5 Reasons House Shutters Are Still Relevant to Home Improvement

5 Reasons House Shutters Are Still Relevant to Home Improvement
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    In the varying designs that have come out on the housing market, shutters tend to be a common component.

    However, if you're looking for ways to cut costs during your home renovation, you may be tempted to skimp out on not installing house shutters.


Here are five reasons you should really reconsider your stance on the matter.

They Provide Aesthetic Appeal

There’s no denying the fact that shutters provide an aesthetic appeal for the property. They help to frame the window in a bold fashion. Also, they can help to incorporate the varying colors of your exterior design. If you look online at pictures of homes that have shutters compared to those that don’t, you’ll be able to notice the difference in aesthetics.

They Provide Window Protection

Depending on where you live, you may have functional or none function window shutters. Typically, homes near the coast that receive more storms on a regular basis will have operational shutters. This way they can close the shutters when storms arrive. The shutters then work to protect the glass of your window from debris due to the coastal storm.

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They Are A Quick Way to Boost Value

One of the facts that can’t be denied about window shutters is their ability to quickly boost the curb appeal and perceived value of a home. While a new bathroom or kitchen renovation can also drastically improve the value of a home, they’re expensive and time-consuming. With shutters, they’re fairly cheap to purchase and you can install them within a few short minutes. As far as the cost and effort you put in compared to your return on investment for the home’s value, you just can’t get much better than installing house shutters.

Poor Shutters Can Kill Your Home Value

As you’ve learned, shutters are a very easy way to enhance the value of your home improvement project very quickly and inexpensively. However, this is a double-edged sword. If your home improvement project has existing shutters that are not in optimal condition, they can drastically reduce the curb appeal and overall value of your home.

Common problems are missing shutters, shutters installed improperly such as on turns, and shutters not properly sized to the window. If your home has any of these issues, you’ll need to get the shutters fixed to ensure that the home value goes up.

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Help Control Light

The sun’s rays can be very damaging to your home. When the sun is brightest, it can come through your home windows and fade out carpeting, furniture, and other items. With shutters on your home, you can potentially tilt them to block out the sun’s rays throughout the day. This will also help to keep the cost of cooling in the summertime down.

Installing shutters during your home improvement project is a must. They’re not only functional but they provide timeless beauty that improves the resell value of your home. The above are just five of the many reasons you really need to have them installed during your renovation project.

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