What are aluminium shutters?
Aluminium shutters, also known as aluminium plantation shutters, are a type of shutter option for your home. As their name suggests, these shutters are made from aluminium, which is a strong, durable and water resistant material option.
Benefits of installing aluminium shutters
There are many reasons to consider aluminium shutters for your home, and some of these reasons, you might not expect!
Indoor and outdoor shutters
Due to the tough nature of aluminium shutters, you have the flexibility to install them as indoor or outdoor shutters.
They boost the resale value of your home
Over the years, there has been many theories suggesting that plantation shutters, particularly aluminium ones, can boost the value of your home.
This is because the neat and uniform appearance of these shutters adds curb side appeal to your home. Appearances aside, shutters also tick a lot of boxes for home buyers, especially for those who value security, privacy, and durability.
Easy to clean
Cleaning your indoor or outdoor aluminium shutters couldn’t be easier. All you need is a damp cloth to wipe over the blades every now and again, to remove any dust that has settled. To put it simply, you'll save time on the cost of washing drapes or curtains, and it will get your house looking in tip-top shape with minimal effort. If you’re interested in more window treatment care and cleaning tips, head to our website.
Complete light and temperature control
With snug fitting window shutters, you can control how much or how little sunlight enters the room. The blades can be opened a little or a lot in either upward or downward positions, optimal for both heat and light control. As all the aluminium components have an insulating air pocket, they keep your home's internal warmth in and unwanted external heat out.
Even though I'm not planning on having any little Harvey's running around my home anytime soon, I like to know that my window treatments are 100% child safe. Just like all the other products we sell online, our aluminium shutters are completely safe for both children and pets. You can check out all the best blinds for your child’s room in our blog.
Aluminium shutters are waterproof
Aluminium is often recommended over any other materials such as PVC, timber or other engineered wood products, due to its durable nature.
The material is completely water and fireproof, making aluminium shutters an ideal choice for bathrooms, kitchens or any other rooms that are constantly exposed to moisture, steam, or splashes.
Modern day indoor and outdoor shutters are incredibly energy efficient. They create an additional layer of insulation over your windows, keeping the air in your home at a comfortable temperature.
Can you cut aluminium blinds to size?
While it’s possible to cut down your shutters if you have the right tools and can do it safely, it’s much easier to order them to the exact measurements you need for them to fit your windows.
When you order online, you can put in the measurements you need so when they arrive, they’re already the right size for you to install.
Where can aluminium shutters be installed?
Aluminium shutters are one of the most versatile window covering options and can be installed anywhere in your home, including in indoor and outdoor spaces.
The best uses of aluminium shutters are in spaces where they could be exposed to water or high temperatures, such as your bathroom, kitchen, laundry or even your outdoor entertaining area.
Aluminium shutter colours
Did you know that if you order aluminium shutters, they are available in different colour options to suit your home décor? When you order, you can choose from black, white, cream, or grey.
Are aluminium shutters expensive?
Shutters are one of the pricier window covering options on the market, but for the higher upfront costs, you’re choosing a product which will last you a long time and has very little maintenance requirements and costs.
Are aluminium shutters a good option for outdoor areas?
If you’re looking to update your outdoor entertaining area with new window coverings, aluminium shutters are a good option. Outdoor aluminium shutters are great for insulating your outdoor area as in summer, they keep your space cool and in winter, they keep the heat in.
As they’re waterproof, you don’t need to worry about outdoor aluminium blinds rusting or getting damaged, however regularly cleaning them is a good way to maintain their durability and extend their lifespan.
At Half Price Blinds, our shutters are available in a privacy plus option, which means the width of the shutters are 70% wider than traditional shutters. This gives your home much more privacy and light control options compared to other shutter options.
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