When choosing window covers, many homeowners overlook shutters simply because they often cost more than blinds and curtains. But if saving money in the end is really a priority, then shutters are hands-down one of your best choices.
Yes, they do usually cost more than standard blinds and curtains. But the long-term savings they offer – much of which standard blinds and curtains can’t match – often make them the most cost-effective choice.
Here’s how shutters can help you save more money in the long run:
1. Helps Reduce Your Power Bill
Shutters are known for their ability to insulate rooms, thus helping you use less energy while keeping your living space cool or warm.
They hold heat well inside a room during winter and keep cool air inside when it’s warm outside. And when you need more ventilation in your living space, simply open the slats of your shutters to let the breeze in.
By letting you use less of your air-conditioners, heaters or fans, shutters can effectively help you reduce your power bill every year. This translates to more savings that build up even more over the years.
2. Spend Less Time and Money Cleaning
Cleaning less may not seem like it will do much for your savings, but you’ll be surprised by just how much money you can save by not having to clean your shutters frequently.
For starters, cleaning less means you have more time for other activities. Time is money, and you could use that saved time for more productive things.
With shutters, you also won’t need to buy fancy cleaning products and equipment just to keep them in good condition. Shutters are renowned for being incredibly easy to clean, and they require minimal maintenance and care. In most cases, all you need to do is to wipe them with a clean cloth to keep them clean.
Clean less and save more!
3. Built to Last
Although shutters often cost more than standard blinds and curtains, they’re also tougher and more durable. This means you won’t need to replace them as much as other window covers, saving you more money over time.
Most shutters feature thicker frames and slats than blinds, making them more capable of withstanding knocks and bumps. (In fact, some shutters are so strong that they’re used to protect windows during storms.) So you can rest assured they’ll hold up well over time.
This toughness and durability also give shutters long service lives, and they can last several years (if not decades) with proper care and maintenance.
Once you’ve settled with shutters on your windows, you won’t need to worry about buying replacements constantly over the years.
Want to Know More?
If you want to learn more about how shutters can save you money, contact us today to get in touch with one of our product specialists.
You can also browse our range of shutters to start exploring your best options for your home or office. We offer a variety of plantation shutters, PVC shutters, basswood shutters, and aluminium shutters that can make your living space more functional while saving you money in the long-term.