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Light Filtering Options With Window Shutters

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Category: Window Shutters

Windows work wonders on a home. They make the house look stylish inside and out and they allow for ventilation on nice days. They can also bring in a lot of natural light, but in California, that can get a little too strong, at times. One easy way to filter light in a variety of ways is to install window shutters in Los Altos, CA. Here are a few light filtering options you will receive with this window covering option:  

Full Light Blockage 

There might be times when the sun is so hot you don’t want to see any of it in your house. Or perhaps you are trying to take a nap or watch a movie during the day and that requires keeping the light out of the room. When you close your window shutters, you can block all of the light out without a problem.  

Full Light Allowance 

There will be other times when you want as much light in your house as you can get. During the winter, for example, natural light can make the house feel warmer. And it’s always a nice option over using artificial lighting. All you have to do is open the window shutters and fold them back so they let in as much light as possible.  

Slight Light, High Privacy 

If you want to filter light into your home, but you still want to have privacy, you won’t want to have the window shutters completely open, but you don’t want them closed off, either. That’s when the slats come in handy. You can direct the light either up or down, keeping the slats only open a small ways so no one can see in, really, but you get the natural light you want. This is also a good way to direct light away from computer screens to avoid glare or to keep it out of your eyes, but still in the room. You’re able to let in as much or as little light as you want and direct it wherever you want with these slats. Keep in mind that window shutters can come with a variety of different slat sizes. The larger sizes will let more light in at a time. You can go over those sizes with your representative as you make final decisions.  

If you love the look of window shutters on Los Altos, CA homes, you know they’ll look great on your house as well. You’ll also enjoy the light filtering capabilities these window coverings have. As you go through the options and decide on colors, sizes, and other specifics, include the professionals at San Francisco Shutters Co. We can come to your home, measure your windows, and give you expert advice as to what you might want to do about certain options. Give us a call at (650) 552-9020 to set up a free consultation. We’re here to help in any way we can. You can also stop by and check over some options with us in person. Our showroom is located at 1676 Gilbreth Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010.