Fashion & Function With Plantation Shutters
Shutters Make your House More Secure
Around two in 100 households in the UK were victims of burglary in the last year, the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) has revealed. What’s more, it appears that burglars are making off with more valuable property than ever before. High value gadgets such as laptops and mobile phones are regularly snatched by burglars and this has contributed to a rise of more than 40 per cent in the average cost of thefts in the past three years. With this in mind, it makes sense to take steps to make your house and windows more secure.
Deter Opportunist Burglars with Window Shutters
Fortunately, you don’t need to invest in iron bars bolted against windows and ‘Beware of the Dog’ signs. Many homeowners in the UK are in choosing to install plantation shutters as a friendlier and more visually appealing means of securing their homes. Plantation shutters can help to make your house more secure by deterring burglars from trying to break in.
When completely closed, plantation shutters offer no visibility inside the home.
Most homes have vulnerable windows on the ground floor and opportunist burglars will choose to enter a property where entrances are left open or ajar. By installing plantation shutters in windows & doors, many burglars will be deterred from targeting your property. Whether you choose to invest in tier on tier shutters, full height shutters or café style shutters, you can be sure that plantation shutters that have been supplied and installed by a reputable shutter company will provide your home with the utmost level of security.
Enjoy Increased Privacy
Plantation shutters and other types of wooden shutters are designed to provide complete privacy from inside. This prevents prying eyes from seeing inside your home. Many people worry that keeping their window shutters closed will be visually unappealing for onlookers, however, this isn’t something that you need to be concerned about with plantation shutters. These chic and stylish shutters are as lovely closed as they are when opened and so you can rest-assured that your neighbours won’t complain about unsightly window coverings!
As well as offering a higher level of security and increased privacy, you’ll also find that wooden shutters fitted to your window openings reduce distracting noises from outside. They also reduce the level of noise that can be heard outside. That means that you can turn your stereo up that little bit louder without your neighbours kicking up a fuss!