Benefits of Shutters

There are many benefits of installing shutters in your home. These vary according to the shutter range and the room they are installed in.

Beyond the obvious aesthetic value they add to any home, they help create a comfortable and safe interior, and add significant financial value to a property.

Use the right-hand side menu below to read all about the significant benefits shutters offer.

Light Control

Create the perfect natural lighting of your indoor space by simply adjusting the louvres of your shutters. Tilt the louvres to allow in light while blocking direct sunlight that can damage, furniture, soft furnishings, flooring etc. Close the louvres to block out natural and artificial outdoor lighting when sleeping. This versatility is generally not offered by other fabric window treatments such as curtains and blinds which are either opened of closed.

Tilted louvres deflecting sunlight                             Closed louvres blocking out moonlight and outdoor artificial lightRetain view                              

AMERICAN shutters® has designed some unique features that give our shutter ranges enhanced light-block and privacy, such as the overlapping rabbet stiles between shutter panels, and a hidden tilt system that enables a snug fit between louvres and the frame.


Ventilation and Temperature Control

Natural ventilation helps to cool indoor temperatures, keep a healthy circulation of fresh air and maintain hygienic conditions. By adjusting the shutter louvres, you are able to direct and control the amount of ventilation while leaving windows and doors open.


Open louvres allowing in a gentle breeze                                                                   Info graphic showing how shutters keep heat in

Open louvres allow natural ventilation indoors and can, if the house design accommodates, create a through breeze to help cool a home in warmer months. Closed louvres also serve as a thermal barrier to keep hot or cold air out, giving more control over indoor temperatures. Shutters are an eco-friendly option for indoor temperature control and save on electricity bills.

Privacy Control

Complete privacy control with unprecedented flexibility. Closed louvres provide 100% privacy, an essential feature for window dressings in bedrooms and bathrooms. Tilted louvres ensure privacy while still allowing in natural light and ventilation.

AMERICAN shutters® customises the design of every shutter order according to the unique specifications of each installation. Included in this is the option to split shutter panels into into different segments or louvre banks allowing the flexibility to open certain louvres while closing others according to privacy needs.

                                          Cafe style hinged shutters with bottom shutters closed and top open - lounge with outdoor traffic or pedes



Security shutters are an attractive alternative to industrial-looking traditional security gates and burglar bars. Their adjustable louvres also offer privacy, light and ventilation control alleviating the need to have additional window dressings such as curtains or fabric blinds.

Property Value

Shutters are considered a permanent fixture and therefore add financial value to the property, especially if they serve as a security feature as well. Proven to be a selling point, as they alleviate additional expenses on security and finishes.

Built to last, and easy to maintain, they do not require costly upgrades or replacing.


Shutters are easy to clean, and therefore are ideal for use in homes with people suffering from allergies.

Shutters Western Cape

Cape Town
84 Marine Drive
Paarden Eiland

Shutters Johannesburg

Shop U1.2A, Cedar Square
Cedar Road
Fourways, Sandton

Shutters Kwazulu-Natal

26 Outlet Park
59 Meridian Drive,

Shutters Pretoria

Castle Walk Shopping Centre
491 Nossob St, Erasmuskloof

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