There are a lot of window dressing options to choose from and it can be a hard decision to make. You need to carefully consider what you want your window treatment to achieve in addition to how you want it to look. Do you want your window treatments to be functional as well as stylish? Do you want your window treatments to provide both privacy and light control? Do you want them to improve your home’s insulation and reduce noise? And finally, does your house have unusually shaped windows?

If you answered yes to most of these questions, we recommend you consider shutters for your next home renovation or decorating project. Let’s take a look at the five main benefits of choosing HunterDouglas shutters in more detail.

1. Lower Energy Bills

By adding an extra barrier between the interior of your room and window, HunterDouglas shutters are incredibly effective at insulating against heat, cold, and noise. They are an ideal option for keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Not only will you save on your next energy bill, but your neighbour’s noise won’t phase you again.

2. Easy Maintenance

HunterDouglas has two options for shutters. Their Palm Beach Polysatin Shutters® are made to withstand harmful UV-rays and are perfect for hot or humid environments. Not only do these shutters not warp, crack, fade, chip, peel, or discolour, but you can add PowerView motorization so your shutters respond to voice commands! The second option is the Newstyle Hybrid Shutters® that combines the look of wood with modern technology for a durable and high-quality finish. Both options are great for people who are on the go and don’t have a lot of time to keep up with cleaning their windows. Simply wipe down your shutters with a damp cloth and there you have it! This is an especially great option for anyone who suffers from allergies.

3. Flexible Control

Choosing shutters for your windows allow you to be extremely flexible when it comes to privacy and lighting! You can decide whether or not you want the top and bottom to open independently or together. Shutters are also great for unusually shaped windows. For example, if your home has bay windows, or windows with arches, or triangular windows, you can control the shape of shutters much better than other window treatments.

4. Safety

If you have small children or pets, not all window dressings are safe for them. While all HunterDouglas cords and chains are retractable for optimal safety, shutters don’t involve any cords or hanging components. So you can rest easy knowing there are zero possible hazards.

5. Property Value

Shutters fall under the category of fixtures and fittings that come with a home, so they are a simple way to add a lot of value to your property. Installing shutters, especially if you have windows that are an unusual shape, can increase the resale value of your home and make it easier to attract buyers. Visit Linh’s Window Fashions in Edmonton to add timeless elegance to your space with HunterDouglas shutters!