Shutters are a great finishing touch for any replacement windows in Tacoma, WA. However, if you are looking to get shutters for your replacement windows you need to spend time considering what kind of style you want as your shutter style will have a big impact on the overall feel and style of your home and your replacement windows.
One of the most popular styles of window shutters is full height. Full height window shutters, as the name implies, cover the full height of your window opening as opposed to café or half shutters that only cover part of the window opening. Choosing full height window shutters depends on whether the full height functionality works with your personal intended use and your personal style. There are many pros to installing this full height window shutters in your home.
Are full height window shutters the right style for you and your replacement windows? In order to figure that out, read this list of full height shutter pros and cons to get you started:
- For starters, these shutters offer the most possible light blockage and privacy as they cover your window’s full area.
- Full height window shutters are also very easy to install as they don’t involve the more detailed installation steps of tier-on-tier shutters.
- These shutters have more slats and less mid-rail which gives you more natural light coming into the space and is ideal for placing on doors if you so choose. Also, when you have the slats and panels closed on full height shutters you also get better insulation to keep your home at a desirable temperature without spending too much on your electricity.
- You can easily add a mid-rail to full height shutters to get full control over the upper and lower slats independently of one another. With this addition, you can keep the upper slats open for extra light and ventilation into the space but have the lower slats closed for privacy.
All of these benefits don’t mean that full height shutters are perfect. For instance, tier-on-tier shutters or café style shutters give you more ability to customize light filtration as you can open and close both the bottom and top panels independently of one another while full height shutters can only be fully opened or fully closed. Also, they might not be ideal for use in small or dark rooms as they completely cover the window. Small or dark bathrooms would be better suited for a café style shutter to allow maximum natural light while maintaining privacy.
However, all that matters is that you choose the right shutter style for you and your replacement windows, whether that’s full height or not. If you want to learn more about your replacement window and shutters need just reach out to Puget Sound Window & Door. We offer expert Tacoma, WA replacement window services from 445 E Main Ave Puyallup, WA 98372. Give us a call today at (253) 904-8658 for more information on what we can do for you.