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The Top Three Benefits of Exterior Shutters

For every homeowner, there’s always the real question of what the best practices are to elevate and protect your home. Exterior shutters are an amazing solution for those seeking better protection for their home or for those looking for an aesthetic upgrade to their home’s exterior. Whether your concern is shielding your home from the elements, optimizing your energy efficiency, enhancing your home security, or improving your home’s curb appeal, exterior shutters are a solution that meet all of these criteria and more.

Exterior Shutters, Alside® Shutters, Plantation Shutters, Window Shutters at Utah Blinds Gallery near Sandy, Utah (UT)

At Utah Blinds Gallery, we offer top-tier exterior shutter options from top window treatment brands like Alside®, and Picasso Shutters. One of our favorite exterior shutter product lines is the Alside® Exterior Accents Shutter Collection because it features such a wide variety of sizes and styles to compliment your home.

Protecting Your Home

No matter the season, protecting your home from inclement weather and intruders is always a concern. Exterior shutters are an amazing compliment to the overall security of your home. Intense winds and stray tree limbs can be deterred with the simple action of closing your exterior shutters before a storm comes. Intruders are also easily deterred by added window security.

With exterior shutters, protecting your home can be as easy as securing your shutter hardware. We typically partner our exterior shutters with hardware customization options like locks and securing mechanisms to add to the utility and functionality of our exterior shutter options. Our favorite member of the Alside® Exterior Accents Shutter Collection for protecting your home is the classic board & batten shutters. This style of shutters goes incredibly well with rustic home styles found in cabins, cottages, and Mission-style homes, but we offer a wide range of other options for different home decor styles.

Optimizing Energy Efficiency

Upgrading your home’s window treatments on both the exterior and interior is by far the best way to have the most control over your energy efficiency. Exterior shutters provide the unique ability to block out excess light, excess noise, and even excess cold or hot air, depending on the season. These are an amazing and cost-effective way to reduce your energy bill in the long run and optimize your home’s ability to maintain a comfortable lighting and temperature throughout the day.

There are so many reasons to optimize energy efficiency these days, whether you’re working from home and already using excess electricity or you’re just trying to be more eco-friendly, exterior shutters may just be the perfect solution for your home. One of our favorite styles for optimizing light and air flow control in your home is the louvered shutter, which easily allows you to open and close the louvers for complete light, privacy, and air flow control.

Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Some homeowners don’t have windows suited for functional exterior shutters, and that’s why at Utah Blinds Gallery we offer a vast number of mounted shutter options. Mounted shutters bring all the aesthetic value of shutters to homes that can use functional shutters or for homeowners who are simply looking to increase the value and curb appeal of their home. Fortunately, mounted shutters are incredibly common and can be customized to give the same appearance as functional shutters. In effect, you’re getting the same return on your home value and curb appeal with less worry and maintenance of a functional exterior shutter.

One of our favorite styles of mounted shutters are the raised panel shutter, which lend themselves to the classic shape and routered box detail commonly found in Colonial, Farmhouse, or Ranch-style homes.

Contact Utah Blinds Gallery

If you’re ready to explore the many benefits of exterior shutters at Utah Blinds Gallery, contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation or come pay us a visit at our showroom in Sandy, UT. The experts at Utah Blinds Gallery are happy to help you explore the vast number of shutter options we provide and help customize the perfect window treatments for your home.

As the go-to Hunter Douglas dealer for Salt Lake Valley since 1976, we combine our stellar customer service with the expertise you need to provide your home with the best available treatments. We’re proud to service Sandy, Park City, Draper, South Jordan, Utah Valley, Lehi, Provo, Orem, Heber, Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs, and Vineyard, UT.