why you need shutters

Here at Austintatious, we offer many different window treatments; shades, blinds, draperies, and shutters. If you are considering new window treatments, shutters could be the perfect option for your home. Hunter Douglas offers a variety of window treatments, and we will cover why you need shutters for your home! 

UV Protection and Energy Efficiency 

Number one on everyone’s mind at the moment, with the Austin area hitting triple digits every day, is protection from harmful UV rays and increased energy efficiency. They can help prevent fading of your artwork, furniture, and flooring when they are closed. When closed, they offer 99% protection from those harmful UV rays. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, exterior shutters are most effective at reducing solar heat gain.


Shutters can not only withstand extreme heat and humidity, but they can be made to look either modern or traditional, depending on how you want to use them. They can be made from real hardwood to faux wood. Hunter Douglas offers a wide variety of options, available in white, gray, taupe, brown, and black; you’re sure to find the ideal shutters to complement your decor.


Shutters allow you to control the amount of sunlight that enters your space and provide a superior level of privacy compared to other window treatments. You can enjoy indoor ventilation without concerns about prying eyes. Moreover, you can customize the level of privacy within a single shutter panel by keeping the upper half open for natural light and the lower half closed for privacy. This feature makes shutters an excellent choice for bathrooms and bedrooms.


When it comes to kids and pets, safety is of utmost importance. Shutters are designed with safety in mind and do not have any dangling strings or cords that can be dangerous around young children and pets. They are also easy to clean with a light vacuum or damp cloth, making them a practical and safe choice for any family.

why you need shutters

Made to Fit 

These window treatments are great for odd-shaped windows, such as arches, angles, and hexagons. Custom shutters can fit just about any window size or shape, providing a perfect fit. They are also an excellent option for doors. There are a variety of ways to make a statement with standard sliding or French doors. 

Now that we’ve given you a few reasons why you need shutters in your home, it’s time to get shopping! If you’re interested in shutters or other window treatment options for your home, schedule a free virtual consultation with us today.