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The Differences Between Exterior and Interior Window Shutters

Exterior and interior window shutters differ in many ways aside from where they are positioned. Each type of shutter is specifically designed to accomplish certain tasks, hence why they are located either outside or inside of the building. To help demonstrate the differences between the two shutters, here’s a comparison illustrating everything you need to know.


Exterior Shutters

As its name suggests, exterior shutters are placed outside the home. Exterior shutters allow for a plethora of customization options, giving homeowners the freedom to truly personalize the exterior of their home. For example, Mediterranean window shutters can provide a unique and exotic appearance. In addition to providing a diverse array of aesthetics, exterior shutters are also designed to withstand the elements. In areas that frequently have heavy storms or hurricanes, exterior shutters will be designed with industrial strength materials in order to provide ample protection.


Interior Shutters

When it comes to quality of life improvements, interior shutters truly shine in their ability to provide an abundance of conveniences. Aside from giving your room a pleasing aesthetic, interior shutters are capable of giving superior control over lighting and temperature. Regardless of the weather conditions, interior shutters can maintain adequate temperature levels inside the house. Privacy is another benefit of interior shutters. Interior shutters can be adjusted to allow natural light and fresh air to enter all while maintaining limited visibility from outside. Shades or drapes may provide ample privacy, but they lack the versatility of an interior shutter since they can’t be adjusted in the same manner to provide ample temperature control.  


Since 1981, California Shutters has been the number one provider for window shutters in Ontario and beyond. We offer custom designs and unprecedented levels of craftsmanship and detail. If you’re interested in sprucing up your home, visit our website and contact us today.

Good to know - I have exterior ones upstairs and interior ones downstairs.
Posted by: Maisie | May 29, 2019, 2:51 pm
An informative comparison.
Posted by: Brandon | April 25, 2019, 11:41 am
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