The Difference Between Exterior and Interior Shutters: Guide for Charlotte Homeowners
Exterior and interior shutters are very different window coverings, and if you aren’t in the know, you might waste time or money shopping around for a product that isn’t what you need. Here is what you should know.
First off, we have to make it clear that Sunburst Shutters Charlotte doesn’t build or deal in exterior home shutters. Instead, our specialty is in elegant interior shutters for your home.
Exterior shutters really only serve one of two purposes: they’re either just for decoration as an accent to your windows, or they’re reinforced “hurricane shutters,” made to protect your windows from damage during severe weather.
Decorative exterior shutters tend to look good on very specific styles of homes, such as more rustic homes as well as Mediterranean houses. Hurricane shutters are fairly uncommon outside of a few areas of the U.S., and many types don’t even look like typical shutters, but rather look like large iron sheets.
As for those outdoor shutters that do open and shut on your window, they don’t tend to have a lot of functionality. They are unable to form a seal to block heat and their louvers (if they have them) usually can’t be adjusted. Despite all that, exterior shutters can serve to give a layer of color to your home.
Look Into Exterior Shutters If:
You get heavy storms in your area and need to protect your windows.
You want to add a color accent to your home.
You have enough space around your windows for the shutters to fit.
Interior shutters are our specialty, and they’re the optimum window treatment in combining aesthetics and functionality. Put in directly in or on top of your window frame, indoor shutters instantly become a natural part of your home as soon as they’re installed. And unlike outdoor shutters, interior shutters can fit on any window, in any room of your house.
The style that classic interior shutters can add to your space is unmatched, and shutters are incredibly flexible. Plantation shutters can beautifully accent any style of home; from historic Craftsman homes to chic houses, and have a range of colors, textures, and frame options to fit your personal style.
You might need interior shutters if:
You need the maximum control of your home’s lighting, inside temperature, and energy-efficiency.
You need a flexible, long-lasting window treatment.
You want to add style to your home, and color match your existing indoor trim.