The best shutters for winter weather

The cold season has well and truly hit; the weather is cooler, the mornings are frosty and winter electricity bills are on their way. As temperatures continue to drop, it becomes all the more important that our houses stay warm and toasty. When it comes to keeping you and your house warm, the shutters you have installed in your home can make a huge difference. 

We know that windows are designed to let light and air into a room, but this also means they let a considerable amount of heat out. In fact, a significant amount of heat is lost through our windows — around 30% of a home’s heating energy, to be exact. That’s why your window furnishings should be your number one priority this winter. With Thermalite Plantation Shutters, you know you’re making the right choice when it comes to keeping the heat in and the cold out. 

Thermalite Plantation Shutters provide insulation from the cold

Winter weather often sees a spike in electricity usage, and your wallet may feel it! But with the right home furnishings, you can keep the bills down and stay warm at the same time. Thermalite Plantation Shutters not only add aesthetical value to your home, but can also play a major role in keeping down heating costs and ensuring your house stays snug during those winter months. Thermalite Plantation Shutters are one of the most insulating window treatments on the market. The thermal properties of Thermalite, a durable and environmentally-friendly material made from polymer, provide an insulative barrier between the inside and outside of your house. Thermalite also provides over 2-3 times the insulation of wood and vinyl shutters.

Because of their superior insulation properties, interior or exterior plantation shutters can efficiently conserve energy in your home. They are able to trap cold air between the window and the shutter, absorbing extremes in temperature and therefore providing an alternative to double glazing. 

Thermalite Plantation Shutters keep the heat in

Plantation-style shutters also allow you to regulate the amount of sunlight that enters your home. In cooler months, you can open the louvres of your plantation shutters and allow sunlight (and therefore heat) to enter the room. When plantation shutters are installed, it’s possible to ensure there is no gap around the window edges when closed and this also helps trap heat inside your home. In fact, a well-fitted plantation shutter can reduce heat loss better than a curtain or blind. 

Thermalite Plantation Shutters offer greater adjustability 

Thermalite plantation shutters can be easily adjusted to suit any weather conditions. In winter, shutters keep the warmth in by preventing cool air from entering the home. Thermalite shutters offer an additional layer of protection to your window —not only are they weather resistant and resistant to temperature changes and moisture, but their non-toxic synthetic material can trap solar heat to keep your home warm during cooler months. On those warmer, sunnier winter days, simply adjust the slats on your Thermalite plantation shutters to allow sunlight to enter. 

Whether they’re installed in the bathroom, kitchen or bedrooms, you can be sure Thermalite Plantation Shutters will keep your household warm in the chilly months.

Insulate your home against cold winter spells by contacting our friendly team today. We can offer an in-home consultation and quote for any property in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. If you have further questions about Thermalite Plantation Shutters, call us for a consultation — free of charge!