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Are Window Shutters an Energy Efficient Window Covering?

Are Window Shutters an Energy Efficient Window Covering?

Shutters are excellent insulators because they enclose the window frame and create a “sealed” effect. Their construction resists heat transfer better than traditional blinds,

 Having shutters installed on your windows will allow you to keep the harsh sunlight and heat out of the house during the summer, as well as keep you and your family warm and cozy all winter long. During more temperate seasons, like Spring and Fall, you can control how much airflow comes inside which helps to regulate the home’s temperature.

The important thing to watch for in shutters is that they fit the windows. If they are too small and their edges encroach on the glass, then they may reduce the light in your home. At Fasada, we are very precise in our custom window measurements, so your shutters will fit perfectly.

Big or small; modern or classic; shutters look amazing

Find the right style of shutter to add a personal touch to your new home. Choose a style from Canadian custom designer Eclipse Shutters and receive the expert installations that have made us a favourite. Hunter Douglas is synonymous with classic looks, long-lasting performance and elevated finishes. New Style R Hybrid Shutters blend the beauty of real wood with advanced, modern-day materials. Palm beach Polysatin Shutters resists moisture and mildew, making them the perfect shutter for damp or humid spaces. Maxxmar Shutters are GREENGUARD certified for indoor air quality and safe for children & schools.

The perfect window coverings for young families

Modern shutters have two serious benefits for busy families with small children:

  • They will not fade, crack, peel or warp, so no refinishing is necessary & they come with a 25-year warranty
  •  Non-porous, mold & mildew resistant, and easy to wash with only soap and water.
  • Great UV protection & are energy efficient due to the cellular design that provides excellent insulation. Shutters offer families the best control over light and air filtering in through the windows. You can allow all the light and air to roll in, or you can cut it off completely.

Shutters are some of the most versatile window coverings available. Designers have crafted shutters to look totally at home in a modern downtown loft, on the old windows of the cottage, or anywhere else. 

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