Queensland is famous for its warm weather. After all, it’s called the sunshine state for a reason.
This is why quality custom aluminium shutters are a staple fixture of many Queensland homes.
They’re a guaranteed way to keep the hot sun out and allow fresh air to circulate through a building. Of course, people install shutters for a variety of other beneficial reasons as well.
While it’s a constant challenge to keep your home cool as temperatures rise, one of the best ways is to improve your insulation.
In addition to adding style to your home, exterior shutters help prevent heat from entering and the cool air generated by your air conditioning system from escaping.
By installing quality plantation shutters, you will be able to lower your energy costs, control sunlight and reduce the amount of heat entering your home when it matters the most.
Lower your electricity bill
The high cost of electricity in Australia makes energy efficiency a major part of home design. Even though energy-efficient windows are great, they don’t provide much insulation on their own.
By protecting your home from the sun, shutters can improve the efficiency of your windows and your home’s energy efficiency when it comes to heating and cooling over the seasons.
Reduce the heat entering your home
If you don’t run your air conditioner in the day, heat transfer from the sun will increase the temperature inside your home significantly, meaning that you and your family will be extremely uncomfortable and at risk of heat exhaustion.
Since windows lack insulation, extreme heat radiates inward during the day, forcing your air conditioner to work harder. By controlling the amount of heat entering your home, shutters will reduce the need for air conditioning to work as hard and will mean better comfort for you.
Using natural light to your advantage
It’s a good idea to use the sun’s natural light when the weather is cooler.
With high-quality shutters in use, you can control the amount of light that enters a room or outdoor area and therefore save money on running lighting in the daytime. Regardless of the season, shutters are a great choice to assist with controlling light.
Beat the heat with aluminium shutters
Choosing a shutter-style is a matter of personal preference, but there are far more factors to consider when it comes to thermal properties. A material’s thermal performance is determined by the percentage of temperature difference it achieves.
The best material for most applications is aluminium. Designed and installed for commercial, high-rise, and residential applications, all our hardware is Australian made.
Aluminium plantation shutters provide light and shade control and protection from the elements, so they are ideal when it is extremely hot, raining, or windy.
Another aspect is winning over property owners, architects, builders, and renovators. Aluminium plantation shutters have an elegantly classic look that balances the modern material to work well with most home designs.
What’s so great about aluminium shutters?
Your aluminium shutters will last a long time since aluminium is a very durable material. Aluminium provides excellent insulation. It also gives you a sense of privacy and makes it easy to block out light, wind, or rain. Aluminium’s sturdy structure deters intruders effectively as well.
Aluminium is a strong, durable metal and they block out dangerous UV rays, reducing the temperature behind the shutters even on the hottest days.
Call the experts for your shutters
Balcony Shutters Australia is a leading supplier of quality aluminium plantation shutters for the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast.
Are you seeking a way to increase privacy, reduce noise, block out the sun, wind, and rain while maintaining seamless style? Balcony Shutters give you the ability to bring the OUTDOORS in and the INDOORS out all year round. Relax and entertain comfortably by creating a practical space for you to enjoy year-round.
The innovative design of our bifold, sliding, stacking, and fixed shutters are tailored to meet the modern Australian lifestyle.
We offer powder-coated aluminium plantation shutters that can be paired with glass panels or balustrades for the ultimate solution, creating an illusion of space.
We offer quality aluminium shutters on the Sunshine Coast built to withstand our harsh coastal environment for any application, including decks, patios, balconies, and terraces. Our shutters can be designed for residential, commercial, and high-rise buildings.