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Why Wood Shutters?

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Category: Window Shutters

If you already know you want shutters on your home, you’re making a great step in the right direction for your Los Gatos, CA property. However, that is not the only decision you are going to have to make. You’ll have to decide on the style of shutters you want, the color, and even the material. When it comes to those smaller decisions, one of the most important decisions you will have to make revolves around the material you will choose for the shutters. We recommend wood for many instances. But why? Here are just a few reasons.

Safety First

One of the biggest reasons we recommend wood shutters is because of the safety they provide to any home with children or pets. Parents love the fact that there are no cords so no children or kittens will get tangled up in anything. There also aren’t adjustment rods hanging around that could get batted and tear off shutters. Wood shutters are safer than regular blinds and that’s a big reason why they are so popular.

Tight Closures

When blinds are closed, you can often see gaps between them. But shutters are more like a blackout window treatment that can be closed tightly during the day or night. These tight closures allow you to block on the sun if you have to sleep during the day. They can also block the view from anyone outside. No one will see what you’re doing in your own house! The tight closure allows you complete versatility when it comes to your wood shutters.

Insulation Powers

Real wood shutters save quite a bit of energy on any home. All you have to do is close our shutters when you aren’t home, overnight, or any other time of the day. The more you keep them closed, the more energy you will save. Of course, there are times when you want natural light and that’s okay too. But you have the option of further insulation with wood shutters than you have ever had before.

Light Control

When it comes to most window coverings, they are generally either opened or closed. But with wood shutters, you can truly control the amount of light you let into a room. You can completely block the light out, let it all through, or slant the shutters so natural light comes in, but it doesn’t shine into your eyes. You can also let light in but avoid anyone from being able to see inside your home. There are plenty of options for every situation.

If you are convinced, start moving forward with wood shutters for your Los Gatos, CA home. Your first step is to call San Francisco Shutters at 855-992-6739. We’re here to help you find the perfect wood shutters for each window in your house. You can stop by our showroom and see some examples at 1676 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010. You’re welcome to browse and use your imagination, or we can show you around and answer your questions!