Window shutters have long been a functional component of many homes, although at some point a few non-functional varieties have cropped up over the years. As interest and popularity is enjoying a renewed surge, more people are shopping for shutters and asking if they are a good investment.
Here’s our take so you can make an informed decision for your own needs and style.
Types of Window Shutters
There are many different shutters types and styles. You can visit our showroom to see the wide selection that we have to offer. When choosing your shutters, take into consideration your home’s style as well as whether your shutters will be functional or decorative. This will go a long way in narrowing down your choices.
Some of the more popular shutter styles include:
Benefits of Window Shutters
While non-functional shutters may increase curb appeal, functional shutters offer several great benefits. They increase privacy and security which is a big selling point for many homeowners. Window shutters also help to lower energy bills because they can help to keep outdoor temps from affecting indoor temps. Most styles provide a good deal of insulation from external noise and light. When well maintained, exterior window shutters are long lasting and very durable, even in harsh weather environments. They also are easy to open and close, often accessible from inside the home.
Are Window Shutters a Good Investment?
The value of window shutters depends on the homeowner. Most people will find the benefits to be very valuable, but some may prefer other types of window treatments. Some people may be very interested in the increased appraisal value that window shutters add to their home while others have no interest. Ultimately, it is up to the homeowner to decide what they want and what benefits are important to them. For most homeowners, window shutters are indeed a good investment. Are window shutters a good investment for you? Only you can answer that.
At Valley Drapery & Upholstery our designers will help you find the best looks for your home, inside and out. Whether you want functionality or decorative components in your décor and furnishings, we can help you make the best selections that reflect your unique, personal style. Call today or visit our showroom to get started and let the transformation begin.