It’s not an uncommon site to see shutters flanking the windows of American homes. You and your neighbors may even have them, a fixed decoration nailed to the outer walls of your house. But these window treatments could be more than just decor. Working colonial shutters could be saving you money and protecting your home. Read on to find out why you might want to consider replacing those faux shutters with the real thing.

Temperature Control

We all know it. Florida is bright and HOT. Imagine coming in from the shining heat to a nice, cool, dim room. Give yourself a break from that blinding, blistering sun. And just as important, keep those electric bills down during the hottest months. Controlling the amount of heat that sneaks into your home is made easier by simply pulling the shutters closed.

Storm Protection

Castle Impact Window’s colonial shutters are made with hurricanes in mind. Though traditional colonial shutters were made of wooden boards, the modern version is constructed of heavy-duty aluminum, designed to withstand the toughest of storms. This aluminum is impervious to decay, meaning you could buy once and never need to replace them.

Sound Barrier

Wind and rain, the neighbor’s barking dog, noisy kids—have these distractions ever interrupted your day? Or worse, your night? Another benefit of investing in colonial shutters is that you can significantly decrease outdoor noise pollution in your home when the shutters are closed.

A Better Night’s Sleep

The colonial shutter got its start in Europe hundreds of years ago and is still in use today. The original reason? To protect against burglars. So with today’s advances in security technology, why are these shutters still so widely used across Europe? To block out light for a better night’s sleep. Doctors everywhere agree that one of the best ways to get deeper, better quality rest is to decrease the amount of light around you when you sleep.

Beautify Your Home

Maybe you don’t have shutters, or maybe you already have fixed shutters. But who wouldn’t agree that real shutters just look better? Whether your style is classic, quaint, traditional, or modern, choosing the colonial shutter that fits your taste can add beauty and value to your home.

If your home is without shutters, it is without protection. Now you’ve got some great reasons to think about adding colonial shutters to your home. And since Castle Impact Windows offer free estimates, what have you got to lose? Contact us today…we’d love to hear from you.