On the Sunshine Coast, aluminium shutters are not just a practical addition but an embodiment of the relaxed coastal lifestyle. Choosing the right shutters is about creating a delicate balance between style, functionality and durability against harsh sun, salty sea air and strong winds. In this blog, we will guide you through the process of choosing the ideal aluminium shutters that meet your needs and complement your home’s aesthetic.
Consider Your Home's Style
One key aspect to consider is the architectural style of your home. Aluminium shutters come in a range of designs and finishes that can seamlessly blend in or make a standout statement. Traditional homes often pair well with classic-style shutters, accentuating their timeless appeal.
Modern or contemporary homes may benefit from a minimalist shutter design, showcasing clean lines and simple forms. Remember, the goal is to enhance the overall aesthetic, not overpower it. Aluminium shutters should be a complementing addition, rather than an afterthought.
Determine Sun Exposure
Another critical factor is the amount and direction of sun exposure your openings receive. Australia’s climate is diverse, and the sun’s rays can be intense, especially during the warmer months. Aluminium shutters are excellent in controlling sunlight penetration, while also allowing for air circulation.
Depending on the location of your home, you may need more or less coverage from your shutters. South-facing openings receive less direct sunlight, allowing for more minimalist shutter options. East and west-facing openings, with exposure to the rising and setting sun, might require more versatile shutters to minimise glare at different times of the day.
Decide On Shutter Style
There are several aluminium shutter styles to choose from, each offering unique functionality and visual appeal. Here are some of the most popular options:
Bi-Fold Aluminium Shutters
Our bi-fold shutters glide on tracks and are connected only in pairs which gives you more versatility over other concertina style bi-folding shutters on the market. They’re perfect if you want to partly open up a space anywhere on the tracks or completely open up a space, inviting the outdoors in. Installed on verandahs and decks, bi-fold shutters can be used to protect against the elements. In more accommodating weather, simply swing the bi-folds open and let the sunshine in.
Sliding Aluminium Shutters
As the name suggests, sliding shutters move along tracks. They’re ideal for spaces with large openings and are particularly useful in controlling light and privacy. You can simply slide these shutters into position to block out the sun and enjoy time out on your balcony or deck.
Stacking Aluminium Shutters
Fitted on specially designed tracks, stacking shutters are similar to bi-fold shutters, but they are single panels and stack to one side in a stacking bay. You can fully close the shutters, open them right up or open them partially to gain complete control over light, airflow and external views.
Hinged Aluminium Shutters
Hinged shutters swing open just like a door and are equipped with a latch to keep them in place. The louvres are adjustable and you can set their angles to control the level of light and privacy in outdoor spaces.
Combination shutters combine glass panels and aluminium shutters to make the most of fresh air and fabulous views. The combination of glass panels and shutters will allow you to enjoy an open balcony while still having instant protection against the elements.
Fixed Aluminium Shutters
Ideal for maximum privacy, fixed shutters are permanently attached to the window or opening. They’re great for those areas where you desire constant shade, privacy or wind protection. While not quite as versatile as other shutter options, you can still adjust light control with the louvres.
Stylish Aluminium Shutters On The Sunshine Coast
When it comes to installing stylish aluminium shutters that meet your needs, you can trust Balcony Shutters Australia. We proudly supply and install aluminium shutters to customers across Brisbane and Sunshine Coast. We understand the region’s unique climate and design our shutters to provide fantastic weather control and durability.
Reach out to us today for expert advice and to explore our wide range of aluminium shutter options. We’re here to help you make an informed decision, ensuring your home is stylish, comfortable and sheltered. Whatever your space and whatever your needs, we’ll help you find the perfect shutters for your Sunshine Coast home.