During Summer You’ll Really Notice the Value of Wood Shutters for Your Replacement Windows September 13, 2016 In the summer, the sun is going to be beating down on you. It can feel great, can’t it? For those of us living in Canada where winters can drag on seemingly forever, summer is so welcome that it doesn’t seem like it could be hot enough, but when you have that sun pouring into your house, especially on those extremely warm July and August days, it can certainly feel a bit oppressive inside. You have plenty of options to help protect your home against the sun’s ultraviolet radiation and the heated generates inside. One of those is known as low-e film coating. This is a film coating that can be applied to brand new replacement windows that will cut down on a significant percentage of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation that gets into your house that can cause that extra heating or even fading of your furniture. Another option is to install natural wood shutters over your windows. Natural wood shutters can offer many benefits, especially for new replacement windows. You don’t have to worry about interior decor or design with your old curtains or drapery. You can completely transform the look and feel of any home without worrying about the window treatments. It also makes it easier for you to control light that gets into your house. You can turn the shutter slats at an angle to block direct sunlight, but still allow a great deal of light into your home. You won’t have to feel like you’re living in a cave just to stay cooler on those hot summer days. Using would shutters also makes it easy to control privacy. If you use split shutters, you can open the top portion to allow fresh air into your home in the evening but keep the lower half closed to offer privacy so people can’t see in. In the summer, you truly will notice the benefits of quality wood shutters, especially if you’ve purchased brand new replacement windows with those shutters.