When shutters first came into existence, people used them for two reasons: To protect their home from intruders and to keep their windows from breaking when bad storms hit. Everyone has seen the movies based in the old days when people only had window shutters around their windows. They didn’t even have glass, so the sole purpose of the window shutters was so they could close them at night and keep their home or place of work safe. Likewise, people have also seen big window shutters on homes in areas where hurricanes are common, and they’ve understandably assumed that those window shutters were installed so they could close them when a bad storm was about to hit. This would protect their glass windows and subsequently their home from something flying into their window and sending glass everywhere.
However, today window shutters are used for much more than protecting windows. It’s possible that there’s someone out there who shuts their shutters every night to keep their home safe, but that seems unlikely, and it’s true that some people out there only have window shutters on their home so they can close them when a bad storm is coming. But if those were the only reasons why people bought window shutters, then why do you see them in places like Los Angeles? There aren’t any bad storms in that area and most people have home security systems, so it would seem the whole reason behind buying them simply isn’t existent there.
Well, homeowners all over the country buy window shutters because they’re buying them for the way they look. They’re not buying them to keep their windows from breaking, but instead are buying them because they like the way their home looks. They think that putting window shutters on the outside of their home helps to accentuate the colors of their home, and they believe that they give their home an aesthetic look that they like.
Of course, when you hear most people talking about window shutters these days they’re actually talking about a window shutter that almost resembles a set of blinds. They still have the two slats so they can be opened like a set of doors, but they have little slits in them like blinds do that can be moved up and down with a rod. These kinds of shutters actually go inside the home, and they’re more used to manipulate the light, to add privacy to the home, or simply to make the home look better.
It should be clear to you now that when most people are buying shutters for their home they’re doing so because they think they’ll make their home look better, not because they think they’ll protect their windows or keep their home safe. If after learning a little bit more about window shutters you’re interested in buying a set, your next step needs to be figuring out where to buy them from. House of Blinds in Laguna Hills, California, is the first store you should visit.