The Difference Between Exterior and Interior Shutters: Rundown for Houston Homeowners
Interior and exterior shutters are extremely different things, and if you don’t know about the differences, you could waste time or money shopping around for a product you don’t need. Let’s look at what you need to know.
First, we need to make it clear that Sunburst Shutters Houston does not build or deal in exterior shutters. Instead, our area of expertise is in elegant interior shutters for Houston homes.
Outdoor shutters really only serve one of two purposes: either they’re just for decoration as a complement to your windows, or they’re heavy-duty “hurricane shutters,” designed to guard your windows from damage during intense storms.
Decorative exterior shutters tend to look fantastic on very particular home styles, like Mediterranean houses. Hurricane shutters are somewhat rare except in a few areas of the country, and many types don’t even resemble normal shutters, but rather look like large steel sheets.
As for those exterior shutters that do open and close on your window, they don’t tend to have a lot of functionality. They are unable to make a seal to block heat and their louvers (if they exist) usually can’t be adjusted. Despite all that, exterior shutters can serve to give a layer of color to your home.
Think About Exterior Shutters If:
You want to protect your windows from heavy storm damage.
You want to add a color accent to your home.
You have adequate space around your windows to install exterior shutters.
Interior shutters are our forte, and they’re the optimum window covering in combining looks and practicality. Put in directly in or on top of your window jamb, interior shutters become a piece of your home the moment they’re put in. And unlike outdoor shutters, interior shutters are able to fit on any window, no matter the space limitations.
The fashion that high quality plantation shutters give your house is unrivaled, and shutters are extremely multifaceted. Indoor shutters can beautifully accent any style of home; from historic Prairie style homes to ultra-modern condos, and have a range of colors, stains, and frame options to suit your taste.
Look into interior shutters if:
You need the maximum control of your home’s lighting, inside temperature, and energy-efficiency.
You need a versatile, long-lasting window treatment.
You need to add some elegance your home, and color match your existing inside trim.