Why Choose Shutters to Protect Your New Replacement Windows? October 31, 2016 What shutters offer your new replacement windows. In days of old, people had shutters that were affixed to the outside of the house that would draw closed on a hinge to protect the windows and whatever was inside during extreme weather. For example, a severe thunderstorm could be rolling in and, as most people readily know, that could mean high winds, hail, and torrential downpours. Closing those shutters helped to protect the windows, which were most likely lead based glass back in those days, from the weather elements outside. Today, the glass is tempered and much more durable than in the past. Therefore, exterior shutters are not really all that important to help protect the windows. But you want to protect your windows from the inside and you want something that’s also going to protect your furniture, flooring, and other items from overexposure to direct sunlight. You could consider low-e film coating that cuts down on the sun’s ultraviolet radiation that gets into the house, or you can consider the importance of window treatments. Shutters are the best option because they not only provide an incredible aesthetic appeal and designed to any home, they can be easily opened and closed to control the amount of sunlight that gets into the house.