The Benefits of Installing Custom Wood Shutters on Your Home
Although they are a small detail on many homes, custom wood shutters are supremely important. Not only are they a fashionable way to shield your windows from exterior elements, but they can also raise the value of your property and greatly enhance its curb appeal, among many other benefits. The custom shutters we build at CAMBEK are available in a range of sizes, finishes, and mounting methods to complement the style of any house. Any style can be achieved, allowing you to add a custom and finished look to any style of home.
From better energy efficiency to increased curb appeal and durability, shutters have a lot of practical benefits for any home.
Enhanced Durability and Protection
One of the main reasons why wood shutters are installed is for their durability and the protection they provide. Custom shutters made from quality materials last a lifetime, protecting the windows of your home for years. Quality shutters protect homes in storm prone areas from rainwater, wind, hail, and all other sorts of damage.
Additionally, if you live in a highly humid area like the Southeast, louvered shatters help in preventing condensation from building up in your home, which could damage your property. Also, strong winds often carry particles of small rock particles, which could break windows. However, with shutters installed, windowpanes are well protected, which not only helps avoid repair costs but also ensures the windows last a long time.
Greater Curb Appeal
Although small, shutters have a big impact on the curb appeal of nearly any home. Shutters come in various sizes, finishes and mounting options, and they can be customized to match the style of your garage or entry door. This creates a cohesive look on all the exterior elements of your home.
If you want to change the look of your house or brighten up your front yard, shutters are an excellent way to give color and beauty to the area. Custom wood shutters can also be painted or stained any color, allowing you to choose a shade that matches your house. You may also install beautiful iron railings or a custom front entry door with a knocker for a more upscale and professional appearance.
Increased Home Value
As the appeal of your home goes up, so does its value. Quality custom shutters that last years can be a great investment in your house. Wood shutters in particular can significantly increase home value by giving a property a timeless, classic, and fashionable aesthetic. The shutters on your home could become a desirable feature for potential buyers!
Blocking direct sunshine shutters can help make your house cooler in summer. While keeping the air warm during colder times, shutters also act as a barrier outside to help keep drafts outside. On the other hand, during winter, you can close shutters to keep cold air from penetrating through the windows and into your home.
According to various reports in the United States, a lot of a home’s heating energy is lost through windows. Shutters can provide extra insulation layers, helping to reduce heat loss.