We have the pleasure of installing shutters to windows in many homes London and the surrounding areas. Coming across many different styles of property means that we also see a variety of window shapes and sizes that are designed to utilise the space in homes.
Velux windows are a relatively modern style of window as loft conversions into bedrooms, office spaces or other rooms have increased in popularity. As these windows have become more regular, the desire to have shutters installed to them has increased too.
What is a Velux window?
A Velux window is a roof window that opens outwards and sits into a slanted roof to provide light and air in a room making the area more suitable for use. This is appealing in a loft that has been converted into a bedroom for example. The addition of light will allow homeowners to utilise as much light as possible in the room during the day and can make the space feel brighter and bigger.
Why shutters are ideal for Velux windows?
For a long time, the only window dressing that was available for Velux windows was blinds. Velux blinds offer a smart design aesthetic but are restrictive in their use in the room as they are limited in their usage with a very simple open or closed operation.
Installing shutters to Velux windows has opened up a long list of benefits including temperature control and privacy in rooms without sacrificing style if the loft conversion is overlooked. The thick built layer added to the window can also have sound reducing benefits.
Brightness levels can controlled by manoeuvring slat tilts to varying angles which is ideal when the sun is high. These sky-viewing windows may be most exposed to sunlight so being able to control these light levels will be ideal throughout the day. Shutters are also brilliant at controlling the heat in a room. On hot summer days slats can be closed to avoid overheating or if looking trap as much heat as possible then open slats during the day will allow the sunlight to get through. Closing the slats in the evening will keep the heat trapped in the room and the shutter layer will reduce heat loss from the window.
We often recommend one of our smaller or mid-range slat sizes to be installed on the windows as the Velux panels will be particularly small so a large slat size will result in very few in the panel. However, as with all design features of shutters, it is very much down to personal choice