Window shutters are trendy and smart, they save energy, and are so simple to use. For these reasons and more, we are huge fans of interior window shutters. With more than 25 years of experience manufacturing and installing shutters in Kent homes and businesses, we’ve found that our customers soon become as enamoured with window shutters as we are.
Are you considering window shutters? If so, you probably have some questions you want answering before making up your mind. One of the most frequently asked questions our prospective clients have, is, do window shutters block out light?
It’s logical that people think that shutters might let too much light in due to the small gaps between the shutter’s louvers. Light entering is a problem for shift workers, and studies show that people exposed to light while sleeping get around 10 minutes less sleep a night. Ten minutes might not seem a big deal, but they were also likelier to feel fatigued during the day and wake up confused during the night.
If window shutters will block out the light or how much light will be blocked depends largely on the shutter design. However, as a rule of thumb, shutters will block a substantial amount of light from coming into a room when closed completely.