As temperatures rise, finding the best ways to keep your home cool becomes a priority. Shutters offer a stylish and practical solution to beat the summer heat. Not only do window shutters enhance the look of your space, but they also play an important role in temperature control and ventilation. Here’s how shutters can help you stay cool during summer heat waves and how integrating room-darkening blinds can further enhance their effectiveness.

How do shutters keep rooms cool?

Shutters are designed to block out the intense summer sun while still allowing airflow. Shutters adjustable slats enable you to control the amount of light and air entering your space, which helps in maintaining a cooler indoor temperature. By blocking direct sunlight, shutters reduce the amount of heat that enters your home, keeping rooms significantly cooler.

What are the benefits of shutters in summer?

  1. 1. Heat Reduction: By closing the shutter slats, you can prevent the sun’s rays from heating up your room.
  2. 2. Ventilation Control: Adjust the slats to let in a breeze without letting in direct sunlight.
  3. 3. Glare Reduction: Shutters can minimise the harsh glare on screens and surfaces, making it more comfortable to work or relax indoors.


How do  you use shutters to maximise ventilation in summer?

Maximising ventilation with shutters is simple. Open the windows behind the shutters and adjust the slats to create cross-ventilation. This allows fresh air to circulate while keeping the hot sun out. For optimal cooling, position the slats to direct the airflow upwards, which helps in distributing cool air throughout the room.

Enhancing cooling with honeycomb integrated room darkening blinds:

For an extra layer of insulation and cooling, consider integrating room darkening blinds made from foil-lined honeycomb material. Available in 19 colours, these blinds offer enhanced insulation properties that complement the cooling effect of shutters.

What are the benefits of honeycomb room darkening blinds:

  1. 1. Enhanced Insulation: The honeycomb design traps air, providing an extra barrier against heat.
  2. 2. Light Control: These blinds can darken the room, reducing heat buildup and keeping it cooler.
  3. 3. Versatility: With a variety of colours, they can be seamlessly integrated with your existing decor.

How do you use room darkening blinds to keep rooms cool?

Combine full height shutters with room darkening blinds for maximum cooling. Close the blinds during the hottest parts of the day to block out the sun entirely. This double layer of protection ensures that heat is kept out, and the room remains cool and comfortable.

Get in touch today with our friendly team to find out how shutters can transform your space whilst keeping you cool throughout the summer. Trusted since 1982. Your shutter experts for a reason.