If you are taking a second look at the exterior of your home and trying to determine some fantastic methods to improve on the curb appeal, one solution can be found in shutters. Shutters can be either decorative or functional, but they make the exterior of a home look complete.
Decorative shutters are made to simply bring attention to the windows and add a homey feel to the house’s facade. The material is typically lightweight but durable for easy installation and a long life outdoors.
Functional shutters are a great way to not only beautify your residence but also provide an added layer of protection in the event of severe weather. Residential shutters have a long history of being used to control the interior temperature of a home and safeguarding the occupants and possessions within.
Functional exterior shutters can be closed over windows immediately, producing a physical layer of protection against harsh elements. Regions with high winds are especially fond of this form of shutters.
Being able to close outside shutters also provides a great way to lock up a home that is going to sit vacant. The use of shutters is often preferential to placing unsightly boards across windows for many homeowners.
Closing shutters over windows also delivers an obvious barrier to both light and outside temperatures. The way that shutters are created enables the resident to open the slats to control the flow of air without suffering the harsh, bright sunlight. This can help regulate the temperature within your home during sunny summer days as well, potentially saving money on energy bills.
Shutters come in a variety of materials, including vinyl and wood. Vinyl is typically reserved for decorative pieces because of the large selection of colors that are available. Wood shutters are most commonly associated with the functional forms used by homeowners.
If you need to improve the curb appeal of your Atlanta home, contact Renewal Design-Build at 404-378-6962.