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Interior Shutters vs. Exterior Shutters

Do you want to give the exterior of your home a face-lift? Alternatively, would you like to get rid of your old blinds and replace them with more stylish window treatments? If so, it might be worth looking at the exterior or interior shutters from Shutters of the Strand.

If you are a homeowner contemplating the addition of shutters to your home, you might not be aware of the vast array of available options and the differences and benefits of each of them. At Shutters of the Strand, we have over 35 years of experience and we’re here to help answer all of your questions! To help you get started, we have come up with the overview of shutter options below. If you would like to know more about our plantation shutters, or are ready to find the perfect shutters for your North or South Carolina home, we invite you to give us a call.

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What Is the Difference?

Ventilation and insulation can be improved by both the exterior and interior shutters. These plantation shutters also block excess noise and light while also increasing security and privacy. In addition, by maintaining warm air inside and cold air outside, they can reduce your reliance on central heating and therefore lower your energy bills.

Choosing between the two window shutters is quite a challenge. It requires a keen consideration of benefits, applications, and features associated with either type.

The following guidelines should help point you to the right shutter.

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Our Interior Shutters

  • They offer a beautiful finishing touch to Georgian-style houses

  • Easy maintenance and extended lifespan

  • Greater versatility compared to other options

  • Available with operable louvers which are ideal for and characteristic of warmer climates

  • For a more conservative finish, you can use solid-panel shutters indoors

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Our Exterior Shutters

  • These offer extra protection from adverse weather conditions.

  • You can get shutters in a variety of different styles. Go for batten shutters and solid board or recessed or raised panels for a conventional feel and look. Styles with fixed semi-open, open, or closed louvers painted bright colors give a breezy Mediterranean look.

  • Perfect for boosting your home’s appeal if you wish to sell it soon.

Interior shutters tend to have a longer lifespan and need less maintenance than exterior shutters since the exposure to weather is minimal. On the other hand, exterior shutters protect your windows from impact damage and drafts. Choosing the right shutters will depend on various considerations, but we have a variety of options to meet your needs including real hardwood shutters, durable Polywood® shutters, and more. Contact Shutters of the Strand to learn more and purchase the ideal shutters for your home.