The Difference Between Exterior and Interior Shutters: Rundown for Denver Homeowners
Exterior and interior shutters are totally different window coverings, and if you aren’t in the know, you might waste time or money shopping around for a product that isn’t what you need. So let’s break it down.
First off, we need to make it clear that Sunburst Shutters Denver doesn’t build or sell exterior shutters. Instead, our specialty is in stylish interior shutters for Denver homes.
Outdoor shutters usually just serve one of two purposes: either they’re only for looks as an accent to your windows, or they’re industrial strength “hurricane shutters,” designed to guard your windows from damage during intense weather.
Decorative exterior shutters usually look great on very particular home styles, like Mediterranean homes. Hurricane shutters are somewhat uncommon outside of a few areas of the country, and many types don’t even resemble typical shutters, and instead look like large iron sheets.
For those outdoor shutters that do open and close on your window, they don’t tend to have a lot of functionality. They can’t form a seal to block heat and their louvers (if they exist) usually can’t be adjusted. Despite all that, exterior shutters can add a layer of color to your home.
You Might Need Exterior Shutters If:
You get heavy storms in your area and need to protect your windows.
You want to add a splash of color to the outside of your house.
You have enough space around your windows for the shutters to fit.
Interior shutters are our forte, and they’re the ultimate window treatment in combining fashion and practicality. Put in directly in or on top of your window frame, indoor shutters instantly become a natural part of your home as soon as they’re put in. And unlike exterior shutters, interior shutters are able to go on any window, no matter the space limitations.
The fashion that classic plantation shutters give your space is unequaled, and they’re incredibly flexible. Indoor shutters can beautifully accent any style of home; from historic Cape Cod homes to contemporary apartments, and have an assortment of colors, stains, and frame options to suit your taste.
Consider interior shutters if:
You want the maximum control of your home’s lighting, home temperature, and energy-efficiency.
You want a flexible, resilient window treatment.
You want to add some more fashion your home, and match your existing interior trim.