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Have You Heard of Bahama Shutters?
Shutters in general are a great and cost-effective way to add some style and charm to any Sunshine Coast home. Shutters come in two different types: indoor and outdoor. Indoor shutters are typically used to control temperatures, light, and privacy, while outdoor shutters are used for similar reasons as wells as added security and safety from more turbulent weather conditions.
In certain parts of the United States, Bahama (Bermuda) shutters are typically used by homeowners in areas that have extreme climates because they provide storm protection. Louvered shutters are more commonly used on large windows to help protect large windows from varying shifts in temperatures.
Exterior shutters in general have the ability to add some flair to different architectural styles. Bahama shutters tend to provide a bit of a British Colonial style to different architecture, and bright-colored board shutters give a slight touch of the Old American West to some homes and other buildings. Shutters come in various materials, such as wood, fiberglass and vinyl.
Bermuda Shutters: A unique, top-hinged choice
Shutters vary in functionality and design by style. Bahama (Bermuda) shutters are designed with hinges on the top. This design allows the homeowner to easily push their Bahama shutters away out and directly away from their window, allowing air to flow through while maintaining privacy.
Most shutters are designed with side hinges. Common designs include: Panel shutters and louvered shutters such as plantation shutters. Most people think of shutters as having side hinges rather than shutters having top hinges. This style offers a lot of advantages to homeowners and should be considered.
The advantages of Bahama shutters
Bermuda shutters are often used as storm shutters due to their top hinges. Instead of swinging and slamming open when inclement weather hits, they can rapidly close on their own or by the homeowner. A lot of homes and buildings in areas such as New Orleans, Los Angeles, and other regions that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 now have Bahama shutters. This style of shutters can also be used for climate control. Homeowners can shade the rooms in their home while letting air flow through because they can angle the shutters away from their house, a smart choice for homeowners living in warmer climates because of their natural ability to cool, helping homeowners conserve energy and save money on their utility bills.
Similar to other shutter styles, Bahama shutters are also customizable to fit different styles and window sizes. They can be made from different materials and painted different colours. Wooden shutters are best for areas similar to the Sunshine Coast where the sun shines brightly and most residents are concerned with preventing colour-fading.
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