The Difference Between Interior and Exterior Shutters: Rundown for Fort Myers Homeowners
Exterior and interior shutters are totally different things, and if you don’t know about the differences, you can waste time or money shopping around for a product you don’t need. So let’s break it down.
First, we need to be clear that Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers doesn’t make or deal in exterior shutters. Rather, our specialty is in elegant interior shutters for your home.
Outdoor shutters tend to do one of two things: either they’re just for looks as an accent to your windows, or they’re heavy-duty “hurricane shutters,” made to guard your windows from debris during severe weather.
Decorative exterior shutters tend to look fantastic on very specific styles of homes, like Mediterranean homes. Hurricane shutters are fairly uncommon outside of a few areas of the country, and many types don’t even resemble typical shutters, and instead look like large iron sheets.
As for those exterior shutters that do open and close on your window, they don’t tend to have a lot of functionality. They can’t make a seal to block heat and their louvers (if they have them) usually can’t be adjusted. Despite all that, exterior shutters can add a much-needed color accent to your home.
Think About Exterior Shutters If:
You want to guard your windows from intense storm damage.
You want to add a color accent to your home.
You have adequate space around your windows to install exterior shutters.
Interior shutters are our forte, and they’re the optimum window covering in combining looks and functionality. Installed directly in or above your window frame, indoor shutters become a piece of your home the moment they’re installed. And unlike exterior shutters, interior shutters can fit on any window, in any room of your house.
The fashion that high quality interior shutters can add to your space is unequaled, and shutters are incredibly versatile. Plantation shutters can serve as an amazing accent to any style of home; from historic Prairie style homes to chic houses, and have an assortment of colors, finishes, and frame options to fit your taste.
Consider interior shutters if:
You want the maximum control of your home’s lighting, home temperature, and energy-efficiency.
You need a flexible, long-lasting window treatment.
You want to add some elegance your home, and match your existing inside trim.