Get ready for summer: why timber shutters are your secret to staying cool and comfortable

Summer is about to be in full swing, which means now is the perfect time to install timber shutters. As summers seem to be getting hotter and hotter by the year, it’s best to invest in environmentally-friendly features throughout your home so that you can enjoy a cool and comfortable space without cranking up your air conditioning system. 

Windows are meant to cool your home, however, all don’t do the job equally. Getting your home fitted with timber shutters is uniquely excellent at ventilating your home during one of the hottest times of the year. We know that there are many window furnishing options available, however, if you’re truly interested in a cost-efficient, effective and eco-friendly option this summer, then timber shutters are the way to go.

Let’s dive into why our visually stunning timber shutters can also increase the comfort of your home during the summer.

1. Timber is a particularly effective material

While the configuration of timber plantation shutters has its advantages, timber also holds great value. Timber is an excellent and natural insulation material. During the day, timber absorbs warmth, and in the night (or winter), it releases this air. This action makes your home more comfortable, regardless of if it’s summer or winter.

What does this mean for you? With cooler summers and warmer winters, your home will be more comfortable throughout the year. In addition to this, you won’t need to crank up your air conditioning or heater, saving you money on utility costs, regardless of the season.

2.  Horizontal slats of our shutters help to block sunlight

Horizontal slats of shutters are excellent at blocking harsh glares from hitting your home which can affect your vision, especially if reflective mirrors and screens are in your home. In addition, sunlight is the major culprit that affects your home’s temperature. By blocking it with the slats, you prevent your home from heating up even more during the summer and avoid using your air conditioning.

3. Customisable sizing makes for more effective cooling

Our timber plantation shutters can fit your window to its exact measurements. We don’t only offer in-house consultations and measurements to ensure that we get accurate dimensions, but our expert team is experienced in creating a variety of sizes for timber shutters.

With shutters that fit your space perfectly, there aren’t any gaps left where you can pass through. In the middle of summer, this makes a massive difference to the comfort of your space because it means that cool air from your air conditioning system won’t be able to escape. You’ll be able to benefit from an overall, more effective and efficient cooling of your room.

4. Ventilation is possible whenever you need it

Natural ventilation makes your home cooler, more breathable and generally, a more inviting and comfortable space.

During the summer, you may get a few days when it’s extremely rainy – however, even though it may pour outside, it doesn’t always mean that the temperature is any cooler. Shutters allow you to keep air ventilation throughout your home, even when it’s raining. This enables you to keep your windows open and your home cool when you’re not at home. The threat of rain will no longer be a problem when it comes to naturally keeping your home cool.

Bonus: As window shutters open via slats, a criminal can’t crawl through them. You can leave your shutters open throughout the night and day without any security concerns. The longer you keep your shutters open, the cooler your space will be.

5. Empire Window Furnishings offers a range of high-quality timber plantation shutters

We understand the value of timber shutters and are prepared to help you find a solution for your home. Our timber shutters are available in a variety of stains, colours and sizes, ensuring you find an option that suits your home’s aesthetic. Made from Paulownia wood which has a uniform and refined grain, our timber shutters have excellent visual appeal in addition to their functional value.

Our team will discuss the aesthetics of your home as well as the practicality of our timber plantation shutters. We’re ready to provide you with any information needed to help you make the choice that’s right for you.

For a free in-home consultation, call us today at 1300 950 654 or email We look forward to hearing from you!

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