Should You Install Interior Shutters or Exterior Shutters?

Should You Install Interior Shutters or Exterior Shutters?

Whether you’re on a mission to give your home's exterior a face-lift or beautify certain rooms in your house, it’s worth considering the unique benefits that interior and exterior shutters can provide. At Shutters And More, we offer custom, hand-crafted shutters that will greatly enhance your home, no matter what kind you pick. If you’re having trouble deciding, visit our showroom in Los Angeles, and read on to learn about the differences between interior and exterior shutters!


The Differences Between Interior And Exterior Shutters

Shutters are a specific kind of window treatment that can be installed on the interior or exterior of a house. The only difference between the two is in their primary functions.

Interior shutters are the more practical choice — they’re easier to adjust for light and airflow since they can be operated inside, whereas you generally have to go outside to adjust exterior shutters.

Exterior shutters are generally chosen for their aesthetic value — they’re less convenient to operate than interior shutters, but they provide a classic, European look to any home and can be an easy way to add a pop of color to an otherwise dull house front.

General Benefits of Shutters

The most significant benefit that shutters provide is the ability to control natural light in your home. Our wooden shutters’ simple adjustability makes it easy to keep harsh sunlight at bay in the middle of the day, while letting in the beautiful colors of the sunset at night. This light control keeps your home’s interior protected, too! With wooden shutters, you’ll be able to keep harsh sunlight from fading your furniture over time.

Shutters also increase the amount of privacy you enjoy in your home. At the same time as you control the light that enters your home, you also control how much any wandering eyes can see through your windows. Shutters also slightly increase your home’s energy efficiency by providing a boost to your insulation! And of course, as a gorgeous aesthetic asset, the addition of shutters will raise your home’s value on the market, as well.

Benefits of Interior Shutters

Interior shutters are generally the most popular type of shutter, and for good reason. Simply put, they’re the most convenient! Interior shutters can be installed on practically any kind of window, and they’re easiest to use, since you don’t have to go outside to adjust them. They’re similarly easy to maintain, requiring only a periodic wipedown with a dry cloth to keep dust off. When you buy wooden shutters from Shutters And More, you can also further enhance your interior shutters’ condition by applying a little wood polish when you clean them.

Our interior shutters come in a variety of colors and styles, and can be used to beautify any room in the house! Choose interior shutters for their practicality and versatility.

Benefits of Exterior Shutters

Exterior shutters are also quite popular, especially with homeowners in upscale neighborhoods — they are one of the easiest ways to significantly beautify a home’s exterior without much effort! If you’re thinking of selling your home in the near future, or simply want to bring a fresh look to the outside of your home without paying for new paint or a full-on remodel, exterior shutters can provide you that big visual statement you’re looking for. Remember — increased curb appeal means increased home value!

The value of exterior shutters isn’t limited to the purely aesthetic. Exterior shutters can also protect your windows from weather-related damage, shielding them from rain, debris, and whatever else could come their way. In an area like Los Angeles, where regional fires can make neighborhood air smokey and unpleasant, exterior shutters can be especially valuable in keeping some of that muck from sneaking through your windows.

So which should you choose, interior or exterior shutters? We may be Los Angeles’ shutter experts, but even we can’t decide that for you. Evaluate your home’s needs and your own preferences and how the unique benefits of each kind of shutter can satisfy what you’re looking for. Generally though, we recommend exterior shutters for exterior remodels and homes in areas that experience severe weather, and interior shutters for interior remodels and homes that anticipate adjusting their shutters frequently.

Regardless of what kind of shutters you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find them at Shutters And More in Los Angeles! Call us today to get a free quote, and visit our showroom to check out all of our gorgeous shutter designs!

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