. So, they only got shutters for the lower part of the windows.
These are some factors in choosing shutters, of knowing what to look for. The next blog is going to give you even more information about that. If you have any other questions, respond to my blog or contact your local dealer. Thanks. Made In The Shade.