Long, bright days and humid heat – summer on the Gold Coast is hard to beat.
The Gold Coast is known worldwide as one of the best places to be, but living here in summer means a few other things too.
For some of us, it means looking at our air conditioning bills and grimacing, while others choose to melt uncomfortably in the heat.
Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Interior shutters are one of the easiest ways to solve these summer heat wave tribulations, and they work great in both classic and modern Queensland homes.
Let’s learn a little bit more now.
Get the Most from Your Insulation Keeping cool and lowering your bills in summer is possible.
You don’t need to turn your air conditioning off; it just needs a little bit of help.
This is where effective insulation comes in. Interior shutters improve insulation for two reasons.
First, they physically block heat from transferring into the room, lowering the amount of heat in the room in the first place.
Second, they help keep the cold inside the room instead of escaping.
This makes shutters a fantastic addition for energy efficiency throughout the year.
Even if you are only renting your home, you can install shutters as an easy energy efficiency renovation that helps reduce your resource intake and lower your bills.
Shade the Rooms In tandem with insulation, shutters provide one of the greatest reliefs to the heat that is available –shade.
Whereas most roller blinds require moving their position throughout the day to get the shading you want, shutters let in a consistent amount of light throughout the day because of their evenly spaced gaps.
An alternative to shutters for full shade control is the Whisper Pleated or Venetian style blind.
The classic venetian also allows evenly spaced slats to shade the room and offers full control over the amount of light, but offers slightly less insulation.
The Whisper Pleated style uses a folded fabric mechanism to let sunlight in gradually, though you’d likely want to keep the blinds down in the summer heat, and the fabric is not as well insulating as wooden shutters because they absorb less heat.
Improve Your Privacy Whether you want to let some heat and light in, or keep your property cool, privacy is always important.
Interior shutters are also one of the easiest ways to improve your privacy during the summer.
This is because opening your shutters will let plenty of light in, while keeping you hidden from the outside world.
This ensures the best of both worlds – ultimate comfort and excellent privacy.
If you’re interested in installing affordable Plantation Shutters for your home interior, give us a call or submit an enquiry online .
We have a great range of shutters, blinds, awnings, and more.