How to Get the Most Out of Your Window Shutters
With the winter storm coming, it’s no longer necessary to get creative with your windows.
Here are our favorite window shutters from the past few years, and a few things to keep in mind when deciding which style is best for your space.
Window Shutter Cost The most important consideration when buying a window shutter is how much you’ll save in cost.
Window shutters generally range from $5 to $10, depending on the style, so a $10 price tag will get you the most bang for your buck.
We recommend choosing one that is durable and lightweight, and that has a strong enough construction that it can easily withstand years of abuse without breaking.
If you’re going to spend the extra money, try to choose one that has the lowest price tag possible.
Most of these products have a three-year warranty, so if you buy one from a manufacturer you can keep the warranty and still save money.
Check out our list of the Best Window Shutts for 2018.
Interior Shutters Cost A more expensive option, but one that can be customized to your space and the weather conditions you live in, is a custom-made, interior window shuttler.
Most interior shuttters have windows that open in a “snap” and close with a “clap.”
This type of shuttling style is usually best suited for outdoor spaces that require the windows to stay open throughout the day, and you want to keep them shut when the sun goes down or the weather is chilly.
If that sounds like your space, check out our top picks for interior window closures.
Window Stop Design Interior shutters typically feature a window stop, which is attached to the back of the door, allowing you to close the window by pulling the handle on the front.
Window stop designs vary widely in price, so it’s important to understand which style will suit your space best.
For more information on interior window stop designs, check our guide to Interior Window Stop Designs.
Outdoor Shutters The last of the window shuttering options, outdoor shuttings are typically designed for outdoor environments.
For example, if you’re looking to have a more compact space, an outdoor window shutting might work well.
However, if your outdoor space is very cold, a window blocking system might be best.
In general, outdoor window stop styles include a window block that can close the door or windows, a sliding window, or an over-the-door system.
Check our top outdoor window shutting picks for 2018 for more ideas.
Window Wall Installation A window wall is an integral part of a space’s design.
The window wall needs to be high enough to accommodate a window that’s taller than it is wide, and it needs to stay in place while you’re indoors.
For some designs, such as those designed for apartments or commercial spaces, you can install the window wall at the bottom of the floor.
We’ve also seen some window wall designs that are built to be attached to a wall, with the window installed above the wall and the window blocking below the wall.
Window Stabilizers When it comes to making your home more comfortable, it can be helpful to consider adding a few window stabilizers to keep the sun off your windows and keep the heat from escaping.
These window stabilizer designs come in many different styles and materials, so we recommend looking at which one fits your space the best.
The following window stabilizing designs are designed for both indoor and outdoor environments, and come in a variety of materials.
In some cases, you may want to opt for the window stabilisers that are made specifically for the specific building you live and work in.
In addition, these designs are typically the cheapest, and usually require the least amount of materials and installation time.
Some of the best windows stabilizers for 2018 include the Klimov window stabiliser, which comes in both a solid and translucent color.
The Klimovic window stabilier can be used for all kinds of indoor spaces, including lofted apartments and commercial space, and is often the most affordable option for window stabilization.
It’s a versatile design, which can be easily installed on your existing windows, or it can add a touch of design flair.