Learn More About The Importance Of Wooden Shutters For Your Home
Why Were Wooden Shutters Used?
Since their advent, wooden shutters have become an integral part of a home’s charm. Their purpose in the day was to block the penetrating rays of the summer heat, guard against the chill wind of winter, and reduce ambient light.
The wooden shutters of today have become more decorative and less functional, serving as a type of architectural adornment for windows and doors that provides an aesthetic balance. Without them, a house by most accounts appears naked, bland or simply lackluster. As the functional use of shutters declined, so did the attention to detail and proportion.
Today they are often made of vinyl in standard sizes and are too narrow in relation to the window. Proportions are skewed, the material is inauthentic, and a once aspiring architectural detail is relegated to disharmony.