One thing that people don’t consider when shopping for shutters is that they can actually improve the security of your home. One of the main reasons people add shutters to their houses is to make their homes look beautiful. Adding new shutters to your home is a great way to increase the perceived and list value of your home while boosting its curb appeal as well.
Otherwise, people think of shutters as providing function, only in that they help control the light and the temperature of a room. What many homeowners don’t take into account is that shutters can also be an important part of your home security. Shutters are a nice complement to your existing home security system in a few key ways.
Shutters Protect Your Privacy
One of the primary reasons that shutters should be a key part of your home’s security plan is because they add privacy to your home. Without shutters, anyone of your neighbors, someone passing by, and even potential intruders have a clear view right into your home. Without shutters or window coverings, you, your family, and your home are totally vulnerable. This puts you and your family’s privacy at risk.
There are plenty of times that you would want to use your shutters to maintain your privacy. Opening your shutters to let in some light or even warm up your home in cooler months is understandable, but if you have nosey neighbors, you also want to make sure that you can protect your privacy. Shutters help you and your family protect your privacy by giving you the ability to close off your windows, whenever you need to.
Anyone can look into a window of your home. This gives burglars and robbers the ability to monitor and study your behavior and patterns, most importantly, when you’re home and when you aren’t.
If you don’t have shutters or window coverings blocking the view, a criminal can gather all the information they need to find the best time to break into your home, and may even be able to see where and how you store or hide your valuables and key financial information. If you don’t have shutters covering your windows, it is easy for people to see when you are out for a quick lunch or if you are taking your family on vacation. Having shutters on your home gives you the ability to protect your privacy from not only your neighbors but potential burglars and criminals as well.
Someone doesn’t have to break into your home to threaten your privacy or security. Think about it this way: if your credit card is out in the open, anyone can take down your card number, expiration, and security code.
If you don’t have shutters on your home, what’s going to stop someone from doing the same thing? Leaving your credit cards, bank statements, and important documents near open windows can become an instant threat to your privacy and identity. Shutters give you the power to protect and close windows to your home, which gives you an added layer of security in protecting important documents and private information.
Shutters Protect your Property
Many of our customers purchase our shutters for their fashion and functional purposes, but most of them don’t consider how valuable they are for protecting your property as well. Closed shutters not only dissuade burglars from breaking and entering but also make it harder for them to do so.
Having big, closed shutters on your home can be a huge deterrent for burglars and intruders. Big, thick, closed shutters block potential intruders from knowing who, if anyone, is in your home and where they are. Put yourself in their shoes for a second. That’s a big unknown and a massive risk for someone who is planning on breaking in and robbing a place. Having shutters and closing them at night or during the day blocks their ability to gather information on you and your family in terms of who is there and where you are in your home. They would much rather try to break into a home where they can at least see what room they are getting into and what’s happening on the inside.
Shutters actually create an additional physical layer of security for your home as well. Heavy shutters on your home are not only a way to block burglars from looking into your home but prevent them from entering as well. Adding shutters with some heavy latches to your windows makes it surprisingly more difficult for burglars and intruders to break in. It might be easy to shatter a window, but it can be really difficult to knock down, or bust open, dismantle heavy shutters, once you make it past the windows.
Contact Starwood Distributors and Get Shutters for Your Home
Getting shutters for your home makes your house look wonderful, and gives you the ability to customize the look and feel of your home. They are great for controlling light and heat, giving you the ability to keep your house a comfortable temperature while saving on energy cost, and also provide an effective additional layer of security and privacy to your home.
If you have more questions about adding shutters to your home, contact our window and floor covering experts at Starwood Distributors today.