Summer is here and while most people enjoy this season, it brings with it the strong sunny rays that can make us uncomfortable. If you’re looking for ways to keep cool in your house, you may want to consider the benefits of plantation shutters.
In the summer, your house can act just like a greenhouse. When the sun shines into your windows, it heats up the air inside. Your home may feel nice and cool in the morning, but by the time the afternoon rolls around, the inside of your home can feel 10 or 20 degrees warmer than the outdoor ambient temperature. Then one of two things happen. Either you turn on some noisy fans, hoping that will bring some relief, or your air conditioner works overtime to keep up with the heat, which results in skyrocketing utility bills.
There’s an easy solution to staying cool on hot days, and that’s simply having some plantation shutters installed. When the sun is at its fiercest, they can simply be closed, essentially reflecting all those hot rays and keeping your home cool. When you want to enjoy the sunshine, simply open the louvers a little bit that allows for light, while still providing protection from some of those rays.
Plantation shutters don’t just help your home in the summer months. In the winter, when the temperature dips down, they will also block out the cold, keeping your home warmer. In addition, they provide the character and charm so many people are looking for in homes today. If, for some reason, you decided to sell your home, the investment you make will easily be made up in resale.
You may think it’s too late this season to start thinking about plantation shutters, but in Southern California, Window Design Group works efficiently and quickly to get your shutters ready. From the time of ordering, shutters can be ready to install in just 10 days. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us.