With summer approaching and warmer evenings, many of us find ourselves struggling with the temperature in our homes. It’s time to rethink our window dressings if they aren’t keeping us cool. This Father’s Day, why not give Dad the ultimate temperature control tool: Plantation Shutters! Perfect for the dad who loves to tweak the thermostat and save on energy bills! They’ll keep the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter, making Dad the hero of home comfort!

The Impact of Window Shading on Room Temperature

Recent research conducted by the BBSA on London flats emphasised the importance of using effective window shading. Rooms without shading reached a scorching 47.5°C, highlighting the need for measures to prevent excessive heat.


Stay Cool and Transform Your Home Decor: Temperature Control

Plantation shutters help control your home’s temperature by blocking direct sunlight and providing great insulation. This keeps your home cool without relying too much on air conditioning or fans. They are especially beneficial for hot, stuffy loft rooms, making them comfortable even during the peak of summer.


Window shutters provide an additional layer of insulation for your windows. When closed, interior shutters trap hot air between the window and the louvres, keeping your room cooler.

Plantation shutters have adjustable louvres that let you control the amount of light and heat coming into your room.

Hardwood Shutters for Summer

Hardwood shutters offer superior heat regulation in the summer and winter months and are incredibly durable. They can be custom-fitted to your windows, ensuring that no gaps allow heat to escape.

Our timber products have a non-twist core centre to prevent warping or movement over time. We use a mixture of different hardwoods, primarily Paulownia, which is dimensionally stable and consistently knot-free. Due to its low thermal conductivity qualities, it helps keep homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter.


MDF Shutters for Heat Control

MDF shutters provide good insulation and have a protective polypropylene coating with a UV inhibitor. This coating helps prevent scratching, chipping, staining, and heat damage.


How Can Wooden Shutters Help You Cool Down This Summer?

Funding energy can generate up to a huge amount of the total running costs of a home. This can be a challenge during cold winters and hot summers. One practical and attractive solution is wood shutters. Here’s how they help:

Careful Consideration for Colour: Wood shutters come in various colours to match your home decor. Light colours create a fresh and bright atmosphere and are typically more effective because they reflect sunlight instead of absorbing it. Choosing lighter colours for rooms that face south, where they get the most sunlight, reduces heat absorption, keeps the room cooler, and can improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Better Light Control: Wood shutters fit seamlessly into your windows, locking together to prevent gaps where sunlight can enter. Full-height shutters and café shutters each offer different levels of light control, making it easy to create the perfect interior environment.


Effective Use of Shutters During Hot Summers 

Using shutters effectively during the warmer months can cool down your home on those hotter days by following these suggested methods:


Early Morning: Open windows, shutters, and internal doors to allow cool air to flow into the room.

Morning: In the morning, after ventilating the house, close windows, shutters, and doors to keep the cool air inside.

Evening: Open your shutters and windows once the outside temperature drops to allow fresh, cooler air to circulate.

Night: Close your shutters but leave your windows open to maintain airflow.


Ready to transform your home for the summer? Beat the heat and transform your home decor!

Investing in the right window shutters can make a significant difference in your home’s comfort during the summer months to enjoy a cooler, more energy-efficient home.

Why Choose Us?

We partner with the best suppliers to deliver the highest quality products. Trust the experts with a reputation built on reliability and customer satisfaction, offering a variety of shutter solutions for any home.

Want to get in touch with the experts? Request a quote or schedule a survey, and one of our friendly team members will reach out to help you find the perfect window shutter solution.