Shutters: A Simple Yet Stylish Way to Keep Cool

Shutters are both beautiful and functional. They provide a touch of elegance while increasing the value of your home and offering many other benefits, the most notable of which are energy savings and conservation.

Shutters, and external shutters in particular, help conserve energy by reducing the amount of heat that enters your home, thus reducing the amount of time your air con has to run, and saving you money. With electricity prices as high as they are in Australia, this is a major plus.

Increase Energy Efficiency and Energy Savings

By adding shutters to your home, you’re improving the energy-efficiency of your windows, which in turn, reduces your energy costs. If you have shutters like the Louvreshield External Aluminium Shutters, you can simply adjust the louvres to keep the heat at bay when the temperature rises. These shutters are designed to block out the hot sun while allowing you to control the light and air flow in your home. Plus, they have a unique blade spline for added strength, and help maintain privacy and security.

Keeps You Cool By Reflecting Solar Radiation

The amount of solar heat gain can be reduced by shutters that reflect solar radiation, such as Thermoshield Plantation Shutters or Basswood Shutters. To put it simply, these shutters can help keep your home cool!

Shutters will provide additional insulation by preventing heat from entering and cool air from escaping. Thermoshield Plantation and Basswood Shutters are UV stabilised to withstand the heat of the Australian summers by reducing heat gain. This makes these shutters highly energy-efficient and capable of reflecting sun rays instead of allowing them to be absorbed into the home.

Shutters are an affordable and highly effective way to keep your home cool, helping you to reduce your energy costs. Plus, with all of the colours and styles available, they look fantastic! Take the Thermoshield Plantation Shutters, for instance; they’re the most affordable shutters in Australia, and they provide a notable amount of protection and security. They offer a great balance of style, protection from the sun, and price.

If you’re ready to learn how you can add considerable value to your home while reducing energy costs and beating the heat, don’t hesitate to contact us or to visit one of our three locations; Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. We carry a large selection of top quality yet affordably priced blinds and shutters.

Shutters Can Improve Insulation, Keeping the Heat Out

There’s no debating it, it’s hot in Australia right now. Keeping your home cool as the temperature rises is a constant challenge, and surprisingly, one of the best ways to maintain a comfortable temperature is with better insulation.

External shutters are an affordable and effective way to add value to your home, not only because they add style, but also because they help prevent heat from entering, and the cool air your air con generates from escaping. The best window shutters will help to lower your energy costs, reduce the amount of heat entering your home, control sunlight and possess good thermal properties.

Reduce Electricity Costs

Electricity costs are high in Australia, which makes energy efficiency a major focus of home design. Energy-efficient windows are great, but windows themselves don’t really possess any insulation qualities. Shutters can help improve the efficiency of your windows and your home’s energy performance by protecting it from the sun.

Reduce the Amount of Heat Entering a Home

Running the air con day and night is a necessity during times like these, otherwise, heat transfer from the sun increases the temperature inside your home and can cause an uncomfortable and even dangerous environment.

The virtual lack of insulation on windows causes heat to radiate inward during the summer, which forces your air con to work harder. Shutters, however, can control the amount of heat that enters your home, taking some of the strain off the air con.

Control Sunlight

Taking advantage of the natural light of the sun is a good way to utilise renewable energy – when it’s cool! Aluminium shutters, like the high quality Louvreshield shutters we sell, give you full control over the amount of light you allow in a room or outdoor space. These are a great option, no matter the time of year.

Absorb Heat With Good Thermal Properties

Choosing a style of shutter is all about personal preference, but when it comes to thermal properties, there’s far more to consider. Thermal performance is measured by the percentage of temperature difference achieved by a material.

While most materials perform well, aluminium is truly one of the best. In fact, the reinforced extruded aluminium Louvreshield External Shutter is the top shutter in Australia. It’s durable, easy to clean and provides insulation like no other shutter in the country. 

If you’re ready to add function and style to your space, contact us to learn more about the shutters we sell!

Aluminium Shutters Brisbane – A Sturdy Way to Protect Your Home

Our Louvreshield Aluminium outdoor shutters Brisbane come with an 89mm blade size and multiple installation options. These features enable the aluminium shutters to be designed such that they can provide great privacy when closed and a great view when open.

Aluminium shutters Brisbane are stronger than wood plantation shutters  and are made from reinforced extruded aluminium for strength and are available in a large range of powder coated colours to meet Australian standards. These Brisbane shutters are ideally suited for exterior applications, such as decks, patios, balconies, courtyards and wet areas.

Aluminium shutters also come in various styles, which include sliding panels, multifold, hinged, or fixed. These Shutters offer privacy from neighbours, but still allow you to maintain your view.

Our Louvreshield Aluminium outdoor shutters  are resistant to chipping, sagged, warping and require miniumum maintenance – making them an incredibly durable product. And if you want to further add security to your room or home, then you can add security bolts to your aluminium shutters for added security.

Advantages of Using Basswood Shutters

Basswood shutters, also known as timber shutters Brisbane, are gaining popularity among homeowners’ choices of Brisbane shutters due to their many positive qualities.

Firstly, they’re sturdy.  They are more durable than other types of wooden shutters because the basswood itself is not porous. They also have a fine and attractive texture. Likewise, they have a smooth  and uniform finish.

Basswood shutters allow you to have full control of the amounts of air, heat, and light that you want to allow into the room. If you want to let some light in, then you can open the shutters to the right amount. You can also avoid glare by having the blades slightly angled. In addition, this type of Brisbane window shutters provides insulation.

Basswood shutters are also versatile, as the blades inside the shutters have different widths , which enable you to choose the profile that best meets your needs. Basswood shutters also come in various standard sizes. They are available in the bi-fold, sliding, hinged, or fixed configurations.

Each Basswood shutter panel can also be made up to 950mm wide – offering an amazing view!


Cosmopolitan Shutters

If you’re looking for window shutters Brisbane, then Cosmopolitan Shutters may just have the shutters that you need. Whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor shutters Brisbane, Cosmopolitan Shutters has a reputation for delivering Australia’s most affordable shutters and is a company you can rely on.

Your shutters serve a significant purpose in keeping your home or office a safe and comfortable place to live and spend time in. As such, it’s important that you procure only the best shutters for your home or business.

Outdoor Shutters Brisbane

We specialize in outdoor shutters with our external louvreshield aluminium shutters which do not only add aesthetics to your home; they also protect it from extreme weather conditions, such as storms and any sort of high wind activity. Since they are attached to your home’s exterior, you can close them over your windows in preparation for any sort of threatening weather.

Indoor Shutters Brisbane

If you are looking for indoor shutters you will have a choice of either our thermoshield shutters  which is made of a synthetic material and has the look and feel of wood and comes with a lifetime warranty or our basswood timber shutters which is made from 100% furniture grade basswood timber. Our internal shutter range ensures privacy and comfort in your home or office. Unlike draperies, indoor shutters enable you to control temperature in a room and also the amount of light you want to enter a room. Our timber shutters are made with strong but light-weight hardwood which resists denting and marking allowing for peace of mind. They can also come as solid panels which hinges open and close or they may come with horizontal slats that you can open and close.

Whichever type of shutter you need or prefer, you are sure to get the best Brisbane shutters from Cosmopolitan Shutters.