Plantation Shutters Vs Blinds: What to Consider

Are you trying to decide between plantation shutters or blinds for your home or business? When weighing up the pros and cons of each option, it’s important to think about what you’re looking to get out of your installation.

For instance, you may be interested in lowering your energy bills or increasing privacy and security on your property. Perhaps you’re more concerned with interior design or increasing the value of your home. Whatever your goals, IQ Shutters offers a range of solutions you can depend on.

Our team is dedicated to providing the very best in shutters and blinds, with an assortment of quality styles and materials available in our showroom. We will help you find the exact product to suit your needs, taste and budget.

When looking for blinds or plantation shutters on the Sunshine Coast, think IQ Shutters.

 

Cost

This is probably the first aspect to consider. Plantation shutters tend to cost more than blinds, but this is for good reason. First off, plantation shutters are more durable than blinds.  That’s because they are installed on the outside of your home and exposed to the elements. Rain, sun, wind-blown debris—shutters are designed to handle whatever the weather throws at them. Blinds, on the other hand, are cheaper but far less robust.

UV exposure will damage some styles over time, and most require ongoing cleaning and maintenance to function properly. However, they are also available in a much wider array of colours, materials and styles. If you are just looking to control light and airflow in your home, perhaps blinds are the right choice for you. But you won’t get the same value in terms of durability.

 

Insulation

Depending on the style you choose, blinds and shutters offer varying degrees of insulation—but as a rule of thumb, shutters are better suited to the harshness of Queensland summers. That’s in part due to their durability. Because shutters are secured to the outside of your property, they block a lot of UV light and heat that would otherwise enter the home and warm its interior throughout the day. Blinds do offer insulation capabilities, but often not as much as shutters.

Insulation is important because it will lower the cost of your energy bills throughout the year, saving you money in the long term. If you would like to learn more, visit our team on the Sunshine Coast, and we can discuss this in detail.

 

Value

If you are interested in adding value to your home, you can’t go past plantation shutters. Because of their timeless style and dependable performance, they offer both aesthetic and functional benefits. Plantation shutters are an investment in your property—offering positive results that pay for themselves. However, if your budget can’t allow for plantation shutters on your Sunshine Coast property, perhaps blinds are better suited to you.

If you would like to know more about the plantation shutters we have on offer, contact our team today on 07 5437 6405.

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