Looking at upgrading the look of your home with some new furnishings? Choosing the right shutters for your home is not an easy task, given that there are so many different types of shutters available. Depending on the type of room you’re planning on furnishing and the benefits you’re looking for, certain types of shutters are better suited to particular environments. We take a look at some of the different types of shutters available, and the pros and cons of each option.
Different Kinds of Shutters
Combine the best of both worlds with polymer shutters that mimic timber. Polymer shutters are a highly durable, cost-effective material that is suitable for both internal and external areas. These types of window shutters are especially good for humid or moisture ridden areas, as polymer will hold its colour and is not prone to warping when exposed to harsh elements – making it a perfect choice for kitchens and bathrooms. They also offer the highest insulation factor which will save on your energy bill too.
- Durable material that’s resistant to warping
- Perfect for indoor and outdoor use
- Good for moisture heavy areas
- Offers great insulation
- Limited colour choices
When it comes to a timeless classic that will suit every style of home, you can’t go past timber shutters. These types of window shutters are a fantastic way to upgrade the look of your room and come in a large colour range – which means it’s virtually impossible to find a style you won’t like. Of all the options, timber shutters are the most environmentally friendly as the material is completely natural. With Ublind, we even go one step further and source wood strictly from government-approved rainforests.
- Come in a range of colours
- Eco friendly
- Durable and will last for years
- More expensive
- May need repainting
Aluminium shutters are the perfect option for outdoor spaces as they’re manufactured with strong, durable material that is built to withstand harsh weather. Corrosion-resistant and sturdy, aluminium shutters only require the smallest amount of maintenance (a simple wipe with a cloth) to last a lifetime. These types of shutters are stylish, contemporary window treatments that will enhance the overall look of your home.
- Comes in a lot of framing options
- 20-year warranty
- Perfect for the outdoors
Of all the different types of shutters, roller shutters provide the greatest degree of security. They offer a huge amount of control over light and privacy as you have the option to completely blacken a room by shutting them all the way or keeping them wide open to allow light to shine in. Due to the thickness of the material, roller shutters can also provide a great deal of noise reduction which makes them the perfect choice for houses facing busy roads.
- Helps reduce noise pollution
- Offers added security
- Saves on energy
- More expensive
We hope we’ve given you a good idea of the different kinds of shutters available and the pros and cons of each option. If you’d like to chat with a member of our team about the best types of shutters for your home or would like a free measure and quote, please get in touch and we’ll contact you soon.