Six Reasons to Consider Shutters for Your House This Summer & #HIT

6 reasons to consider shutters for your house this summer

This post has been written in collaboration with Giamar

I have to admit, whenever I see some sort of outdoor window covering on the front of a house, I immediately think an older person lives in the home. I’m not sure why. Window shutters can often be disregarded when building or renovating a house, but they shouldn’t because they can offer so much value to your home. With the summer heat soaring to high temperatures this season, finding ways to keep the house cool can be paramount and shutters can offer an energy efficient solution.

 Here are six reasons to consider shutters for your home this summer.

 1. Shutters block out the sun in summer. Block out curtains can only do so much because the sun still pelts onto the window and into the room. The curtain blocks out the sun, but not necessarily the heat. With shutters installed on the outside of your home, the heat will be kept out.

 Giamar Home Shutters

2. With the heat kept out, your air conditioner won’t have to work so hard at keeping your house cool during summer. Shutters help keep that cool air in your house and vice versa in winter, they can keep the warm air in.


3. You can control the amount of light you want in a room. Giamar Roller Tilt Shutters have unique tilt feature that lets you control and manage the noise and light coming into your home with one touch control. This is great for kids’ rooms when the sun rises early in Summer. Keeping the blinds shut at night will help keep the night feel longer which hopefully allows your kids to sleep in longer. (No guarantees but you do what you can right?)

Giamar Roller Tilt Shutters
Giamar Roller Tilt Shutters

 4. Shutters can offer visual appeal to a house. Unlike window shades, they are not bulky and by choosing the right colour, they can blend in to the exterior of your home.

 Giamar House Shutters

5. Shutters can offer privacy in a room. Keeping the shutters closed means people on the street can’t look into your house at night, or even during the day. We have the unfortunate scenario where we can’t get undressed in our bedroom with the lights on as it will be a viewing show for the street outside. Shutters would fix that problem for us.


6. Shutters can keep intruders out. It’s very hard for a house to be broken into when there are shutters on the windows. Summer is always a popular time for thieves – especially over Christmas holidays when they know there will be presents under a tree.


Giamar can offer Privacy Screens and Sun Control Louvres which are perfect for keeping your outdoor entertaining area cool during summer. There is nothing worse than entertaining outside, under your pergola and having the sun and heat beat down into the room. Installing the louvres can prevent that problem, and the privacy screens can be custom made to suit all projects. Popular installations are for privacy around spas or outdoor bathrooms.

Giamar Louvre privacy screens
Giamar Louvres

 How do you keep the sun out of your house during summer? Would you consider getting shutters on your windows?

Disclaimer: This post has been written in accordance to my disclosure policy.

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